Garden Gnomes to add whimsey to your garden

Written by Johann Erickson

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little workers. There are brightly colored garden gnomes, color-coordinated garden gnomes and a few sweet female garden gnomes.

Garden gnomes are a world-wide phenomenon, and many stories and legends are told about their origin and behavior. In Britain garden gnomes are called Nains, in Sweden they are known as Nissen, and in Hawaii they are called Menehuenes. According to common lore, Garden gnomes originated in Scandinavia and later migrated, preferring hilly meadows and rocky woodlands. Telling melancholy tales and growing a thriving garden are said to berepparttar garden gnomes favorite activities. It is also said that garden gnomes have made practical jokes an art form, so watch out! You never know what your garden gnome might be planning.

These cute little garden gnomes are justrepparttar 135150 thing to add some personality and fun to your garden. Place them in clusters or scatter them throughoutrepparttar 135151 yard. Itís always fun to come upon a garden gnome slightly hidden from plain view. Garden gnomes are a delightful addition to any outdoor setting.

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Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves

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If your gift recipient enjoys gardening as a hobby, you'll want to take a look at gardening gifts that can bring more fulfillment or enjoyment torepparttar outdoors. They would benefit from a magazine subscription like "Garden Design", or a gardening book ("Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass") to help cultivate their ideas. Garden enthusiasts like to sit back and enjoy their hard work, so patio furniture and accessories would also be a great gift.

And let's not forgetrepparttar 135149 gardener wanna-be: those whom we love that just can't seem to keep that plant alive - whose thumb isn't really green at all! Start off with a how-to book like "Lawn Care For Dummies" or "Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants", and complement that with some basic gardening tools or accessories. These types of gifts would also be great for first-time home buyers.

Forrepparttar 135150 gardener who already "has it all", you might want to consider something a little more unique, like an indoor grow light, solar stepping stones, or a cascading fountain. And if you're just not sure what to get, there's always a gift certificate or gift card.

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