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A Little Garden Kitsch

July 18th, 2016

Every garden needs a few fun elements, I found these at a local store a few weeks ago and I put them at the entrance to the main vegetable garden in the back. They make me smile every single time I walk by and I LOVE that! They’re not very tall, only about three inches each and they sit on top of a two foot garden stake.
garden ornaments 1
garden ornaments 2
These little figurines are a good reminder to not be too serious, we all need a little kitsch in our lives!

Do you have any gnomes in your garden? Any garden art?

3 Comments to “A Little Garden Kitsch”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Susy, I don’t have gnomes but I do have some concrete statues. Two of them are birds. They are some kind of long neck bird. Either a crane or a stork or such. The other is a turtle. All three were given to me when my cousin’s neighbor moved. Slowly but surely I’ve been getting to a point where the garden is more than just vegetables. Gardens should be designed and not just a dug up a patch of dirt stuff planted in it. Gardens should be a peaceful place and not just a place of work and toil. Gardens should be enjoyed and not just be a place of chores. It’s taken me a while to see the beauty of a garden and enjoy it for more than a place where vegetables grow. Better late in life than never I guess.

    Have a great smiling at gnomes day.

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  2. Chris on July 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Those are adorable! No gnomes here but yes, a few pieces of garden art here and there, which like you, always make me smile! :)

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  3. Katie on July 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I have a little corner flower bed whose border is a line-up of different colored bowling balls. Everyone who comes by comments on them, they’re quite the conversation piece. Some are blue, some purple, some orange swirled, and one silver. It makes me happy.

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