As gnomes go, this guy is kinda cute.
Honestly, I think you should put whatever ornaments suit your fancy in your garden. It is your private space after all!
There are some pretty offbeat choices available though, and I can't resist poking a bit of fun at some of them.
For me, the oddest trend in garden ornaments for this year is: Scary!
Still, if your goal is to frighten trespassers, this cobra might come in handy.
On the other hand, he also might frighten away family and friends. I know my mother wouldn't step foot inside the back gate if she knew there was a snake, even if it was a plastic one, lurking in my garden.
What do you think of these guys?
Could they possibly be so freaky emerging out of some leafy greens that they might be a bit tongue-in-cheek funny?
Hmm....look at those eyes though. They kinda creep me out. Too Adams Family for my tastes I think!
Here is scary of a different kind.
God forbid the dogs get used to this statuesque fellow and assume that all skunks are this harmless.
Got problems with racoons or birds eating the fish in your pond?
He may be smiling, but I bet this guy might send Mr. Racoon running for cover.
I also saw lots of bird themed ornaments at my local garden centre. I like chickens and roosters, but I am just not sure about this brightly colored plastic one.
Where would you put him anyway? In your vegetable garden maybe?
These owls are sort of sweet.
For me, Out-of-Africa themed ornaments will always seem like an odd choice for a non-tropical,
North American garden.
A few years ago garden gnomes experienced a brief vogue when a children's movie featuring the chubby-cheeked little characters hit the big screen.
Now three years later the last of those racks of garden gnomes are on final clearance.
These poor little guys have yellow discount stickers slapped right in the middle of their foreheads.
Not their most dignified moment for sure!
Three Dogs in a Garden?
No thanks! I think I'll stick with the real thing.
P.S. The golfing chimp from last year's stock is still available at the nursery. Any takers?