Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fairy doors and garden gnomes....I love whimsy, but do they really belong in a garden? I say yes!

Gnome in squash patch.
Fairy door in greenhouse bed.
I love whimsy. I REALLY love whimsy. I brought some fairy doors and gnomes into the store...and I was hooked.
More fairies in the lettuce bed.
Like most people I started out very anti-gnome. I've scoffed. I've turned my nose up when I see them in yards. I have shaken my head in sort of a mock pity.
Gnome in strawberry bed.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME!!

13 comments:

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Mark Willis said...

Fairy interesting! And, Yes, you are well and truly hooked. Gnome-atter what you do, you will not be able to escape this obsession.

Erin said...

Thank you. I'm glad you are finding it helpful.

Erin said...

I think you are right my friend. There is no hope for me. I'm nuts about whirligigs too. I am preparing a post.

Jane and Chris said...

Lordy, lordy....have you been at the dandelion wine, my friend?!!!
Jane x

Gardeningbren said...

One's garden style is so individual. I can't support you in the Gnome front, but perhaps a fairy door in the garden would be charming ;-). In fact, I quite like that!

Missel's said...

And don't forget to add a few ceramic mushrooms too!! They have some fantastic ones out there with bobble heads and great colors/sizes.....they compliment the gnomes so very well. I have several in my perennial bed. I don't have a good place for little fairy doors but will definitely add a few to my raised veggie beds when that garden is finished. Wonderful pictures!!

Erin said...

So Jane...you are anti gnome? And funny, my mom always says I should stop killing dandelions and make wine. Have you been conspiring with her?

Erin said...

I think a fairy door would be perfect. You could use resin ones like mine, or...there are people who hand craft really beautiful wood ones. That seems more like your style. Beautiful artwork.

Erin said...

I haven't seen these mushrooms you speak of. I will keep my eyes open. I get a lot of natural mushrooms in the yard, but not in the summer. That would be cute.

Jane and Chris said...

Kill dandelions???? When they make such delish and very alcoholic wine?!
Jane x

Erin said...

I Think I need to try some of this wine. Yes?

peter kenneth said...

Wow!! Wonderful!! the garden looks so beautiful and you have placed these gnomes in such a wonderful way!
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