The Springtime World of Miniature Easter Gardens

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With Easter, spring is in the air  as flowers like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses start blooming from their winter slumber. So it’s only natural that we have flowers and gardens galore. This is especially the case when you’re talking about a smaller capacity when you’re talking about miniature gardens since you don’t need to keep them outdoors. Not to mention, there are plenty of Easter mini garden stuff available. Nevertheless, mini Easter gardens can come in all different kinds of varieties. One notably common variation is a Resurrection garden which is sort of a tradition in Great Britain since I’ve seen plenty of them in English churches (since the Brits are really into gardening). Now a Resurrection garden is called thus because it features an empty tomb indicating that Jesus has risen from the dead. Since the empty tomb can just involve a small flower pot with rocks at the front or a stone turned, it’s relatively easy mini garden to do. You can also do a garden in an Easter basket as well. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a snapshot into a treasury of mini Easter garden scenes.

  1. A natural Easter basket is sometimes best.

This one has a nice little spring flower scene with a nest of eggs and a bunny statue. So lovely.

2. As we see here, Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God.

Jesus’s cross contains the crown of thorns and a white sash. And the crosses are made from twigs.

3. Always go with a couple Easter eggs in a vibrant grotto.

Because that’s the only way I can tell this is an Easter garden. Though I like the statue and columns.

4. Even the fairies wish you a happy Easter.

They also even like to hang out with little bunnies in baskets. Like the flowery trees.

5. I suppose a moss covered tomb would be more appropriate.

Though I normally don’t imagine it as such since the Holy Land is more or less depicted as a desert. Then again, you have to admire the flowers.

6. How about some flowers among the gravel church path?

Helps if the church is small and in a Tudor style. Makes a quaint garden scene if you’ve ever seen one.

7. Doesn’t hurt to plant a few flowers near the empty tomb.

These empty tomb gardens can range from plain to quite elaborate. But I had to include this one with the flowers.

8. Sometimes moss and rocks are all you need.

Because an empty tomb garden doesn’t require much as far as aesthetics go. Also, you can make crosses with just about any stick you find.

9. Pink and purple flowers have a real spring touch.

Yes, it’s another empty tomb garden. But at least this one has pink and purple flowers. You’ll see a lot of these though.

10. “And they brought him to a place called Golgotha (which means the place of the skull).”

Okay, this is a rather morbid rendition with including a skull. But it’s at least accurate in etymology.

11. An empty tomb scene can always do with a few flowers.

This one has a wood chip path from the crosses to the tomb. Though you’d find a few flower patches.

12. These little lambs love to play among the flowers.

After all, lambs are innocent creatures that Moses demanded to be slaughtered so Hebrew families wouldn’t succumb to the plague of the Firstborn son. And that’s how we get Passover.

13. For Easter, you might want to let some bunnies near your caravan.

Well, Easter bunnies, anyway. Though make sure they’re not some human figures in bunny costumes.

14. “He is not here. He is risen.”

As you can see, they even have Resurrection figurines. Though I wouldn’t say they’re necessary.

15. Sometimes a garden more close to nature comes to mind.

This one appears to be set in a plot at some church. But you can see the moss and flowers nonetheless.

16. For Easter scenes, adding some Easter eggs always helps.

Because nothing says Easter like colored eggs. Also helps if you include bunnies and chicks.

17. A bare Easter tree can always use a few ornaments.

Yet, this one has bunnies instead of Easter eggs as would be the case. Like the flowers and butterfly though.

18. For an empty tomb garden, all you need is a hillside plot.

Though most usually use a flower pot and rocks for the empty tomb. But at least it includes planted flowers.

19. When in doubt, you can always try a nature scene.

This one is taken from a show on the Hallmark Channel. I know that network is famous for its saccharine programming but at least this garden is pretty.

20. Apparently, you’ll find the risen Jesus in this garden.

I don’t know about you. But I kind of like it better when resurrection gardens don’t include action figures.

21. Now this is what I call a real Easter free for all.

This one even has a lit candle, which I’d advise against. However, this is as Easter as it gets without the Christian motifs.

22. Sometimes resurrection scenes are better with peg dolls.

Though I’d advise against it. I think a tomb scene with flowers is sufficient enough.

23. An empty tomb can conveniently fit in an Easter basket.

Not sure if the plants are real. But it seems easy enough to do.

24. An Easter garden can always start small.

These are of mini Easter baskets, by the way. Yet, each has a flower and cute critter to love.

25. An Easter garden can’t go without a few spring touches.

Here you come to an assortment of spring decor that’s expensive as hell. All surrounding a glass stone lake.

26. These little chickies find a haven among flowers.

I think this might be from a basket. Though the chicks and the chocolate eggs give it an Easter touch.

27. With church gardens, you can never have enough plants.

A lot of British churches have these gardens around Easter which can get very elaborate. This one really takes the cake.

28. Spring is a time of new life and new beginnings.

Here we have a lamb and bunny watching some chicks hatch in a nest. So adorable.

29. For English gardens, flowers are all planted in neat and ordered rows.

Not sure if the flowers are real in this. But it nonetheless looks quite stunning to behold.

30. With this garden, it’s Easter eggs galore.

Of course, most of the Easter eggs should be hidden for the kids in the trees. But the ground’s just fine with me.

31. An Easter garden should remind one of an earthly paradise.

Here’s an empty tomb garden with all kinds of flowers in a church. Not sure about the figures here though.

32. A resurrection garden should always be brimming with spring flowers.

As you may see, you can customize a lot of these empty tomb gardens. Yet, the flowers on this one are simply breathtaking.

33. A resurrection garden must lead to much rejoicing.

This one is from a church. And yes, the flowers here certainly bring a smile on your face.

34. A small flower pot makes an ideal empty tomb.

Outside the empty tomb gardens, I found a lot of Easter mini gardens hard to find. So sometimes you have to go with what you can get.

35. If you think flowers are boring, you can always add animals.

Though I don’t think giraffes, tigers, and hippos are native to the Middle East. But to each his own.

36. For outdoor mini gardens, it helps to make a big impression.

This one is from outside a church. And yes, it features an empty tomb of rocks. Love it.

37. Rejoice, for He has risen!

And yet, another resurrection reenactment with peg dolls. Though I think it would be better if we didn’t include Jesus here.

38. For bunnies, Easter is a time of family togetherness.

Still, even in their anthropomorphic outfits, I’d expect there be more bunny family members. Then again, some of them might’ve been eaten already.

39. Nothing says Easter like planting flowers in eggshells.

Not sure how this arrangement can be done. But it seems possible. So pretty.

40. Even Easter bunnies head to church on Easter Sunday.

Well, when you don’t have an empty tomb, a church would do. Though I kind of wish there was a resurrection scene with bunny figures. That would be awesome.

41. Here we come to a fairy near the bunny bench.

Not sure if I’d want to do that. Because bunnies will attack when disturbed.

42. Didn’t know a bunny can live in toadstool house.

Under a toadstool maybe. But inside one, not a chance. Though it’s quite clever.

43. Here we come to 2 bunnies lounging on the patio.

Yet, they somewhat feel drawn to a basket of eggs in an ornate wheelbarrow. Simple yet sublime.

44. These little bunnies just want to enjoy the peaceful meadow.

You can tell this is an Easter garden because it features a cross along with the bunnies. Yet, it’s so adorable.

45. On Easter, I’m sure that Christ will light the way.

You may find candles in these gardens as well. Though I’d advise you to proceed with caution.

46. Perhaps you can spare a dime for a few rabbits.

Because bunnies need to make a living, too. Like the purple flowers though.

47. The Easter Bunny should find this fountain most welcoming.

Might’ve shown this garden before in other mini garden posts. But not with the Easter decorations.

48. In this Easter garden, you’ll find all kinds of eggs.

Even includes a bench with bunnies on it. Though you’d have an easy time finding these eggs in this garden.

49. Sometimes all you need are a couple of Easter bunnies.

This one just uses 2 little bunnies and moss. Adorable, yet so simple.

50. Flowers always mean that the resurrection is upon us.

Kind of makes a great contrast between the solemn Good Friday and the invigorating Easter. Love it.

51. For a resurrection garden, you might want to plant it inside the altar.

Well, that’s a clever way of doing it. The altar makes a nice backdrop. But wonder when they’ll have to clean up once Pentacost is over.

52. Not sure where I can find the tomb on this one.

Though I do admire the flowers and the moss hill of crosses. Then again, maybe we’re not suppose to see the empty tomb on this.

53. Little chicks always belong among the daffodils.

To these chickies, the daffodils almost resemble trees. So cute.

54. For a small patch, an Easter bunny can feel right at home.

You can even put in a few eggs and a bunny statue. Now that’s an Easter garden basket.

55. For Easter, you can’t ask for a more colorful scene like this.

This one includes an Easter house and an Easter egg bridge. But I’m sure the decor doesn’t come cheap.

56. Chicks always like being among the flowers.

Well, they include flowers I’d find at my grandma’s house. But the chickies are simply adorable.

57. With an Easter garden, it helps if you can go all out.

This one is from a Scottish hotel. But I love how it features an Easter egg tree.

58. A resurrection garden should always be outside for all to see.

This one may not have much color. But then again, maybe Easter came early that year.

59. Seems like we’ve come to an Easter garden party.

Perhaps in a forest with cotton candy trees. Though I’m not sure if this uses any real plants.

60. Sometimes there’s nothing like spending Easter on the farm.

This one is part of a set but at least it’s brightly colored and includes bunnies. So cute.

61. You can’t celebrate Easter without including some flowers and butterflies.

This one really gets in the spring of things. Love the beautiful colors.

62. Make sure your empty tomb garden has plenty of moss.

This one doesn’t use a lot. But the stone is certainly turned as it should be.

63. Remember you don’t need crosses to make an empty tomb garden.

After all, they didn’t say Jesus was buried beneath Calvary. Though this resembles more of a hobbit hole.

64. My guess is that you’ll find nothing behind the stone.

As you probably know by now, there’s nothing inside. For Jesus has risen.

65. On some Easter gardens, it’s all about the foliage.

This one has a lot of moss and other plants. But the crosses are of solid wood.

66. For a pond scene, it helps to surround a pool with stones.

Well, at least this one has flowers and succulents. Though this empty tomb garden thing is getting old.

67. An Easter mini garden can never have too many daisies.

This one has a rather sunny disposition. Like the rabbit climbing out of a pot.

68. A large rock can serve as an appropriate tomb.

Helps if it’s hollowed through first. Though at least the rocks match.

69. A fairy garden with Easter eggs and chicks can spring into anything.

Well, this is more of a spring garden than an Easter one. But the chickies and colored eggs are here, anyway.

70. A pixie fairy garden has a pair of pastel houses.

Well, at least it includes bunny on the side. Though the one on the right should’ve had a different color.

71. Leafy plants can really make the garden come alive.

This one uses a square tomb. And the crosses seem rather level for some reason. Doesn’t use too many flowers.

72. As far as I know, this Easter garden is of the zen variety.

Not sure if zen Easter gardens even exist. If they do, this is what they’d look like.

73. I’m sure a carrot house is appropriate rabbit housing.

However, some rabbits might find it hard to resist. Nevertheless, think it’s quite clever.

74. A spring fairy garden must have its own array of flowers.

This one even has its own evergreen tree. Not sure why that’s there. Love the flowers.

75. Sometimes you can make a tomb with just a couple of rocks.

Well, that’s one way of putting it. Still, I doubt the stone is hollow for the emptiness effect.

76. A carrot house is a cozy bunny home, especially on Easter.

This is a cute little Easter garden. Like the little flowers. Think that carrot house is clever.

