This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

gnome tending tomatoes

gnome 3

I was asked the other day where my gnome has been. Well, no where special. Just hanging out under the oregano. But for a change, I moved him over to the tomatoes. So that's his job now, hanging out under the tomato plants.

my garden gnome

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Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

What a cheerful little fellow. That started my Sunday off with a smile!

July 12, 2009 4:27 AM

Blogger SNJGardener said...

Let me know how well he works. I think I need to hire one. - Dave

July 12, 2009 7:30 AM

Blogger kathy said...

My gnome seems does always does a good job at getting a smile. He's out there rain or shine and gets buried in the winter. And he's still cheerful.

Her's a copy of Marian's recent comment:

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

The Gnome pictures made me laugh, I love that kind of humour. I don't know if you got the story over there, a lady lost her Gnome, then started receiving pictures of him taken in locations around the world, on a lovely beach, on a glacier etc. Then he mysteriously appeared back in her garden. The story reached the press and a fellow confessed to taking him on his trip around the world. What a nutty but funny thing to do!
Marian (LondonUK)

Marian I suppose you know that "prank" was done to draw attention to a Cause: stop oppressive gardening by Gnomes. The GGLF supports stealing Garden Gnomes to release them back into the wild.

Aren't Gnomes cute!.... (aren't gardeners silly...)

July 12, 2009 10:30 AM

Blogger Nigel Gnome said...

Our gardening blog is all done by our resident gnome!
f you're interested:

July 12, 2009 8:42 PM

Blogger Terra said...

Your worker gnome sounds like a hard worker; nice of him to pause for the photo.
I think I need a gnome to help in my garden.
I do have a lovely statue of Mary in her Mary Garden, sheltered by her multi-flora pink rose, and Buddha sits in my veggie garden.

July 13, 2009 4:51 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Ah ha, marvellous! Where do you find this info. You are without question a fountain of knowledge!! I had no idea that there were websites attributed to Gnome forces at large etc! Feeling kind of strange though as the Gnome gene feels close to gn(home) my Mother's grandparents were Danish and we are all rather short with a penchant for flower/veg beds and the odd wheelbarrow race! Try it, it's fun minus the bruises!!
Marian (LondonUK)

July 13, 2009 5:44 PM


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