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What is a garden gnome and why are they so popular?

Garden gnomes are a popular lawn ornament and many people are familiar with these unique figurines. What they often don’t know, however, is that gnomes have been around since the 1800s, when they were first produced in Germany.

Garden GnomesThe first German gnomes looked a lot different from those available today, as they were made out of clay, but it didn’t take long for their popularity to take off. In the 1840s, people in England started placing gnomes in their gardens and the charming statues have been used as garden decor ever since.

GNOME WITH BIRD

At first glance, it might be difficult to figure out why gnomes are popular. After all, they are just figurines of old men with white beards and a red pointed hat. However, in folklore, gnomes are symbols of good luck and are believed to provide protection. Today, gnomes are considered whimsical and a fun way to add charm to gardens.

GNOME WITH WELCOME SIGN STATUE

If your garden could use some character, consider adding a cute gnome for charm and good luck. Garden and Pond Depot offers a wide selection of garden gnome statues, with various sizes and designs to choose from.

 

How to keep the birds happy this winter

ALPINE 19 " TALL METAL RED HEARTS BIRDBATH WITH BIRD

ALPINE 19 ” TALL METAL RED HEARTS BIRDBATH WITH BIRD

When the weather gets chilly and the snow starts to fall, we humans stay inside to stay warm. Unfortunately, it’s a lot trickier for outdoor animals, like birds, to find protection from the harsh outdoor elements – unless they receive some help from us. 

To keep the birds in your area happy and healthy this winter, consider offering protection and food. Here are a few tips to help get you started.

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What is a garden gnome and why are they so popular?

 

Garden Gnomes with Glow in the Dark on Mushroom

Garden Gnomes with Glow in the Dark on Mushroom

Garden gnomes are a popular lawn ornament and many people are familiar with these unique figurines. What they often don’t know, however, is that gnomes have been around since the 1800s, when they were first produced in Germany.

The first German gnomes looked a lot different from those available today, as they were made out of clay, but it didn’t take long for their popularity to take off. In the 1840s, people in England started placing gnomes in their gardens and the charming statues have been used as garden decor ever since.

garden gnomes welcome

garden gnomes welcome

At first glance, it might be difficult to figure out why gnomes are popular. After all, they are just figurines of old men with white beards and a red pointed hat. However, in folklore, gnomes are symbols of good luck and are believed to provide protection. Today, gnomes are considered whimsical and a fun way to add charm to gardens.

Garden gnome welcome sign

Garden gnome welcome sign

If your garden could use some character, consider adding a cute gnome for charm and good luck. Garden and Pond Depot offers a wide selection of garden gnome statues, with various sizes and designs to choose from.