77. A fairy garden in the spring should be of vibrant color.

Well, this will make a fine Easter garden. Like the little house and stone work.

78. Animals flock to any fairy house.

Well, statue animals anyway. Like the gravel pond of ducks.

79. A spring garden is always meant for the birds.

This is especially if it has a moss roof. Nevertheless, the bluebirds stand out.

80. With these 3 fairy basket gardens, you can make Easter magic.

Okay, maybe they’re not exactly Easter gardens per se. But if you’re no fan of chicks or bunnies, they’ll surely do.

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The Holly and Ivy World of Miniature Christmas Gardens

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Though the holiday season may be upon us, tis usually not the season for gardening. At least if you live where I do when it’s more likely that your garden will usually have dead stuff that you had to clean out in the fall. I mean winter gardens are usually not much to look at unless you live in the tropics. Then it doesn’t really look right since winter is a time for snow. And snow usually happens at cold temperatures which plants don’t do well in. Anyway, since miniature gardens are usually in containers, this isn’t a problem for people who are into them. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to decorate their own mini gardens with a holiday touch or make Christmas mini gardens of their own. If you don’t believe me, you can find a lot of places selling miniature garden stuff online. And yes, many of these use fake snow for a more wintry atmosphere. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of Christmas miniature garden to bring you holiday cheer this season.

  1. The star must always go on top of the tree.
And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

2. A nativity scene in your miniature garden keeps the spirit of the season.

It's even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

It’s even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

3. Mini gardens with multiple layers should always look festive.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

4. Evergreen trees and snow always make a great Christmas landscape.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

5. Sometimes a few holiday decorations is all you need.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it's holiday simplicity.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it’s holiday simplicity.

6. You don’t have a Christmas mini garden unless you have lights.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there's even a tree in the house.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there’s even a tree in the house.

7. It’s always great to have stockings and presents at the tree.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

8. Tis the season to deck the halls inside and out.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

9. A mirror always makes a great frozen pond.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

10. Make sure your mini garden tree is richly decorated for the season.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

11. In a miniature garden, you can still have a snowman without the snow.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

12. You can always have a birdbath near a decorated tree.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn't do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn’t do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

13. Sometimes all it takes are a few shiny red baubles.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

14. To bring in the spirit of the season, just add a few small baubles.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

15. Even Santa has to stop by to admire the gnome’s decorations.

There's even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

There’s even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

16. Snowmen can make any place seem like a home.

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it's mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it’s mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

17. For a holiday mini garden, just add decorations.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that's how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that’s how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

18. Sometimes all you just have to do is decorate the tree.

Well, this one isn't as nice as the others I've shown. But it's pretty enough.

Well, this one isn’t as nice as the others I’ve shown. But it’s pretty enough.

19. Outdoor decorations should always be in the spirit of the season.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

20. When in doubt, go with a peppermint candy trail.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn't look real.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn’t look real.

21. A miniature Christmas garden should always have a fence with candy canes.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

22. Sometimes a few decorations can make a winter wonderland.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn't take much.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn’t take much.

23. To bring the Christmas spirit, sometimes you just have to deck the arch way.

Well, there's a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

Well, there’s a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

24. A tree and angel should always be at the center.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

25. During the Christmas season nothing beats a gingerbread house.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

26. Having green plants in the background gives an evergreen atmosphere for the holiday season.

This one uses decor that's in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

This one uses decor that’s in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

27. Sometimes all you need are a couple of Santa hats.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there's still cotton snow though.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there’s still cotton snow though.

28. You can always have lights and presents on a Christmas tree.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it's lit up at night.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it’s lit up at night.

29. Sometimes a small tree can do just as well.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

30. This tree mini garden takes the blue ribbon.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

31. Of course, some miniature Christmas gardens can go all out on a whole wagon.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

32. Sometimes gravel is all you need to create a winter wonderland.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it's adorable.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it’s adorable.

33. A few red decorations can always make the season bright.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

34. You can be festive for the holidays even within a small space.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

35. The more greenery in your miniature Christmas garden the better.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

36. How about a little Santa hat in the shrubs?

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

37. Fans of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will adore this miniature garden.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It's kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It’s kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

38. Beads and lights really bring out the beauty in a tree.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

39. A holiday house should always have some seasonal trimmings.

This one doesn't use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

40. A lighted tree is great next to a quaint Christmas cottage.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

41. A gingerbread house should be between two lit trees.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

42. A gingerbread house in a miniature garden is surely sweet.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

43. It always looks a lot like Christmas when you stick a few candy canes in the ground.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

44. Seems like Santa has made a stop here.

Well, there aren't a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

Well, there aren’t a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

45. Of course, you can always spend Christmas at the beach.

This one has Santa's hat and boots near a chair. It's as if Santa has been here.

This one has Santa’s hat and boots near a chair. It’s as if Santa has been here.

46. Sometimes a from the archway is all you need.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

47. The presents will be at the wreathed lantern.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn't be used for Santa's sleigh. It also has a snowman.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn’t be used for Santa’s sleigh. It also has a snowman.

48. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this fairy village.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

49. All this miniature garden needs is a few candy canes and lights.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

50. A well decorated Christmas tree always makes the season bright.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

51. A richly decorated Christmas tree should always have presents below it.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can't hate how it's decorated or the presents.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can’t hate how it’s decorated or the presents.

52. In a miniature garden, a Christmas tree really has to light up.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

53. A bonsai can easily make a Christmas tree as any evergreen.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

54. Sometimes all it takes is a Christmas tree with colorful lights.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

55. Sometimes cotton is sufficient for a blanket of snow.

After all, it's fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn't seem to cover everything in sight.

After all, it’s fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn’t seem to cover everything in sight.

56. A gingerbread house must always have a Christmas tree with candy canes nearby.

And it's an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

And it’s an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

57. Seems like this small garden has a few trees in order.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn't seem like much, but it'll do.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn’t seem like much, but it’ll do.

58. A plain stone house should always have some light decorations.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

59. For a Christmas mini garden you can always go with a single candy cane.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

60. Seems like the snow isn’t long for this garden.

Guess they didn't have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

Guess they didn’t have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

61. Sometimes you can use normal baubles for a Christmas mini garden.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

62. Christmas decorations always look lovely on brass furniture.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

63. Orange and blue look good on a Christmas tree.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

64. For those who opt for a blue Christmas, this is the miniature garden for you.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

65. Looks like Santa is taking his gig outdoors this time.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa's lap. And she's not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa’s lap. And she’s not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

66. A layered pot tends to have Santa on a ledge.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

67. A Christmas fairy village should always have lights.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

68. A skinny light Christmas tree is always better than none.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

69. It’s always nice to relax around a peppermint patio.

There's not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

There’s not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

70. Fairies always seem to frolic near a frozen pond.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

71. There’s nothing like an angel that shows peace on earth, good will toward men.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it's quite lovely with the snowflakes.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it’s quite lovely with the snowflakes.

72. I call this one, “Snowmen on the Rocks.”

Because the snowmen don't seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

Because the snowmen don’t seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

73. A holiday miniature garden like this comes with all the trimmings.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

74. How about including a poinsettia to kick off the Christmas spirit?

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it's real or fake, I can't decide.

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it’s real or fake, I can’t decide.

75. Of course if a pink Christmas suits your fancy, this miniature garden is for you.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

76. Of course, you can always go with a white Christmas tree.

Yet, there doesn't seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

77. A Christmas miniature garden like this is a perfect winter wonderland.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it's all set.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it’s all set.

78. In a winter wonderland like this, you’ll find a tree of gold somewhere.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it's to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it’s to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

79. You can decorate a miniature Christmas tree with whatever you have at home.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa's sack and presents.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa’s sack and presents.

80. A Christmas miniature garden like this should have a big bushy tree with all the trimmings.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I've shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you'd put on a Christmas card.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I’ve shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you’d put on a Christmas card.

The Little Nightmare World of Miniature Halloween Gardens

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When it comes to Halloween and other holidays, there are some post ideas I reuse on an annual basis since I like them and have proven popular. Then there are posts of ideas I want to try out on my own since I think I should come up with a few original concepts during the holidays. This is a combination of two. As I’ve seen on Pinterest, my post on miniature gardens has proven quite popular since I created and published it last year. And there are plenty of miniature garden decorations available for each holiday season. Halloween is one of these times since it’s a highly popular holiday and pretty much the last holiday before retail outlets everywhere get into their Christmas decorations as if Thanksgiving didn’t really exist in between. Well, at least in the United States as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, it’s not unusual to find mini gardens decorated for Halloween. You might find some presented as tiny graveyards or haunted lawns. Some even have it in autumn fashion with pumpkins. But however these gardens are made, I bring some of them to you.

  1. Sometimes for your Halloween garden, all you need are pumpkins and orange fencing.
Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

2. This mini garden must’ve been abandoned by fairies years ago.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

3. When it comes to Halloween some take time to dress their door on the trees.

Since it's fall, the gnomes didn't have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

Since it’s fall, the gnomes didn’t have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

4. Welcome to the fairy graveyard.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn't see the graves in this one.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn’t see the graves in this one.

5. For Halloween miniature gardens, the more haunted the better.

Here we come across a churyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn't have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

Here we come across a churchyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn’t have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

6. Sometimes it doesn’t take much for a mini garden to be truly haunted.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

7. Not sure if this is a good place to trick or treat.

Though not the most haunted house I've seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

Though not the most haunted house I’ve seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

8. Someone must’ve spilled the cauldrons at this place.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn't do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn’t do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

9. Please don’t mind the reclining skeleton.

He's just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there's no bones about it.

He’s just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there’s no bones about it.

10. Sometimes it helps to start simple.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

11. It might be best to keep out of this one.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

12. Sometimes a modest graveyard in a bucket will do.

And it seems that someone must've been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must've seen a ghost.

And it seems that someone must’ve been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must’ve seen a ghost.

13. Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns can always make a spooky garden.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn't matter if they're standing or buried in the ground either.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn’t matter if they’re standing or buried in the ground either.

14. Seems like this place has become a ghostly hangout.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

15. Only the dead seem to reside at this house.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and like how the plants seem to take it over. I think it's very creative.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and how the plants seem to take it over. I think it’s very creative.

16. In a Halloween mini garden, the plants can just run wild.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

17. Sometimes ghosts and witches prefer the peaceful nature surroundings.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

18. A black pumpkin garden could always cause a sensation.

This is especially when there's a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

This is especially when there’s a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

19. This Halloween mini garden is so spooky that even the pot is alive.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

20. With a Halloween garden like this, you can even decorate the trees.

The table has some bones on top. But none you'd want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

The table has some bones on top. But none you’d want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

21. Nothing makes a better mini garden pot than a black cauldron.

And it doesn't hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

And it doesn’t hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

22. Sometimes all you need are skulls, pumpkins, and anything orange.

Well, I didn't include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

Well, I didn’t include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

23. In Halloween mini gardens, the more scary plants the better.

Seems like there's a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who'll show up. Then again, maybe I don't want to know.

Seems like there’s a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who’ll show up. Then again, maybe I don’t want to know.

24. Halloween can be such a strange time that you’ll find jack-o-lanterns on trees.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn't seem too bad.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn’t seem too bad.

25. Is that a trail of eyeballs?

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there's a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch's lair.

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there’s a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch’s lair.

26. Sometimes it takes the right setting for a house to seem haunted.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can't tell on Halloween.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can’t tell on Halloween.

27. Sometimes all a skeleton wants is a quiet afternoon.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

28. The plants seem rather wild in this graveyard.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

29. While some mini gardens feature a haunted house, this one shows a haunted village.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must've had too much time on their hands.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must’ve had too much time on their hands.

