Bird Feeders/Houses

rustic birdhouse

Bird feeders or houses are not just great looking garden decorations but are also useful. Birds can help with pollination. If your main focus in your garden is planting then it is a good thing to have birds in your garden.

Bird feeders and houses attract birds plus it gives them temporary shelter. Bird feeders and houses come in different designs now. They are useful garden decorative items. You can also put a specific bird feed for the type of birds you want to attract to hangout in your garden. One example is sugar water. This attracts hummingbirds. So if you like hummingbirds be sure to put some sugar water in your bird feeder.

A simple bird feeder

There are really elaborate ones and also simple ones. It depends on your taste or with which theme you have for your garden. There are also a lot of bird feeder or house DIYs online that are inexpensive and easy to make, just in case you’re looking for a garden project that has a purpose.

A simple pink bird house
rustic birdhouse
A rustic-looking birdhouse

There are also birdhouses that have big openings. This can also house small creatures like, squirrels and chipmunks. These are very helpful for these small creatures. When the weather gets really bad. These birdhouses serve as their temporary shelter to protect them from the elements that may harm them.

Creature house
A birdhouse with a big opening

But also be ready to some minor downsides. Some bigger birds might be dominating the smaller birds, this may end up with lots of bird feed all over your lawn. There can also be some bird poop. That’s just a heads up just in case you don’t like too much bird poop in your garden 😀

I think it’s music to the ears to get woken up by chirping birds in the morning or when you’re simply hanging out in your garden, it’s always nice and relaxing to hear chirping birds. It’ll make you feel closer to nature.

Garden Gnomes


Garden gnomes or lawn gnomes can be either cute or creepy, but it’s undeniable that they are one of the most popular garden decorations. As a matter of fact a lot of people collect garden gnomes, some even spend a lot of money buying rare ones.

Garden gnomes originated in Germany. They are called Gartenzwerge (garden dwarfs) Some are made with porcelain some with ceramic and wood. Gnomes today are mainly made out of terracotta. Typically, garden gnomes are male, bearded dress in colorful clothing. Like a red pointy hat or bonnet, blue pants, green or yellow shirt, a belt and boots. They have long white beards. Garden gnomes, are now being made all over the world, like in China, USA, Switzerland and Poland.

Garden gnomes are usually posed or made doing manly hobbies like smoking a pipe, fishing, chopping wood, etc. The most common garden gnome type is the classic one, just straight up standing. Nowadays, there are all sorts of garden gnome varieties, like humorous one, cute ones and realistic ones (that oftentimes look a bit creepy).

Creepy or not it is undeniable that they make great addition to a garden. Garden gnomes can give any garden a nice, nostalgic and welcoming vibe.

Garden Gnomes on a store shelf

Since people have mixed feelings/impressions about garden gnomes they always end up as a subject of ridicule and pranks. It is common for garden gnomes that are placed on the front lawn to get stolen. There’s even a term for that! It’s called “gnoming”. There’s even a travelling gnome prank.

More gnomes

If you are a real garden enthusiast a garden gnome is a perfect addition to your garden. Just don’t get carried away! 😀 Or else you’ll end up with a garden full of gnomes! 😀