Ok, you have got to check out this garden gnome I received as a gift this holiday:
Isn't he a hoot? This is called Garden Massacre. I just love him! Of course being the curious sort, I decided to find out how having gnomes in the garden got started.
Wikipedia tells me garden gnomes started as garden dwarfs in the 19th century in Germany. They are a spin off of garden statuary from the Renaissance period. Eventually they were called garden gnomes around 1930.
Gnomes are a fun item to add to your garden and I can't wait to see my little statue in my garden this spring. I poked around on Amazon and found a couple of other gnomes that are fun.
|Zen Garden Gnome|
This guy looks totally relaxed.
|Mooning Garden Gnome|
This guys is up to no good. I like him!
If the one above gets too "cheeky" you can call in Gnomeland Security to take care of him.
|Say Hello to My Little Friend|
All I can say to this one is, "Oh my!"
|Peek-a-Boo Solar Light|
Need a little light in your garden? Let this little guy help light your way with his solar light.
|Sweet Lantern Gnome|
Let this sweet guy guide the way with his solar lantern.
|Gnome Rain Gauge|
Finally, there is this practical little gnome rain gauge. Cute huh?
No garden would be complete without a gnome. I just love my new gnome and for now he will sit on a shelf inside my house. It will be fun to see him in the garden each day.
Do you have a gnome? Share with us in the comments below.