30. Wonder what monsters rise from this garden?

I can see Frankenstein's monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it's a goblin.

I can see Frankenstein’s monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it’s a goblin.

31. Guess this pumpkin house didn’t have any candy.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they're minding their own business.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they’re minding their own business.

32. Seems like this garden has been overrun by spiders.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they'll still freak people out.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they’ll still freak people out.

33. Looks like this garden’s been swept in the wind.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

34. Don’t mind the skeleton as you pass the cemetery.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren't always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren’t always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

35. This old house has always been a haven for skeletons.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

36. I’m sure it’s perfectly safe to trick or treat here.

Just don't mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

Just don’t mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

37. This witch always likes to be around her weeds.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she's sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she’s sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

38. Put a few tombstones and you have yourself a graveyard.

Not sure I want to know who's buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

Not sure I want to know who’s buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

39. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to improvise.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

40. Ghosts always love haunting a pumpkin house.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

41. Even gnomes can be in a carving mood this time of year.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

42. Even more than a pumpkin house, ghosts also enjoy nearby ponds.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

43. A gnome house is always a welcoming place for anyone.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don't care.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don’t care.

44. Seems like the white vines are growing from this pot.

Then again, I wonder if they're supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

Then again, I wonder if they’re supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

45. There’s nothing better on Halloween than a picnic near an abandoned cemetery.

Not sure if you'd care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can't always be helped.

Not sure if you’d care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can’t always be helped.

46. At some pumpkin houses, it may be wise to watch your back.

After all, there's a "Beware" sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

After all, there’s a “Beware” sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

47. There’s something a little batty about this house.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

48. Best not get too close to this scary tree.

Seems like there's something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

Seems like there’s something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

49. Never saw a haunted house like this before.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

50. A jack-o-lantern on each side is all the decoration you’ll need.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, "Trick or Treat." Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, “Trick or Treat.” Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

51. There’s nothing like having jack-o-lanterns in the pumpkin patch.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn't always up to scale.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn’t always up to scale.

52. Heard of a haunted house? How about a haunted castle?

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

53. This Halloween mini garden has had the zen treatment.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

54. You’ll never know what you’ll find in this scary place.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

55. Graveyards can always be a haunt for lost souls and bodies.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

56. What you might find in this pumpkin might be a grave surprise.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

57. Orange gravel is always in the Halloween spirit.

Also helps if there's a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

Also helps if there’s a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

58. This mini garden has become quite a haven for the haunting.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

59. Now this garden has an interesting house.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

60. That’s just a lonely skeleton with a bag of candy.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that's beside the point. Love the trees though.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that’s beside the point. Love the trees though.

61. Wonder what’s lurking in this little teacup.

I don't think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it's shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

I don’t think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it’s shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

62. In this zen mini garden, the bones can be anywhere.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

63. Don’t cross that mummy coming from the bridge.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There's even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There’s even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

64. This skeleton is taking a break from trick or treating.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

65. Looks like the witch didn’t land on her feet.

This one doesn't seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

This one doesn’t seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

66. There might be something lurking in the bushes here.

It's either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

It’s either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

67. This little patio is ready for the festivities.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

68. Sometimes it’s hard to be a lonely ghost.

Must've been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Must’ve been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

69. Wonder if it snowed in this neck of the woods.

Yes, I've seen it snow in October. But I haven't seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What's with that?

Yes, I’ve seen it snow in October. But I haven’t seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What’s with that?

70. This garden already seems covered in cobwebs.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

71. A garden like this might bring you bumps in the night.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it's possible to accomplish that.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it’s possible to accomplish that.

72. Imagine working in a graveyard like this.

Well, there's a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it's a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

Well, there’s a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it’s a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

73. In mini gardens purple lights spark Halloween magic.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren't too shabby either.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren’t too shabby either.

74. Sneezy is all set up for some Halloween relaxation.

Well, not really since he's posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

Well, not really since he’s posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

75. Looks like there’s a fallen witch at the side of the road.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They're dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They’re dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

76. Wonder what happened to this witch.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

77. And you thought things couldn’t be less scary in the desert.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

78. This witch always prefers her garden patio covered with cobwebs.

Too bad the cat's painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

Too bad the cat’s painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

79. This little graveyard is all dirt and sticks.

Yes, I know there aren't any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

Yes, I know there aren’t any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

80. With Halloween mini gardens, it helps if there are black, imposing cliffs.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

The Mysterious World of Crop Circles

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For years, there has been wide speculation pertaining to some supposedly unexplained phenomenon called crop circles. These are created by flattening a crop in some sort of pattern, usually a cereal grain like wheat, barley, corn, oats, and rice. The earliest records of crop circles have appeared in the 1600s but there’s been a huge surge of such sightings since the 1970s. Though many attribute the formation of crop circles as originating from obscure natural cause and extra terrestrials, it’s not as mysterious as most people think. Because they’re usually considered hoaxes. We know this because there were people who admitted to making such designs. Some of them are pranksters who aim to fool conspiracy theorists and devotees of Ancient Aliens. Some are people who like to express themselves through landscaping as a hobby. Some are working for advertisers. And some do it for whatever. But whatever the reason, this doesn’t mean we can’t have a lot of fun with them. So for your reading pleasure, here I give you an insight into the mysterious world of crop circles.

  1. This one seems to make you go around in circles.
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Guess some landscaping inspiring farmer’s kid had too much time on their hands. But yes, there are crop circles like this.

2. Guess the extra-terrestrials left their calling card.

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Just kidding about that one. Nevertheless, it does seem like you’d find this as some sort of logo from Star Trek. Or on some corporation.

3. Wonder what these sea creatures are.

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Well, assuming they are sea creatures. They could be aliens for all I care. Guess it’s up to what the artist originally intended.

4. Hard to believe that some insects have squared wings.

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Didn’t know the wings could be braided either. Still, rather inventive if you ask me.

5. Sometime the field just has to match the barn.

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Yes, this one kind of reminds me of a barn design for some reason. But I don’t know why.

6. Hmmm…now that’s a rather strange looking flower.

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Not a lot of crop circles have color in them, other than green. But this one is a resounding exception. Nevertheless, it’s lovely.

7. I’m sure anyone would be familiar with what this corn maze is celebrating.

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Sure it’s a corn maze but it counts as field art. So it’s on the post. Besides, it’s also a tribute to NASA.

8. Doesn’t hurt to have a crescent in the center of the crop circle.

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Yes, I know that plenty of these are in geometric designs. That’s because they’re probably the easiest to do and take the least amount of time.

9. Let’s build a palace on the field.

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Well, I know it’s flat but it sure looks pretty. Kind of reminds me of something from a fairy tale for some reason.

10. Seems like a sun always has to be in the center.

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Sometimes you have to wonder how these were made. This is especially so when you consider some of the fine details like on this one.

11. A design like this is bound to make you see stars.

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This one has two 5 pointed ones with one inside another. But you can’t deny its star power in any case.

12. Guess a crop circle like this might lead to a tunnel of some sort.

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Guess 3D illusion art works well in the field medium, too. Nevertheless, aerial photography still has to capture the effect.

13. Sometimes jagged lines can give an extra added effect.

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Kind of reminds me of a shield you’d see from Ancient Greece. Of course, such shields are much smaller than this image.

14. You may never know what you might find in an open field.

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Now this seems like something you might find in a painting. But I guess it took a lot longer to create. Hope it makes the farmer happy.

15. Did you ever wonder how many circles could fit into a 6 pointed star?

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Apparently, quite a lot as far as this design is concerned. Then again, it might depend on the size of the circles.

16. When you need something extra, it helps to add an eye in the center.

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Of course, this one is bound to drive conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts wild. I’m sure they’ll have all kinds of explanations for this one.

17. What kind of message is this supposed to be?

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thin it’s a column of numbers with dashes. To me, it reads “32-953.” Well, according to my interpretation.

18. Looks like these crop circles are all connected.

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And I guess some of these circles are partially filled as far as I could see. Still, pretty neat design if you ask me.

19. Some do crop circles. Others do squiggly lines in the fields.

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Yeah, I know that not ever picture I show is necessarily a “crop circle.” Sometimes I’m just trying to show what kind of art stuff people do in the fields.

20. Speaking of squiggly lines, this one seems to take the cake.

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Again, I’m not sure how people do these things since they seem to take an awful long time. And you’ll just have to take my word for it.

21. Inside a crop circle, you can put as many circles and other shapes as you like.

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This one has several circles and pentagons. Yet, only one star in the center. Seems appropriate enough.

22. At times, crop circles can give some resemblance to a fancy rattle.

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Well, seems like whoever made this wanted the 2 circles connected. Not sure how long it took, though.

23. From a field a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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Yes, this is a Star Wars corn maze that any fan might want to see. Sure it’s no crop circle. But I couldn’t pass this one up for obvious reasons.

24. Funny, how this one reminds me of a snowflake.

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Guess making crop circles is a group effort. Might explain a lot since it’s said that it doesn’t take long for them to appear. This according to Wikipedia.

25. How about a corn maze to really bring in the magic?

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This one is a tribute to Harry Potter. But with two Harry Potters for twice the magic. Don’t think the photo got the whole thing though.

26. Sorry, but I have no idea what can produce a giant footprint like that.

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Now that’s a huge footprint. Not sure if it was made by the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk or the Jolly Green Giant.

27. Guess people might suspect the Illuminati nearby if they see this.

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By the way, this is in a field in Highclere, the place where Highclere Castle is located. You know, the one that serves as Downton Abbey. Not sure what the Crawleys will think about this.

28. As far as lines go, this one has a little bit of everything.

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Seems like this has only a circle and a bunch of line designs for the fun of it. Like the swirl on this one though.

29. Apparently, Klingon warriors take well to the Earth’s countryside.

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That, or whoever created this is very into Star Trek. Because that really resembles a Klingon logo.

30. Of course, some fields can always go Mesoamerican.

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This is said to be an Aztec eagle design. But I highly doubt it. Because to me, it seems to resemble an eagle from the Nazca lines.

31. As far as I know, the designs on this circle are squared.

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Guess this was either a group effort or someone having too much time on their hands. Perhaps we’ll never know for sure.

32. Seems like the aliens have sent us a message we could understand.

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And it somehow doesn’t seem like much by the looks of it. Okay, I was just kidding about that one.

33. Don’t look now, but I think there’s a giant bug on the loose.

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Or so it looks like it. Then again, it can be an abstract design for all I care. Sometimes you don’t know what these crop circles are supposed to be.

34. Seems like this was made entirely from circles.

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Let me see, it appears that they did the design first. Then filled all the spaces they wanted to fill. Or so it seems.

35. Now that is one crazy looking mushroom.

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Never seen a shroom like that before. Then again, it might resemble one that’s close up. Or not.

36. For crop circles, some can range from dark and light.

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Man, that really stands out in the field. That, or the plane was very close to it while taking a picture.

37. How about try a figure eight?

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Yes, that’s a figure 8 all right. Wonder how long it took to make that. Love the design with the circles.

38. Guess some guy finally got the nerve to pop the question.

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Let’s hope Laura says yes to this guy. Otherwise, all that time and energy to make this crop circle would be wasted.

39. “It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A! It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A!”

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To be fair, this is an organization that has a youth athletics facility. Nevertheless, when I hear about the YMCA, I think about that song. Almost every time.

40. Perhaps a line of crop circles is more like it.

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Okay, one of them is a heart. And another is an eye. But you get the idea as I described.

41. Sometimes fields are great for 3 dimensional shapes.

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This one appears to be of an 8 point star made from triangles entangled with each other. Well, as far as I see it.

