Thursday, April 10, 2008
Garden Gnome in the Bushes
Everyone passing by, not only the kids, got a kick out of finding a plastic dinosaur or a red suited gnome peeking out from under a fern leaf or low lying pine branch. We found a few small animal figurines in unexpected places, like hiding hear a tree trunk or under a bird bath, and these always resulted in shouts of glee and laughter.
When we moved away, to a nearby larger city of 50,000 we discovered that the city hall had lovely heavily planted grounds and someone had nestled tiny plastic deer and other wild critters among the flowers and shrubs. This was unbelievably nice!
So now we had yet another venue for our adventure walks, looking for the unexpected among the roses and cantua vines.
This is a fun element to add to your garden, especially if children play in it.