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18 comments

  1. July 4, 2013
    Leslie

    I adore lawn ornaments too! In moderation, of course 🙂 I’ve name all of mine! My newest addition is Gerhardt…he’s a gnome that I painted as a Mother’s Day/Birthday gift from my daughter (who HATES gnomes but knew that I would want to paint one myself).

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    • July 4, 2013
      Tara

      How could anyone hate gnomes? They’re so friendly looking… yet fiendish too! I should name mine. That’s such a good idea. And I love that yours has a very “grown-up name”. Much better than “Twinkles” or “Grumpy’! 🙂

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  2. July 4, 2013
    Krista @ the happy housie

    I love gnomes!! I bought my dad one last year for Father’s Day and my mom really didn’t seem to take to having it in her beloved garden. I mean, some people go a little over the top with them, but one or two appropriately placed gnomes really makes the garden! Can’t wait to see your yard after the sod was slowly drowned…we hydroseeded our yard last year and it looked gorgeous last summer but looks like only 1/100 grass blades survived the winter. Wonder if sod is better…

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    • July 4, 2013
      Tara

      I’d say that sod is a pretty sure bet, but it can be a bit particular when the weather is nasty (and what can you do about that?). Our grass is pretty green, but there are some weird bare patches where the grass just didn’t take. I don’t know how much hydroseeding is, so I can’t compare prices, but sod was less expensive than I thought it would be.

      I think that gnomes – when carefully placed – are fabulous! I’m sorry that your mom didn’t agree! 😉

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  3. July 4, 2013
    Kadie

    I like lawn art too! Your little gnomes and ants are adorable! I have been wanting to get more, I just need to find the perfect little people that my little people wont break. lol

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    • July 4, 2013
      Tara

      Little people can be a bit of a buzzkill when it comes to pretty things, can’t they? Thankfully, the girls have just looked (and not clanged together) most of my lawn art. I think it’s because we have tonnes of brightly coloured plastic thing-a-ma-bobs in the middle of the yard to distract them! 😉

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  4. July 5, 2013
    Alli

    Love it! And the fact that my cilantro is not the only rebel with a cause! Great storytelling!

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    • July 5, 2013
      Tara

      My cilantro has been completely insubordinate since I bought it at the nursery. It just bolted and went to seed right away. I’m going to try to harness his bad attitude and capture some of the seeds.

      So glad that you enjoyed the post! 🙂

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  5. July 5, 2013
    Kirsten @ One Tough Mother

    I love your little gnomes! And I just checked out Part 1 to this post and WOW! Your backyard looks fabulous! We are working on our mess of a backyard but have a long way to go. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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    • July 5, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Kirsten! It’s come a long way; can’t wait to share the final pictures next week!

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  6. July 5, 2013
    Callista

    I’m loving your funky gnomes! A few are definitely a fun addition to a garden 🙂

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    • July 6, 2013
      Tara

      You’re so right – a few are great. I need to reign in my desire to collect a few more. (Who am I kidding? I know that I’ll end up with more. I have a problem).

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  7. July 6, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Ever since Amelie I am uttly obsessed with garden gnomes. Obsessed. I love the ones you found. If I lived closer I’d be tempted to borrow yours and mail you a few post cards 😉

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    • July 6, 2013
      Tara

      I forgot about Amelie (and how could I have done that? What a great movie!) I should probably stake out my neighbourhood and see if a gnome or two wants to go on a little trip! (Actually…. there’s a gnome next door that might want to do a little travelling! Hmmm…. should I?)

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  8. July 7, 2013
    letitia kaya

    Haha I once stole a gnome that was sitting in a front yard looking all sad and rejected for my friend who was obsessed with him. That was 7 years ago. she still has him ahaha

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    • July 7, 2013
      Tara

      I’m so glad that she still has him. And if she’s obsessed with him, then maybe he found his “rightful owner”? I don’t know if I have the balls to steal a gnome… but I’m thinking about it! 😉

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  9. July 7, 2013
    letitia kaya

    7 years ago I was 17. Not a care on the world. I would probably feel too bad if I did it now :p

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  10. October 10, 2014
    ByLightOfMoon

    I adore your garden, Love Fairies, Gnomes, Hobbits!
    Smiles, Cyndi

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