42. You can always do a good eagle on the field with a circle.

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Okay, I know it’s supposed to resemble an eagle. But to me it seems like it has ears and a beak that’s askew. Wonder if this image is used for a band.

43. Before you make a crop design, make sure it’s on the field that’s all one color.

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Because apparently, while this design is of a nice looking flower, it doesn’t look right when it’s partly green and partly golden brown. Not sure how that came to be.

44. Not sure what conspiracy theorists might think about this design.

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This one seems quite intricate if you ask me. Probably stands for nothing of significance, but you never know.

45. Seems like the palace I showed earlier had something else above it.

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And it has a lot color, too as it appears to be. Then again, it might be photoshopped in. Not that it makes a difference.

46. Sometimes there’s no limit to going around in circles.

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Now this is a lovely crop circle design. Love the flower in the center. Not sure how long it took to make that.

47. Guess the aliens were for Obama the whole time.

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Okay, I was just kidding. But still, this is a crop image of an iconic picture so it goes on this post.

48. Some designs seem to float on a field like jellyfish in the ocean.

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Hey, this one looks like a jellyfish, which looks pretty cool. Yes, crop circles can be quite amazing, indeed.

49. Looks like a caterpillar came out of a worm hole.

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Hate to say this but this little caterpillar kind of looks a bit mean. Still, I think this one is pretty clever.

50. So I guess aliens are among us after all.

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Okay, I’m sure it’s a prank because most of these crop circles are hoaxes. But this is pretty good.

51. Of course, crop circles don’t just make worms or caterpillars.

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I may not like ants. But I think this is pretty creative if you ask me.

52. Seems like there’s a large dragonfly on the field.

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Seems like this dragonfly has a lot of crop circles. Yet, it has 2 pairs of green wings.

53. When it comes to crop circles, you can’t go wrong with Yin Yang signs.

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For some reason, you see a lot of Yin Yang signs on these crop circles. It’s a Chinese symbol. Yet, that doesn’t stop UFO enthusiasts from thinking these things were created by aliens.

54. If you’ve got a friend in Jesus, check out this crop circle cross.

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Yes, this is a braided Christian crop circle cross. And it’s amazing. Yet, that doesn’t stop people from thinking that they’re made by the devil. Newsflash: they’re not.

55. If you’re into Ancient Egyptian lore, this scarab crop circle might suit your fancy.

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Now I’m sure if the Egyptians had surplus crops, they’d do something like this. Then again, probably not. But this is cool.

56. Those into the cryptid scene, might enjoy this crop image of Mothman.

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Wonder what the conspiracy theorists might be thinking about this. Of course, the movie about the mothman prophecies is pretty stupid. And I’ve seen it.

57. “West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads…”

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Yes, I know it’s a corn maze of West Virginia, a state I tend to make fun of at times. But there are times you have to take what you can get.

58. If you like NASA, you can’t do better with a Mars Rover.

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Yes, this is another NASA corn maze. But it’s one of the Mars Rover. And who doesn’t like the Mars Rover?

59. Sometimes when you gotta go, you gotta go.

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Of course, sometimes you might need to go at the most inconvenient time. Like when you’re waiting for your ride and there’s no bathroom in sight.

60. Okay, seems like the aliens are just screwing with us.

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Yes, they have crop circles like these. Just so to let you know, I have one of these on this post.

61. Not sure if it’s right to have a cow in the fields.

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This one’s from Germany, believe it or not. Still, I think it’s quite charming.

62. Looks like someone’s playing a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

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And it seems someone got 3 in a row in 3 x’s. The o’s never seemed to have a chance.

63. How about a nice, big tree?

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Hey, that’s not half-bad. In fact, that’s better than what I could even draw on paper, let alone do a crop circle of it.

64. Sometimes a sun needs a few surroundings.

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Man, you have to wonder how they managed to do this design. Still, it’s very lovely from a view like this.

65. Looks as if a flock of birds just flew in.

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Birds tend to have a significant presence in crop circles as well. Nevertheless, these seem like they’re flying straight toward you.

66. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Yes, this is another NASA corn maze. But it’s one that pays tribute to the moon landing, which was a proud moment for mankind. Goes on post.

67. On that note, say hello to the International Space Station.

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I know it’s my 4th NASA corn maze. But this is the International Space Station we’re talking about. And it wasn’t just built by NASA either.

68. Sometimes it helps if you put all the crop circles in a spiral.

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Now this looks like a rather stunning display. Wonder how long it took to pull this off.

69. As far as birds go, a hummingbird is as good as any.

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Okay. I’m sure this is in the style of Nazca line art by the looks of it. Yet, it’s still pretty awesome.

70. When it comes to putting a face on the moon, it helps to put a spiral along with it.

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This looks pretty charming. Of course, the moon and the spiral are encased in a crop circle sun.

71. Occasionally, there may be times you need to use a lighter shade.

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And this one is meant to have a shadow effect of some sorts. Nevertheless, I think it’s pretty cool.

72. It appears to me that this alien is on something at the moment.

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Apparently, when an alien gets high, circles seem to appear from around it. Nevertheless, this is pretty clever.

73. Looks like this guy might want to watch where he sits.

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Yeah, you don’t want to sit where there’s an explosive. It won’t end well, I guarantee it.

74. Seems like a few aliens might have a few things to say about Earth.

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Well, the message is indecipherable since it was probably written by some prankster with too much time on their hands. Yet, this is a very intricate design.

75. Okay, an alien just had to be here.

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However, keep in mind that when you see this sign, you might come home to your whole hometown leveled. Believe me, I’ve seen Man of Steel.

76. Now this seems like a weird looking shape.

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Well, this is a 4 point star. And a rather funky looking one at that. Notice its squiggly points.

77. Seems like Olympic fever spans out of this world.

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I think this one was made for the 2012 Olympics when London hosted. By the way, a lot of these are done in Britain, just so you know.

78. Of course, it’s not just people on earth who like Hello Kitty.

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Yeah, you get images like that with crop circles. I’m sure aliens would certainly be aware of Hello Kitty. Probably not.

79. I guess there are female silhouette figures out there.

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Well, at least one with boobs. Anyway, this one is supposed to be a goddess figure, which kind of makes sense.

80. Seems like this one has an owl coming out of it.

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Well, it has an owl face at any rate. Nevertheless, I think it’s nice to look at from a bird’s eye view.

Fun with Garden Gnomes

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Perhaps, no tacky garden artwork gets as much notoriety as the garden gnome. Sure they don’t look like figures of the ideal human form. Rather they tend to be little Santa Clauses with boots, pants, blue tunic, and a red cone hat. But somehow people seem to like them enough that they’ve become icons of their own for some reason or another. Now a gnome is a mythological creature spirit introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century as a spirit of Renaissance alchemy and magic. They are typically said to be small, humanoid creatures that tend to live underground. Sometimes it’s said that they’re willing to help out the garden at night. Yet, they didn’t become the lawn ornaments we know today until the 19th century and didn’t take their present form until after WWII as inspired by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Nevertheless, they’re often the target of pranks in which people would “kidnap” the gnome and “return it to the wild” with Italy having a Garden Gnome Liberation Front. There are also instances in which garden gnomes have been “kidnapped” and sent on trips around the world which formed the basis of “Where’s My Gnome?” series of ads for Travelocity starting in 2008. And it’s the reason why we have the Travelocity Gnome. Still, in 2008, they arrested a guy in France for stealing 170 of these things. There is even a gnome reserve in England, home to over 2,000 gnomes and was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. Nevertheless, there are plenty of garden gnomes out there in all different varieties that you might find amusing. Some may seem a bit adult while others are derived from pop culture. So for your reading pleasure, here I welcome you to look at all the different varieties of kitschy garden gnomes.

1. Walter Sobchak Gnome isn’t happy whenever one is over the line.

You think that garden gnomes were supposed to be rather docile and pleasant. However, Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski was anything but. So I think it's ironic that there's a garden gnome of him. Expect him to pull out his gun  and rant about his time in Nam.

You think that garden gnomes were supposed to be rather docile and pleasant. However, Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski was anything but. So I think it’s ironic that there’s a garden gnome of him. Expect him to pull out his gun and rant about his time in Nam.

2. It seems that purple macdaddy gnome seems to make it his business with all his garden hos.

“You want manic pixie dream girls and water sprites? Well, I got them bitches with me on fairy dust. Oh, I’m sure they’re clean but you might want to use protection.”

3. Of course, this gnome is off to the beach in his green mankini.

Let's just say, I wonder if Sacha Baron Cohen regrets setting off this male swimsuit trend when he wore the thing in Borat. Yeah, not the kind of swimsuit I'd want any man to wear.

Let’s just say, I wonder if Sacha Baron Cohen regrets setting off this male swimsuit trend when he wore the thing in Borat. Yeah, not the kind of swimsuit I’d want any man to wear.

4. This hippie gnome really gets into his tie dye, man.

Not sure if the cone hat goes with the tie dye. But with the glasses and his beard, I'm sure he'd fit in at any music festival quite nicely. Still, I'd stay out of the 1969 Woodstock festival if I were him.

Not sure if the cone hat goes with the tie dye. But with the glasses and his beard, I’m sure he’d fit in at any music festival quite nicely. Still, I’d stay out of the 1969 Woodstock festival if I were him.

5. In Florida, this gnome always knows that the beach with the lawn flamingos is where it’s at.

Of course, I'm sure if this gnome were a regular sized guy, he'd just blend in. Well, if he lost the cone hat. Still, embodies a lot about what people say about Florida which is a silly place.

Of course, I’m sure if this gnome were a regular sized guy, he’d just blend in. Well, if he lost the cone hat. Still, embodies a lot about what people say about Florida which is a silly place.

6. This gnome only wishes that your garden be filled with peace, love, and rock & roll.

Of course, I'm sure he's on some kind of weird grass in the yard. Probably the kind of gnome you'd want for your marijuana garden. Still, the cone hat really stands out for him.

Of course, I’m sure he’s on some kind of weird grass in the yard. Probably the kind of gnome you’d want for your marijuana garden. Still, the cone hat really stands out for him.

7. Of course, gnomes tend to be human like the rest of us with some having less misgivings than others.

Sure it's nice that they love each other and keep the spark alive. But I think they really need to take it somewhere else. I mean you don't want to freak out the neighbors.

Sure it’s nice that they love each other and keep the spark alive. But I think they really need to take it somewhere else. I mean you don’t want to freak out the neighbors.

8. Seems like a gnome zombie plague has infected the garden lately.

And it seems that zombies are partial to the dark meat since it's well known what happens to black guys in horror movies. Of course, I'm sure black gnomes are no different.

And it seems that zombies are partial to the dark meat since it’s well known what happens to black guys in horror movies. Of course, I’m sure black gnomes are no different.

9. Of course, while gnomes are often benign in the garden, sometimes this isn’t the case. So be prepared.

Yeah, you should always beware of the gnome carrying an ax behind his back. But you should defend yourself before these murderous lawn warriors strike.

Yeah, you should always beware of the gnome carrying an ax behind his back. But you should defend yourself before these murderous lawn warriors strike.

10. Nevertheless, even gnomes tend to prefer the convenience of a flush toilet as well as a bit of light reading while on the john.

Still, I wonder if that book he's reading has another purpose. Because I don't see a roll of toilet paper anywhere in this.

Still, I wonder if that book he’s reading has another purpose. Because I don’t see a roll of toilet paper anywhere in this.

11. “All we are saying, is give weeds a chance.”

Not sure why he has a bird on his guitar or why he's on the bird feeder. Either way, he seems quite groovy, man.

Not sure why he has a bird on his guitar or why he’s on the bird feeder. Either way, he seems quite groovy, man.

