My Garden Helpers

One of my garden gnomes.
@BettyB (4221)
Summerville, South Carolina
May 10, 2017 6:47am CST
Last fall I found a couple of unpainted garden gnomes on a clearance rack in a discount store. I bought them figuring painting them would be a great winter project for my husband. He did an awesome job with them. They’re in my garden now along with several other gnomes. I thought they would help me keep the weeds under control. So far they haven’t been much help.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 17
Very cute! Yes, he did a great job with them. Too bad they aren't doing anything for the weeds.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
I think they figure I need the exercise.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 17
@BettyB Probably.
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May 17
I have a ceramic turtle in my garden, it's not helping with the bugs either
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
My turtle isn't doing much either. Oh well. Bugs are a part of gardening. So are the worms and the bees.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May 17
@BettyB I don't mind sharing I just don't want my plants destroyed.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
@fishtiger58 The bugs are doing a number on my eggplant. I'm not sure what to do about it.
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
10 May 17
At least this one is adorable! I've been pulling weeds most of the day. It never ends.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
Flowers can be temperamental but weeds seem to grow in any climate and any soil type. Sometimes I don't think they even need water.
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
11 May 17
@BettyB True! If left alone, our property would look like a jungle eventually. lol
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@responsiveme (16329)
• India
13 May 17
Maybe he thinks the weeds are pretty
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 May 17
Sadly some weeds are pretty. At least they are until they take over the garden.
13 May 17
Very cute!
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 May 17
Thanks. He did an awesome job of painting them.
@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 May 17
Maybe they think they are looking good and are standing around looking good and have no plans to help you.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 May 17
Sadly, that reminds me of some people I know.
• United States
12 May 17
Your little gnome is so cute. I have two turtles but they don't do much either
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 May 17
They should keep the bugs in check.
@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
11 May 17
Shame on them, they should be helping you out!
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 May 17
I agree, but when I tell them that, they just laugh.
@amadeo (65995)
• United States
10 May 17
Maybe they need to be fed.LOL
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
There's tomatoes and summer squash in the garden. I'm assuming they're vegetarian.
@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 May 17
It's a shame your gnomes aren't more help. Maybe you need to buy the ones holding little spades or garden forks.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
Good idea. I have several gnomes, but none of them are holding the right equipment.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
10 May 17
@BettyB While they do not help they do make your garden look more beautiful.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
10 May 17
They sure do. I have a huge mulched area around a tree. Its full of gnomes, bird baths and flower pots. We call it gnome hill.