I was poking around in Google Trends the other day doing some keyword trend research and discovered a few interesting tid bits of information. I was looking at the historical popularity or the two search terms’ fairy garden’ and ‘miniature garden’ and here’s what I found.
The data starts in 2004 and of the 6 most interested nations in the term fairy garden only the United States shows enough interest to have data ranging back to 2004. however the US comes in at only fourth in over all interest.The other five in order of most interest shown in fairy garden and miniature garden and when it started to show is shown below. I all cases fairy garden was a more popular term than miniature garden.
‘Fairy Garden’ ‘Miniature Garden’
Australia 2007 2011
South Africa 2007 not enough interest for data
UK 2006 2007
(US 2004 and beyond) 2004
Malaysia 2012 not enough interest for data
Canada 2012 2012
So now we know ..all this fairy garden nonsense came from the good ol’ US of A.
What does this data mean? I’m not sure. But I was surprised that fairy gardening seems to be an enduring American interest rather than a trend or fad. I had suspected that I would find that the UK showed a more historical interest. I also hope it means that Canada is just getting started and that this interest will endure:) That would be good news for fairygarden.ca