12. Of course, these skeleton gnomes tend to make great Halloween lawn decor.

Of course, they're so thin that they don't have any skin on them. Yet, I love whatever's holding that basket, by the way. Quite clever.

Of course, they’re so thin that they don’t have any skin on them. Yet, I love whatever’s holding that basket, by the way. Quite clever.

13. Seems like this stoner gnome really enjoys lounging around and smoking his grass.

Of course, he'll probably feel right at home wherever it's legal. Yet, if it's not, you should probably just let him smoke his joint in the bushes. Not sure about that tunic though.

Of course, he’ll probably feel right at home wherever it’s legal. Yet, if it’s not, you should probably just let him smoke his joint in the bushes. Not sure about that tunic though.

14. Seems like this nerdy gnome is really into D & D and larping.

Of course, he's also a Trekkie and has an atom on his shirt. Seems like he's on a quest to attend the legendary festival of Comic Con. That, or he's probably wanting to attend a nerd convention nearby.

Of course, he’s also a Trekkie and has an atom on his shirt. Seems like he’s on a quest to attend the legendary festival of Comic Con. That, or he’s probably wanting to attend a nerd convention nearby.

15. Seems like Leather Daddy gnome really enjoys watering his garden.

Of course, you really don't want to look at him from behind. Yeah, he sometimes tends to let it all hang out where the sun isn't supposed to shine. Not sure why.

Of course, you really don’t want to look at him from behind. Yeah, he sometimes tends to let it all hang out where the sun isn’t supposed to shine. Not sure why.

16. Seems like these hairy cons just broke out of the Big Greenhouse.

And it seems they've taken some animals with them for sustenance. Nevertheless, I'm not sure if they have any idea of how to get over that fence.

And it seems they’ve taken some animals with them for sustenance. Nevertheless, I’m not sure if they have any idea of how to get over that fence.

17. Of course, Gnome Elvis will always make your garden party a smash, even if he’s just an impersonator.

Of course, I'm sure all the  qualudes and peanut butter and banana sandwiches will catch up to him somehow. Still, I'm sure that cone goes great with that polyester jumpsuit. Still, that look seems like Elvis from the Vegas years.

Of course, I’m sure all the qualudes and peanut butter and banana sandwiches will catch up to him somehow. Still, I’m sure that cone goes great with that polyester jumpsuit. Still, that look seems like Elvis from the Vegas years.

18. For those who want super protection for their gardens, perhaps they should try a superhero gnome.

Now these consist of Super Gnome, Bat Gnome and Captain Americgnome. Still, I have to warn you that while they may guarantee protection, they're also known to inflict a lot of collateral damage.

Now these consist of Super Gnome, Bat Gnome and Captain Americgnome. Still, I have to warn you that while they may guarantee protection, they’re also known to inflict a lot of collateral damage.

19. Beware the vampire gnome with his red eyes and fangs, especially when lurking among the tall grass and leaves.

Of course, he may look nice during the daytime. But when it gets dark, he won't hesitate to bite anyone's neck to suck their blood. Yes, this is one scary gnome, indeed.

Of course, he may look nice during the daytime. But when it gets dark, he won’t hesitate to bite anyone’s neck to suck their blood. Yes, this is one scary gnome, indeed.

20. Of course, this gnome rider’s ride tends to travel at a snail’s pace these days.

Yet, this should surprise nobody these days since he's riding a snail. However, he should watch out for any form of salt if he wants his snail ride to last for a long time.

Yet, this should surprise nobody these days since he’s riding a snail. However, he should watch out for any form of salt if he wants his snail ride to last for a long time.

21. “Gnome, Gnome on the range….”

Of course, I'm not sure if he's a cowboy gnome or a rancher gnome. Then again, despite being in cowboy clothes, I'm not sure if he even works with cows. Because if he don't have cows, then he's no cowboy.

Of course, I’m not sure if he’s a cowboy gnome or a rancher gnome. Then again, despite being in cowboy clothes, I’m not sure if he even works with cows. Because if he don’t have cows, then he’s no cowboy.

22. Of course, what better way to protect your lawn and garden than with Wonder Gnomeman.

Unlike Wonder Woman, at least she doesn't wear skimpy outfits to kick ass. Also, she loves flowers, too. And she has a nice yellow cone hat.

Unlike Wonder Woman, at least she doesn’t wear skimpy outfits to kick ass. Also, she loves flowers, too. And she has a nice yellow cone hat.

23. Even gnomes must dress for business while at their jobs in the corporate marketplace.

Nevertheless, you have to love how their cone hats go with their gray suits. Yet, I'm sure their workplace dress codes would want them to lose the hats and shave. Also like how they're on their cell phones.

Nevertheless, you have to love how their cone hats go with their gray suits. Yet, I’m sure their workplace dress codes would want them to lose the hats and shave. Also like how they’re on their cell phones.

24. Of course, you best be on your back if you don’t want to mess with the Gnome Manchu.

Of course, the Fu Manchu isn't a great Asian stereotype. But I found his long mustache so funny that I couldn't resist leaving this one out.

Of course, the Fu Manchu isn’t a great Asian stereotype. But I found his long mustache so funny that I couldn’t resist leaving this one out.

25. “You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life/See that gnome, watch him, diggin’ the Dancing Gnome.”

Of course, while the Swedish group was a great success in the 1970s, they split in the 1980s due to internal strife. Still, I'm sure they'd be remembered for all those pop hits which formed the soundtrack for Mamma Mia!.

Of course, while the Swedish group was a great success in the 1970s, they split in the 1980s due to internal strife. Still, I’m sure they’d be remembered for all those pop hits which formed the soundtrack for Mamma Mia!.

26. Of course, you’ll need a metal detector gnome in case a vandal plants a landmine in your yard.

Then again, he could just be looking for treasure. Of course, he should realize that certain electric and water systems may also be underground, too. Don't want to make a mistake there.

Then again, he could just be looking for treasure. Of course, he should realize that certain electric and water systems may also be underground, too. Don’t want to make a mistake there.

27. Let’s just say whoever thought you can look gangster in a white beard and cone hat?

As they say,

As they say, “I didn’t choose the gnome life. Gnome life chose me.” Yes, and I’m sure it’s a rough time in the inner gardens with high crime and shrooms to be exact.

28. Of course, no gnome could say no to the one and only Big Bad Bertha.

I'm sure what she lacks in  moral propriety she makes up for in helping girls develop a positive body image. Still, not sure if this makes my post unsafe for work or what.

I’m sure what she lacks in moral propriety she makes up for in helping girls develop a positive body image. Still, not sure if this makes my post unsafe for work or what.

29. Of course, we can’t forget about the hit HBO TV show Game of Gnomes.

Let's just say that if that's a depiction of the Sean Bean character, my guess is that he'll be dead within a year. Still, I really like the throne and the shovel he's holding. But I'm sure you don't want to go into his garden, especially during weddings.

Let’s just say that if that’s a depiction of the Sean Bean character, my guess is that he’ll be dead within a year. Still, I really like the throne and the shovel he’s holding. But I’m sure you don’t want to go into his garden, especially during weddings.

30. For those concerned Jews out there, I’m sure Shalom Gnome will make your garden kosher.

Of course, this is probably the most Jewed out gnome out there. He even has a Star of David with a Hebrew inscription on his belt for God's sake.

Of course, this is probably the most Jewed out gnome out there. He even has a Star of David with a Hebrew inscription on his belt for God’s sake. Don’t give him pork or shellfish though.

31. And you thought gnomes enjoyed the sound of flutes and nature sounds. But not always.

Hear they play at the garden club circuit on Friday nights as well as jam at the recording studio during regular business hours. Still, there have been rumors that their lead singer was arrested for shroom possession.

Hear they play at the garden club circuit on Friday nights as well as jam at the recording studio during regular business hours. Still, there have been rumors that their lead singer was arrested for shroom possession. Drummer was also busted for weed and grass as well.

32. Of course, you should never mess with a garden gnome armed with an AK-47.

Now I'm sure you want to get off his lawn at the sight of him. Then again, he's small so I'm sure the ammo wouldn't hurt much anyway.

Now I’m sure you want to get off his lawn at the sight of him. Then again, he’s small so I’m sure the ammo wouldn’t hurt much anyway.

33. When it comes to swimming, some gnomes just want to let it all hang out.

Unless he's planning to visit a nude beach, I'm sure he'll have a hard time swimming in an area where nobody's watching him. Also, kind of wish he'd at least wear some pants.

Unless he’s planning to visit a nude beach, I’m sure he’ll have a hard time swimming in an area where nobody’s watching him. Also, kind of wish he’d at least wear some pants.

34. Seems like this gnome is really enjoying himself during his island getaway in Hawaii.

Of course, I'm sure he's bound to make the Travelocity Roaming Gnome jealous. Still, if he has more Margaritas, he'll soon be searching for his lost shaker of salt.

Of course, I’m sure he’s bound to make the Travelocity Roaming Gnome jealous. Still, if he has more Margaritas, he’ll soon be searching for his lost shaker of salt.

35. Of course, there’s always that gnome who tends to travel with a dark passenger and have a thirst to kill.

I'm sure nobody wants to mess with the Dexter gnome if he's in your garden. Still, he tends to kill his victims on the cutting board, which is fittingly enough. Nevertheless, he uses much less plastic than the one on TV.

I’m sure nobody wants to mess with the Dexter gnome if he’s in your garden. Still, he tends to kill his victims on the cutting board, which is fittingly enough. Nevertheless, he uses much less plastic than the one on TV.

36. Seems like even the gnomes want to take pictures of themselves these days.

Still, being a classic gnome, I doubt if he'd be recognized on Instagram among the others. Also, I wonder where he got that smart phone.

Still, being a classic gnome, I doubt if he’d be recognized on Instagram among the others. Also, I wonder where he got that smart phone.

37. Of course, some gnomes don’t know when they have had way too many.

Seems like all that hard tree sap can get to them if they've had enough. Guess it's best to leave sleeping dogs lie even if their butt cracks are showing.

Seems like all that hard tree sap can get to them if they’ve had enough. Guess it’s best to leave sleeping dogs lie even if their butt cracks are showing.

38. Now this meditating gnome is a true Zen master of the highest degree.

It's said he'd sit there meditating for so long that the birds would perch in his beard. Guess he'd have to clean it when he's done since the bird might leave him an unpleasant surprise.

It’s said he’d sit there meditating for so long that the birds would perch in his beard. Guess he’d have to clean it when he’s done since the bird might leave him an unpleasant surprise.

39. Of course, this gnome looks as black as a tar baby.

I don't know about you, but I think there's something a bit racist about this gnome. I'm not sure what. Could it be because it looks painted in blackface and is drinking booze? Yeah, that's probably it.

I don’t know about you, but I think there’s something a bit racist about this gnome. I’m not sure what. Could it be because it looks painted in blackface and is drinking booze? Yeah, that’s probably it.

40. Seems like somebody either forgot to put sunscreen or has caught too many UV rays.

Now that's a terrible sunburn. Guess taking a nap on the beach isn't really a good idea for the fair skinned. Not sure about covering your eyes with blueberries.

Now that’s a terrible sunburn. Guess taking a nap on the beach isn’t really a good idea for the fair skinned. Not sure about covering your eyes with blueberries.

41. Seems like this garden gnome really enjoys doing the hula in a grass skirt.

Then again, he seems like he's been on too many island spirits or possibly trying to do the Macarena. Hope that he doesn't show what's under his skirt because I'm afraid to look.

Then again, he seems like he’s been on too many island spirits or possibly trying to do the Macarena. Hope that he doesn’t show what’s under his skirt because I’m afraid to look.

