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.
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.
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! 😀