Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fairy False Advertising

Seamus has been wanting to grow some plants from seeds. While at Toys R Us, I spotted this fun-looking flower growing pack and got it for him.

Looks cool, huh? Says it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. So we got it home, took out the seed packets and started following directions.

For butterflies, it included these...

For hummingbirds, it included this seed pack...

And then it had a 3rd seed pack for attracting... FAIRIES??!!!

WHOA, hey now! The box said nothing about fairies on it. And it doesn't even say what kind of fairies it attracts. Are they from the Seelie Court or Unseelie Court? Cause we don't need to be attracting any evil fairies in this household! Perhaps the box should've included a warning on it.

"WARNING: May attract fairies" Because then I would've been better informed on whether or not to get it.

Taking our chances, we followed directions and planted all three seed packets. Overnight the seeds sprouted, which Seamus was very excited about. However, despite following the instructions exactly, all the sprouts died within days.

I don't know about you, but that's proof enough to me that "Evening Star" attracts Unseelie Fairies. Because only evil fairies would bring that kind of disappointment to a young boy.

I think next time we'll get our seeds from Lowes, and we'll stick to just attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.


  1. I love butterfly attracting plants. However, mine have died over the years.

    If he wants to plant, I have at least a couple hundred bulbs that need to go in the ground by Christmas. He is welcome to come help me plant, and they come from Lowe's.. ;-)

  2. I don't have a 'green' thumb, so the seedlings would've died in hours. Lol. As for the faeries, I think it attracted the demi-fey. They didn't like the sales pitch.