42. Seems like this gnome and his old lady were meant to spend their lives on the open road.

Funny how they have gnomes for bikers these days. They seem like they're the people you'd least expect to be in this type of tacky lawn decoration. Still, hope these 2 don't belong in a gang.

Funny how they have gnomes for bikers these days. They seem like they’re the people you’d least expect to be in this type of tacky lawn decoration. Still, hope these 2 don’t belong in a gang.

43. Now this little gnome wish all you to feel the Pittsburgh steel.

For some reason the molten steel he's pouring seems to resemble Cheez Whiz. Still, you'd find that a lot of college and pro sports teams have their own collectible gnome like this one for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For some reason the molten steel he’s pouring seems to resemble Cheez Whiz. Still, you’d find that a lot of college and pro sports teams have their own collectible gnome like this one for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

44. Seems like someone has to bend over to get a temperature.

I'm sure she's taking his temperature because this  display looks older. Then again, there could be something kinky going on and what she's holding could be a butt plug instead of a thermometer.

I’m sure she’s taking his temperature because this display looks older. Then again, there could be something kinky going on and what she’s holding could be a butt plug instead of a thermometer.

45. Seems like some garden creep has been on way too much Viagra lately.

Nevertheless, at least he's wearing underwear. However, he's seems to be a pervert with a pension for exhibitionism, especially when he's erect. Yeah, I'd stay away from him if I were you.

Nevertheless, at least he’s wearing underwear. However, he’s seems to be a pervert with a pension for exhibitionism, especially when he’s erect. Yeah, I’d stay away from him if I were you.

46. Seems like this gnome is either trigger happy or on a shooting rampage.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to see him on a bad day. Reminds me of the Al Pacino character from Scarface. Oh, wait, that is derived from Scarface.

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to see him on a bad day. Reminds me of the Al Pacino character from Scarface. Oh, wait, that is derived from Scarface.

47. Hipster gnome really thinks your android is sow mainstream.

Then again, I always picture hipsters as young people, not with white Santa Claus beards. Still, I'm sure that iPhone cost a fortune for those aren't cheap to buy or have repaired.

Then again, I always picture hipsters as young people, not with white Santa Claus beards. Still, I’m sure that iPhone cost a fortune for those aren’t cheap to buy or have repaired.

48. This undead garden gnome has a strong preference for venison.

Now that's really disgusting. And pretty demented if I do say so myself.  Also seems to like his deer meat real raw and bloody.

Now that’s really disgusting. And pretty demented if I do say so myself. Also seems to like his deer meat real raw and bloody.

49. Of course, even the gnomes have to do dirty work once in a while.

Of course, there's a better way to cleaning dog shit than a pooper scooper. It's called leaving it there. Still, I'm not sure about him smoking a cigarette though.

Of course, there’s a better way to cleaning dog shit than a pooper scooper. It’s called leaving it there. Still, I’m not sure about him smoking a cigarette though.

50. Seems like someone has been drinking a little too much wine the night before.

Of course, waking up with a hangover could be worse in some situations other than this. Seems that glass of wine was too big for him for some reason.

Of course, waking up with a hangover could be worse in some situations other than this. Seems that glass of wine was too big for him for some reason.

51. “I am the gnome who knocks.”

Yes, this is a gnome Walter White. However, I'm sure when he got in the meth business, the whole garden gnome neighborhood went to shit. Still, wonder if they have a Jesse Pinkman gnome.

Yes, this is a gnome Walter White. However, I’m sure when he got in the meth business, the whole garden gnome neighborhood went to shit. Still, wonder if they have a Jesse Pinkman gnome.

52. Of course, zombie gnomes always prefer to help themselves to some pink flamingo.

Man, I didn't know those lawn flamingos could bleed. Always assumed they were made from plastic. Pretty demented though.

Man, I didn’t know those lawn flamingos could bleed. Always assumed they were made from plastic. Pretty demented though.

53. Now this gnome is a fine police officer of the law.

If it wasn't for the cone hat, I would've assumed him to be an actual police officer. Love the star badge on his hat though.

If it wasn’t for the cone hat, I would’ve assumed him to be an actual police officer. Love the star badge on his hat though.

54. Of course, while some gnomes are said to protect gardens, this one’s on the move to kill.

Yeah, he has a deadly streak in his eyes as well as murder on the mind. He also has a big machete in his hand as far as I can see. Or maybe it's just a knife.

Yeah, he has a deadly streak in his eyes as well as murder on the mind. He also has a big ass knife in his hand.

55. This gnome family shows us that the family that slays together, stays together.

So while the father is armed with an ax and a dueling flintlock pistol, the mother appears to carry a loaded shotgun and the baby in her back harness. Still, I'm sure the gun he has can't be fired without being reloaded.

So while the father is armed with an ax and a dueling flintlock pistol, the mother appears to carry a loaded shotgun and the baby in her back harness. Still, I’m sure the gun he has can’t be fired without being reloaded.

56. “I’m gonna rock n’roll all night, and garden party every day.”

I may not be a fan of KISS. But when I see them as gnomes or nutcrackers, I have to include such depictions on my blog just for giggles.

I may not be a fan of KISS. But when I see them as gnomes or nutcrackers, I have to include such depictions on my blog just for giggles.

57. Of course, on private matters, some gnomes can be really kinky in the garden.

Now this is pretty disturbing. Didn't know BDSM fetishes could extend to garden gnomes. Of course, I wonder if they have a dominatrix garden gnome to come with him.

Now this is pretty disturbing. Didn’t know BDSM fetishes could extend to garden gnomes. Of course, I wonder if they have a dominatrix garden gnome to come with him.

58. While most gnomes aren’t built like Adonis, this one is totally ripped.

Wonder if he's on any performance enhancing drugs of some sort. I mean most bodybuilders are to some extend. Hell, a lot of athletes are, too like Lance Armstrong.

Wonder if he’s on any performance enhancing drugs of some sort. I mean most bodybuilders are to some extend. Hell, a lot of athletes are, too like Lance Armstrong.

59. Of course, some gardens may contain a naturist gnome lurking around.

I'm sure the beard and belt are in place to cover up his naughty bits.  Still, they call it the place where the sun don't shine for a reason.

I’m sure the beard and belt are in place to cover up his naughty bits. Still, they call it the place where the sun don’t shine for a reason.

60. Of course, this ninja gnome is bound to hit anyone with a shovel at any moment.

Actually most ninjas didn't wear black in real life since they functioned like covert agents and snipers. They usually dressed as peasants so the invisibility was psychological. However, this garden gnome ninja is just perfect.

Actually most ninjas didn’t wear black in real life since they functioned like covert agents and snipers. They usually dressed as peasants so the invisibility was psychological. However, this garden gnome ninja is just perfect.

61. Finally, a garden gnome promising change I can believe in.

I don't know about you, but I'm not sure whether this Obama gnome is wearing a cone hat. Then again, maybe it was how this picture was photographed.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure whether this Obama gnome is wearing a cone hat. Then again, maybe it was how this picture was photographed.

62. Seems like someone either doesn’t like flamingos or likes to eat them for dinner.

Now this is just demented if you really think about it. But I kind of find the gnome using the cleaver to behead a flamingo quite amusing, in a sick and twisted kind of way.

Now this is just demented if you really think about it. But I kind of find the gnome using the cleaver to behead a flamingo quite amusing, in a sick and twisted kind of way.

63. Like they say, it’s not over until the fat lady sings.

However, I have no idea why she'd wear a bikini and rabbit ears. I mean it doesn't seem like appropriate attire for an opera singer as far as I'm concerned.

However, I have no idea why she’d wear a bikini and rabbit ears. I mean it doesn’t seem like appropriate attire for an opera singer as far as I’m concerned.

64. Seems like the gnomes really take to skate boarding and its cultural trimmings these days.

Oldest looking skater boy I've ever seen. Also, shouldn't he be wearing a helmet? I mean he shouldn't want to risk a head injury.

Oldest looking skater boy I’ve ever seen. Also, shouldn’t he be wearing a helmet? I mean he shouldn’t want to risk a head injury.

65. Of course, you still have to face some obstacles even in places where no gnome has gone before.

Seems like Captain Kirk and Gorn are about to go at it in this. One of the most memorable moments in Star Trek history. Also, Gorn almost looks no different.

Seems like Captain Kirk and Gorn are about to go at it in this. One of the most memorable moments in Star Trek history. Also, Gorn almost looks no different.

66. Of course, you are all cordially invited to attend this royal gnome wedding.

So let me get this straight. The groom is already wearing a gone hat on his head. So why is he holding a top hat that's obviously too small for him? I don't get it. Don't get it at all.

So let me get this straight. The groom is already wearing a gone hat on his head. So why is he holding a top hat that’s obviously too small for him? I don’t get it. Don’t get it at all.

67. Of course, even in the gnome world, it seems that certain Starfleet members are more expendable than others.

Of course, for those who know anything about Star Trek: The Original Series, you'd be familiar with the term, "redshirt." Of course, in Star Trek, if a previously unknown Starfleet character wears a red shirt, there's a strong chance that he's never coming back.

Of course, for those who know anything about Star Trek: The Original Series, you’d be familiar with the term, “redshirt.” Of course, in Star Trek, if a previously unknown Starfleet character wears a red shirt, there’s a strong chance that he’s never coming back.

68. For the Japanese garden, these ninja and sumo wrestling gnomes will do you great service.

I don't know about you. But they seem more or less resemble the Seven Dwarfs than anything from Japan. And I don't think either of them have any Asian features either.

I don’t know about you. But they seem more or less resemble the Seven Dwarfs than anything from Japan. And I don’t think either of them have any Asian features either.

69. Seems like this guy has come straight out of Gnomeland Security.

Then again, he could be a sheriff or state trooper. Still, I'm sure intruders wouldn't want to mess with him.

Then again, he could be a sheriff or state trooper. Still, I’m sure intruders wouldn’t want to mess with 

70. I call this one, “the Skanky Bride Gnome.”

Yeah, I don't really care for swimsuit weddings. But I'm not sure why she'd have that set up for the bottoms. Oh, wait, is that her underwear? So why isn't she wearing a dress, then?

Yeah, I don’t really care for swimsuit weddings. But I’m not sure why she’d have that set up for the bottoms. Oh, wait, is that her underwear? So why isn’t she wearing a dress, then?

71. For a Stripper Gnome, she sure knows her way around a pole.

I might've posted a picture with this one before on my lawn ornament post last year. Still, it's quite funny and worth giving a closer look to. Also, I lover her glasses, by the way.

I might’ve posted a picture with this one before on my lawn ornament post last year. Still, it’s quite funny and worth giving a closer look to. Also, I lover her glasses, by the way. Kind of similar to how many would imagine strippers in the Harry Potter world to look like in some respect.

72. Unlike some garden gnomes, this tiki one belongs in his island garden paradise.

Okay, pretty sure that's a pretty offensive stereotype here. I mean blue paint, tusks in nose, shrunken head, grass skirt, staff, etc. Kind of reminds me of the savage natives you'd see in movies.

Okay, pretty sure that’s a pretty offensive stereotype here. I mean blue paint, tusks in nose, shrunken head, grass skirt, staff, etc. Kind of reminds me of the savage natives you’d see in movies.

73. Seems like these two gnombres are having a fiesta.

Love the mariachi hat and the turned boots. Still, shouldn't the lady's hair be free flowing? It just seems off that she's wearing a cone hat.

Love the mariachi hat and the turned boots. Still, shouldn’t the lady’s hair be free flowing? It just seems off that she’s wearing a cone hat.

74. I’m sure these gnomes of horror movie villains will make a killer addition to your garden.

Seems like this ensemble includes many of the slasher-horror favorites. There's Freddy and Jason as well as Leatherface. And I'm not sure who that one in the mask is. Really not sure.

