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The best aspect of fairy gardens, according to Trudi Schaefer, is that most of the needed materials are only limited to one’s imagination. (Republican Eagle photos by Amanda Greenwood)

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Sunshine, blue skies and just the right amount of breeze set the scene for a bustling farmers market Saturday at the Red Wing Depot. Among the many tents was a table full of moss, bark, twigs, sea shells and marbles.


“Let your imagination run wild,” Trudi Schaefer told visitors at her fairy gardening tutorial.

Schaefer said that her theme of fairy gardening, so to speak, is that “kids should be able to walk out the backdoor to make anything.”

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