Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New Gnome Village............

Yes, the gnomes picked up and moved across the flagstone walk and down the incline near an old dead tree stump. I think they like their new place. I know I like how they are situation much better than their old village. It seems like a natural place for a community of gnomes........

Woody (from Dolly Wood) seems to be fine with the new location. That's important because he is king of the gnomes and my favorite! He now rests in a bed of tiny green leafed ground cover that I got from a friend. She has very large areas of it in her back yard. It doesn't get very tall and can be walked on.

A wider shot and you can see the ground cover is covering a good portion and hopefully will spread through all the bare ground in the village. The tree has a perfect opening and is hollow inside. 

This picture was made with me standing on the flagstone walk that runs by my dining room window. The ground cover in the front here is a much bigger leafed kind. As the new one spreads I will pull back some mini-bark and let it cover as much area as needs it.  If all goes well I think it will be a pretty little place.

A close-up of King Woody.


My second to the favorite. He is called Sneaky. Doesn't he look a little guilty about something?

He is like me, he likes birds.  See the little one sitting on his hand.
Another second to the favorite -  none other than the Santa of the gnomes, resting on his big leaf. 

These three hang out inside the tree. They are going to look better just as soon as they get repainted.

Santa again with one of his little helpers.

Close to the opening of the tree is their patio, a mosaic piece I did a few years ago.  When you see everything up close and together it seems to work here. I have a feeling they use it as a dance floor at night.

In front and down the lane a bit more is this one.

And, also this. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step".

A little more to the left sits this little brick house and these whopper birds.  I'm hoping the ground cover will grow down this far.

Another paint job waiting here. The toadstool looked so pretty until it's creamy yellow paint faded. The new place is mostly in the shade and hopefully colors will last better.

This big inlaid-glass one is holding up better and is still pretty.
On the opposite end and around the tree a bit is this little chair with a fat frog. And, that concludes our little visit to the new gnome village.


  1. Which gnome did you get while I was down there last time? Does he still live in the tree out front?

    Since I am the kind of person who puts things in place and it stays like that pretty much forever, I like to see when people arrange and rearrange often. I can live vicariously through them :-)

  2. That was the Santa one which I just moved to join the other ones in the village. I have been basically like you about finding the best place and leaving it forever until recent years. I have moved quite a few things in the garden this spring - more than ever before.


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