Seems like this ensemble includes many of the slasher-horror favorites. There’s Freddy and Jason as well as Leatherface. And I’m not sure who that one in the mask is. Really not sure.

75. These two gnomes are on a mission from God.

Yes, these are gnomes of the Blues Brothers from 1970s SNL. Look pretty much like the originals save for the beards and cone hats. But you know what they say about garden gnomes though.

Yes, these are gnomes of the Blues Brothers from 1970s SNL. Look pretty much like the originals save for the beards and cone hats. But you know what they say about garden gnomes though.

76. Of course, you’d need a strong Viking warrior gnome to defend your garden.

Unlike some Viking depictions, at least this one doesn't have helmet horns for a change. Of course, he does have a wooden hammer and a white beard.

Unlike some Viking depictions, at least this one doesn’t have helmet horns for a change. Of course, he does have a wooden hammer and a white beard.

77. Presenting the royal gnomes.

Now that obviously has to be a take off of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Of course, the Prince Philip one is depicted in traditional gnome fashion.

Now that obviously has to be a take off of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Of course, the Prince Philip one is depicted in traditional gnome fashion.

78. Of course, even gnomes could be prone to worshipping the devil or listening to death metal music.

Now that looks quite terrifying. I don't mean the hat with the upside down cross. I mean the fact that his face and beard are painted like that which  terrifies me.

Now that looks quite terrifying. I don’t mean the hat with the upside down cross. I mean the fact that his face and beard are painted like that which terrifies me.

79. Now this steampunk garden gnome seems to come fully automated.

Now is this an automaton or a gnome in a metal encased suit? Perhaps we'll never know for sure. Like the drill head though.

Now is this an automaton or a gnome in a metal encased suit? Perhaps we’ll never know for sure. Like the drill head though.

80. Of course, these Star Trek gnomes will allow your garden to go where no man has gone before.

Of course, I'm so used to Kirk and Spock being so clean shaven and thin (well, for the most part). Still, I wonder whether they have gnomes of the rest of the main cast as well. Maybe I'll never know for sure.

Of course, I’m so used to Kirk and Spock being so clean shaven and thin (well, for the most part). Still, I wonder whether they have gnomes of the rest of the main cast as well. Maybe I’ll never know for sure.

The Little World of Miniature Gardens

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While gardening can be quite an art form, there are plenty of people who can’t really have a garden of their own, possibly due to living in the city. There are some people who really don’t like to do all the hard yard work such as digging, planting, and weeding. And there are some who may not be able to grow a garden due to some health issue or simply can’t deal with the changing seasonal weather. Fortunately, there’s a growing trend in the realm of miniature gardening in which you build a garden landscape in the confines of a container or limited space of dirt consisting miniature structures and real plants. Since many tend to  be in containers, you can tend to them year round but have a rather slow growth rate. Still, they can last up to 8 years without needing too much care besides watering the plants, of course. So for those who love gardening but hate gardening maintenance, this might be the kind of gardening for you which requires no backbreaking digging, no weeding, no garden pests, no chemical fertilizers or pest controls, and no need to clean out the dead foliage every spring. Now that’s the good news. Also, you can put your miniature garden in just about anything and take it indoors if the weather gets cold. The bad news, well, it can become a very expensive hobby once you add some of the accessories involved. Nevertheless, despite it being a seemingly recent trend, miniature gardening originated with the bonsai dish garden from Japan (which is actually no surprise to me since the bonsai gardens totally make sense. I mean we’ve all know that the bonsai is a Japanese tree). And it was at the Japanese Pavilion at the Chicago 1893 World’s Fair where they debuted in the United States in which these garden creations were featured in an article by The New York Times. Nevertheless, these little gardens immediately became popular in a lot of places this art form has been passed from one generation to the next as well as seen as an activity for families to do together. Still, it’s very much a subculture of its own with places you can buy plants and accessories as well as its own competitions (there’s at least one in the Boston Flower and Garden Show). Oh, and at some colleges, you can even take a class or workshop in it, too. Still, if you’re one of the creative green thumbs desperate for an outlet to express yourself, the this is for you. In this post, you’ll see a treasure trove of the small garden world filled with the green glory enchantment with none of the heavy yard work. So for your reading pleasure here is a treasure trove of specimens depicting the tiny life of miniature garden landscapes.

1. Flowers are in bloom in the tiny garden village, possibly in the spring.

Reminds you of the beautiful stone villages you see in fairy tales. Of course, this is a more large scale venture by some person who's certainly not poor. Still, I wonder how you can get those very tiny flowers.

Reminds you of the beautiful stone villages you see in fairy tales. Of course, this is a more large scale venture by some person who’s certainly not poor. Still, I wonder how you can get those very tiny flowers.

2. Here is a flower pot garden with two fawns in a forest clearing during the spring.

Now for those on a budget, this is a more financially manageable scene. Still, let's hope those fawns have someone to look after them. Because you know what happened to Bambi's mom.

Now for those on a budget, this is a more financially manageable scene. Still, let’s hope those fawns have someone to look after them. Because you know what happened to Bambi’s mom.

3. Of course, you don’t always have to put a lot of plants in your garden patio.

Now the top layer consists of much which most people usually don't put in their patio areas. But this is a rather idyllic scene on the birdbath. And it doesn't use a lot of accessories in the process.

Now the top layer consists of much which most people usually don’t put in their patio areas. But this is a rather idyllic scene on the birdbath. And it doesn’t use a lot of accessories in the process.

4. Seems like the fairies have hung their clothes out to dry.

And they seem to wash their clothes with pre-20th century washing technology. Seems like these fairies have never heard of a washer or dryer in any way, shape, or form. Still, if they want their clothes cleaned, shouldn't they just use magic?

And they seem to wash their clothes with pre-20th century washing technology. Seems like these fairies have never heard of a washer or dryer in any way, shape, or form. Still, if they want their clothes cleaned, shouldn’t they just use magic?

5. Not all miniature gardens need accessories. This one goes for a more naturalistic approach.

Now this is a lovely miniature garden that's set up like a forest. But though there's not much undergrowth under the bonsais, I'm sure the rocks give it a more realistic touch.

Now this is a lovely miniature garden that’s set up like a forest. But though there’s not much undergrowth under the bonsais, I’m sure the rocks give it a more realistic touch.

6. Now this miniature garden is very pretty when it lights up at night.

Now this garden really brings emphasis to the flowers which are simply beautiful. Man, I wonder how these light bulbs can be so small.

Now this garden really brings emphasis to the flowers which are simply beautiful. Man, I wonder how these light bulbs can be so small. Really gives you a lovely night impression, does it?

7. Is that bridge over a stream of water or gravel?

It's not uncommon for garden miniatures to contain waterways made from gravel than actual water. Just because real water doesn't really conform to aesthetics and would be absorbed by the plants.

It’s not uncommon for garden miniatures to contain waterways made from gravel than actual water. Just because real water doesn’t really conform to aesthetics and would be absorbed by the plants.

8. When it comes to miniature gardens, a broken flower pot will do just as good as any.

While broken  flower pots may not be used for regular plant, you can plant a miniature garden in one just fine, especially if you want it to include elevation like a garden path up to a house.

While broken flower pots may not be used for regular plant, you can plant a miniature garden in one just fine, especially if you want it to include elevation like a garden path up to a house.

9. In a small garden plot, a reasonable space can be whole miniature garden village.

Now I'm sure this garden is in a warmer place since  it probably wouldn't last a winter where I live. Still, it's very elaborate and beautiful.

Now I’m sure this garden is in a warmer place since it probably wouldn’t last a winter where I live. Still, it’s very elaborate and beautiful with rows of grass, bushes, and gravel paths.

10. Now this rock garden has a lovely stonework path.

Now this really gives you an impression with the bench, birdhouse, and small water hole. Whether it's supposed to be somebody's yard or a public park, you can never be exactly sure.

Now this really gives you an impression with the bench, birdhouse, and small water hole. Whether it’s supposed to be somebody’s yard or a public park, you can never be exactly sure.

11. Now this beautiful miniature garden seems like it’s taken from a mansion or some large fairy tale palace grounds.

Now I just have to love the beautiful waterfall on this, even if the water isn't real. Still, I wish some of the dirt patches can have some greenery on it. But still, these gardens can get pretty elaborate if I do say so myself.

Now I just have to love the beautiful waterfall on this, even if the water isn’t real. Still, I wish some of the dirt patches can have some greenery on it. But still, these gardens can get pretty elaborate if I do say so myself.

12. A garden like this can be any fairy’s dream, if one decides to adopt a more suburban lifestyle.

Now sometimes these are also called,

Now sometimes these are also called, “fairy gardens.” Not sure why because a lot of miniature gardens come in a variety of different types. So I used an all encompassing term.

13. While some miniature gardens are seen as hangouts for fairies, this one clearly seems to go to the birds.

Now I'm sure this isn't for real birds since the birdhouses are so small. For places for birds to call home, see a previous post I have called

Now I’m sure this isn’t for real birds since the birdhouses are so small. For places for birds to call home, see a previous post I have called “This Old Birdhouse.” Do it now.

14. A little patch like this is a miniature version of what every gardener needs.

Now this is a lovely miniature garden with a shed, place for seedlings, and even a scarecrow. Yet, you can tell which side is for flowers and which is for vegetables.

Now this is a lovely miniature garden with a shed, place for seedlings, and even a scarecrow. Yet, you can tell which side is for flowers and which is for vegetables.

15.  If it wasn’t for a container, I would’ve sworn this was a real place.

As I've said miniature garden designs can get very elaborate and this is no exception. Still, you would more likely see this as your next door neighbor's place than a fairy though.

As I’ve said miniature garden designs can get very elaborate and this is no exception. Still, you would more likely see this as your next door neighbor’s place than a fairy though.

16. A faux water miniature garden like this is a fairy’s paradise.

Now I really like the flowers on this. And while the water may consist of a bunch of blue gravel, at least it looks better than white.

Now I really like the flowers on this. And while the water may consist of a bunch of blue gravel, at least it looks better than white.

17. While an algae pond may be disgusting in real life, it’s not always the case in a mini garden.

Now in a real garden, such a scene would pretty much look like shit at certain times of the year. But in this scene, it's quite beautiful and you don't have to do a ton of maintenance.

Now in a real garden, such a scene would pretty much look like shit at certain times of the year. But in this scene, it’s quite beautiful and you don’t have to do a ton of maintenance.

18. A rusty wheelbarrow makes the perfect place for a miniature garden of a log cabin settlement.

Of course, this place has a lot of plants as well as some farm animals. Still, as a whole it looks wonderful. See I said that you can use any container for a miniature garden. Even a wheelbarrow.

Of course, this place has a lot of plants as well as some farm animals. Still, as a whole it looks wonderful. See I said that you can use any container for a miniature garden. Even a wheelbarrow.

19. Have your miniature garden near a tree? Put some windows and a door to pass it as a fairy house.

Other than the accessories, I'm sure this fairy garden didn't cost much. Then again, I'm not sure if the moss was already there. Probably not.

Other than the accessories, I’m sure this fairy garden didn’t cost much. Then again, I’m not sure if the moss was already there. Probably not.

20. Other than the path and the bridge, almost everything seems to be made from sticks here.

Now this was made from 2 flower pots with one on top of the other. Reminds me of some tropical paradise despite that this fairy seems to have his or her own vegetable garden.

Now this was made from 2 flower pots with one on top of the other. Reminds me of some tropical paradise despite that this fairy seems to have his or her own vegetable garden.

21. A rustic wooden wagon makes an excellent planter.

Also, if your miniature garden is in a wagon, it's easier to transport and you don't have to worry about potentially dumping it, unlike a wheelbarrow. Still, it's quite beautiful and an ideal fairy mecca as I see it.

