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« on: July 14, 2009 01:02:11 PM »



Just wanted to share my gnome garden. My husband made the "superman box", and the house.



 I used gorilla glue to attach rocks to the sides of the house and to attach the cut up shingles to the roof.
I got the different varieties of moss from the back of my property. We live at a lake which makes all the right conditions for lots of moss to grow.



It's got a working fountain and I put a tealight inside the house when I'm entertaining, it looks like the gnomes are entertaining too!  Cheesy

the pictures really don't do it justice. there are mushrooms growing out of the moss near the fountain, and i used basil, rosemary, and baby's breath. there are about 5 or 6 different kinds of moss in there, some looks like grass, some looks like mini-brown tulips, some like bushes. the path was made of clay that i shaped into stepping stones but the weather turned them back into clay.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 01:14:34 PM »

this is so cute! i want to make one now. we just bought a new house, and there is plenty of space to make lots of little gnome gardens. any tips?
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009 03:12:48 PM »

yes i do have advice: get a "bonsai basil" plant...or is it a "basil bonsai"?... either way, if you ask someone at the garden center they will know, it's basically a species of basil that can be trimmed to look like a mini-tree. It's super-hardy so you can plant it and leave it.
I chose the baby's breathe, and the rosemary, because they grow low.
The moss is nice because it retains allot of moisture so you don't have to water allot (plus it looks like little gnome grass)
If you wanna get GOOD moss and not have to pay for it, go near a lake or river and look at the roots of big trees, or where there is a slope. all you need is a little garden shovel and it pulls up like carpet. The stuff they gave me at the garden center was crap, had pine needles in it and was more dirt and crud than anything. It was really fun! I hope you give it a shot! Please post if you do  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009 03:16:47 PM »

thanks! once we've moved into the new house, i'll definitely give it a go!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009 06:59:13 PM »

This really is too cute!  Much cooler than the giant lawn gnome.  You have to look closely to appreciate it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009 11:59:24 AM »

Very, very cool!  I'm going to HAVE to build one of these now.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009 01:20:43 PM »

Too cool!  I might have to steal it!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009 01:22:24 PM »

The idea, that is............... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009 12:11:41 AM »

I -love- this...so so so so sooo much?! I have a weakness for itty bitty houses and things and you have soo inspired me to go make one!! PRESH.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009 12:33:23 PM »

I have been thinking about making one of these for a while but seeing yours is making me think I will get started today. Great job!
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