Also, if your miniature garden is in a wagon, it’s easier to transport and you don’t have to worry about potentially dumping it, unlike a wheelbarrow. Still, it’s quite beautiful and an ideal fairy mecca as I see it.

22. A wooden bucket might not be good for much, but you miniature garden will thrive in it.

Seems like this is a little housing block we have here and a lovely one at that. Also seems like there's a satyr underneath that toadstool.

Seems like this is a little housing block we have here and a lovely one at that. Also seems like there’s a satyr underneath that toadstool.

23. Only in miniature can a castle garden stand in your back yard. Or front.

I don't know about you, but if Albus Dumbledore had a vacation home in Florida, I think it would look exactly like that. Don't know why he'd have one or what he'd do there. Still,  it's very pretty nevertheless.

I don’t know about you, but if Albus Dumbledore had a vacation home in Florida, I think it would look exactly like that. Don’t know why he’d have one or what he’d do there. Still, it’s very pretty nevertheless.

24. In real life you’d swear this scene was of an abandoned place gone to shit. As a miniature garden, it’s a work of art.

For a person, a place like this life size would be one  people would want to avoid at all costs (save maybe for a few idiot teenagers in slasher movies, particularly if they're black guys {since they're usually killed first}). For a fairy garden, it's a beautiful nature scene.

For a person, a place like this life size would be one people would want to avoid at all costs (save maybe for a few idiot teenagers in slasher movies, particularly if they’re black guys {since they’re usually killed first}). For a fairy garden, it’s a beautiful nature scene.

25. You can always find beauty near the beach so why not integrate it with your miniature garden?

You can create all kinds of scenes with these mini gardens. Still, I'm not sure if those are real beach plants, but they go with the garden very well.

You can create all kinds of scenes with these mini gardens. Still, I’m not sure if those are real beach plants, but they go with the garden very well. Also love how the stones are used for ocean.

26. For Christmas, you can put your miniature garden in the festive spirit.

Yes, they have Christmas decorations for mini gardens.  They have decor for other holidays, too. Well, you can keep these kinds of gardens  all year round. There's no weather to stop you.

Yes, they have Christmas decorations for mini gardens. They have decor for other holidays, too. Well, you can keep these kinds of gardens all year round. There’s no weather to stop you.

27. Now this is a flower garden with its own fountain and fence all covered in ivy.

I'm sure that this comes from some decrepit estate or pleasure garden. But I think it's quite beautiful to say the least.

I’m sure that this comes from some decrepit estate or pleasure garden. But I think it’s quite beautiful to say the least.

28. Seems like the fairies are real soccer fans in these parts.

And they seem to really like to party from what I see on the patio. Also, that's a very full bonsai tree.

And they seem to really like to party from what I see on the patio. Also, that’s a very full bonsai tree. Really like the flags, too. And the dog.

29. On this miniature garden, everything seems covered with green.

Now this seems like a fairy hideaway you might see in Florida from my perspective. Yet, most of the

Now this seems like a fairy hideaway you might see in Florida from my perspective. Yet, most of the “grass” you see is moss. But I think it’s quite lovely.

30. In a miniature garden, you can only get to the shrine when you climb the steps.

From a unbroken flower pot, this mountainside shrine would've been almost impossible. Though I know it would be almost impractical, it would've been nice to have a waterfall there.

From a unbroken flower pot, this mountainside shrine would’ve been almost impossible. Though I know it would be almost impractical, it would’ve been nice to have a waterfall there.

31. You can make a miniature garden in almost anything, even a chair.

Seems that a lot of fairies tend to reside in this beautiful chair garden. The flowers are simply breathtaking in this.

Seems that a lot of fairies tend to reside in this beautiful chair garden. The flowers are simply breathtaking in this.

32. Now this village is quite an idyllic miniature world, even if all the foliage seems overgrown.

This little corner has a church, a birdhouse, a wheelbarrow, and a happy little tire swing.  Also, has a few little figures, too.

This little corner has a church, a birdhouse, a wheelbarrow, and a happy little tire swing. Also, has a few little figures, too.

33. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you a mini garden of Stonehenge.

Now I couldn't pass this one up since Stonehenge is a very significant monument, especially in England. And no, I'm sure it wasn't built by aliens. Sorry, History Channel.

Now I couldn’t pass this one up since Stonehenge is a very significant monument, especially in England. And no, I’m sure it wasn’t built by aliens. Sorry, History Channel.

34. As far as accessories go, they can be as small as you want them to be.

Now I really like the landscaping on this one. Seems like they planted everything on a carpet of grass and then added little structures and fairies on it.

Now I really like the landscaping on this one. Seems like they planted everything on a carpet of grass and then added little structures and fairies on it.

35. As for furniture, you can always try wooden chairs of twig.

Now I like this kind of patio furniture. Quite rustic, I daresay. But I think the garden stuff and beehive is adorable.

Now I like this kind of patio furniture. Quite rustic, I daresay. But I think the garden stuff and beehive is adorable.

36. A gardener’s work is never done. However, sometimes the watering can is up at the stick gate.

Lovely to see how this seems to be the beginnings a of a beautiful mini cabbage patch. Love the little wheelbarrow, birdhouse, and bird bath though.

Lovely to see how this seems to be the beginnings a of a beautiful mini cabbage patch. Love the little wheelbarrow, birdhouse, and bird bath though.

37. When it comes to a mini wild flower garden, then you can let it be as overgrown as you please.

The flowers are simply beautiful on this one and I'm sure the grass isn't just moss. Still, I really like the multicolored toadstools, even though they're not real.

The flowers are simply beautiful on this one and I’m sure the grass isn’t just moss. Still, I really like the multicolored toadstools, even though they’re not real.

38. Inside this stone birdbath lies a miniature garden containing a smaller and more ornate bird bath.

Now this birdbath seems to have a little bird on its ledge while it's surrounded by ivy. Still, at least the bird bath mini garden looks better than what's inside an actual bird bath (which is disgusting).

Now this birdbath seems to have a little bird on its ledge while it’s surrounded by ivy. Still, at least the bird bath mini garden looks better than what’s inside an actual bird bath (which is disgusting).

39. Now this miniature garden has a pond, a bench, and a few nice pieces of shrubbery.

Now they may be little but these plants almost resemble real bushes for some reason. I also like the stonework on the patios. Fine landscaping here.

Now they may be little but these plants almost resemble real bushes for some reason. I also like the stonework on the patios. Fine landscaping here.

40. Just because we don’t use metal wash tubs for washing clothes, doesn’t mean you can’t build a garden in it.

Now I like the moss roof on that house along with the moss landscaping. Oh, and the hedgehog is quite cute, too. Seems like ideal fairy abode.

Now I like the moss roof on that house along with the moss landscaping. Oh, and the hedgehog is quite cute, too. Seems like ideal fairy abode.

41. Among the tall grass and the plants, you can sometimes find a way to kick back and relax near the seashore.

Now this is a lovely seashore scene. Love the stone work on the path, the bike, and the ocean stones.

Now this is a lovely seashore scene. Love the stone work on the path, the bike, and the ocean stones. Simply devine, it sure is.

42. Even in the white sand banks and shrines, the fairies will find a home wherever plants grow.

Now the river is a beautiful blue while the rainbow stones lead up to some zen garden like shrine. The bird seems filled, too.

Now the river is a beautiful blue while the rainbow stones lead up to some zen garden like shrine. The bird seems filled, too.

43. When it comes to miniature gardens, you can’t go wrong with a waterfall. Even if there’s no actual water coming from it.

Now this almost looks like a real waterfall coming from the rock. Like the little house nearby, too by the way.

Now this almost looks like a real waterfall coming from the rock. Like the little house nearby, too by the way.

44. In a miniature garden like this, everything is always in its proper place.

Now this garden really seems like a wide field mostly consisting of vegetables. But there's also a shed and greenhouse along with a little shed. Man, such an extensive collection of plants here.

Now this garden really seems like a wide field mostly consisting of vegetables. But there’s also a shed and greenhouse along with a little shed. Man, such an extensive collection of plants here.

45. Whether in a mini garden or in the front yard, there’s no place like home to a gnome.

Love how there are plants growing from out of the areas of the broken flower pot. Also, I think this gnome has very good taste in architecture.

Love how there are plants growing from out of the areas of the broken flower pot. Also, I think this gnome has very good taste in architecture.

46. A lovely pavilion will give any fairy some much needed shade.

Love the pig flying which I think is kind of funny. But I especially love the metal pavilion even if it doesn't provide much shade.

Love the pig flying which I think is kind of funny. But I especially love the metal pavilion even if it doesn’t provide much shade.

47. In a miniature garden, the plants can just go about anywhere.

The little potted plants are so cute in this little pot. Love the bird hanging from the arch way, too. Seems that this one has plants all over the place.

The little potted plants are so cute in this little pot. Love the bird hanging from the arch way, too. Seems that this one has plants all over the place.

48. In fairy gardens, you can’t go wrong with too many flowers.

I really love the flowers in this, especially since a lot of them are purple. Nice t o have some substitute for trees, too.

I really love the flowers in this, especially since a lot of them are purple. Nice t o have some substitute for trees, too.

49. Even fairies tend to enjoy the game of baseball in their neck of the woods.

I don't know about you, but a field in this shape wouldn't be used for baseball games. But fairies have wings so it's all good.

I don’t know about you, but a field in this shape wouldn’t be used for baseball games. But fairies have wings so it’s all good.

50. In this tree stump, you will find a beautiful miniature garden with everything fairies would want.

Strange how stumps tend to be taken out of their respective places whenever a tree gets cut down. Little did they know that you can make a little mini garden like this. I mean look at all the pretty flowers.

Strange how stumps tend to be taken out of their respective places whenever a tree gets cut down. Little did they know that you can make a little mini garden like this. I mean look at all the pretty flowers.

51. In mini gardens, there’s nothing that brings in the country spirit such as being down on the farm.

Now I'm sure it may not grow actual crops because farming is a bit more complicated. But it's nevertheless adorable and less laden with pesticides.

Now I’m sure it may not grow actual crops because farming is a bit more complicated. But it’s nevertheless adorable and less laden with pesticides.

52. Not all miniature gardens have to be forest oriented. This one creates a desert paradise in a flower pot.

Of course, this uses a lot of desert plants so whether this is a desert garden is any guess. But I'm not sure if I'd lay a finger on it because the plants mostly consist of cacti.

Of course, this uses a lot of desert plants so whether this is a desert garden is any guess. But I’m not sure if I’d lay a finger on it because the plants mostly consist of cacti.

53. In a flower and garden shop, a large fairy garden is a great marketing strategy.

Of course, this mini garden should make it clear to everyone that it can become an expensive hobby. Still, love the flowers and stream in this.

Of course, this mini garden should make it clear to everyone that it can become an expensive hobby. Still, love the flowers and stream in this.

54. If it weren’t for the pot, you would’ve thought this was an actual rocky landscape with a small pond.

Now I'm sure this set up didn't really costs much, especially with the rocks which you can find anywhere. But it does seem like a piece of nature, does it?

Now I’m sure this set up didn’t really costs much, especially with the rocks which you can find anywhere. But it does seem like a piece of nature, does it?

55. A church in a garden like this has its own garden of Eden.

I'm sure any Christian fairies will certainly worship in that church. Love the flowers on this and how they tower the church and steeple.

I’m sure any Christian fairies will certainly worship in that church. Love the flowers on this and how they tower the church and steeple. Kind of reminds you of Hawaii.

56. A desert gnome knows only peace and solace in his trailer home.

And it even has one of those tacky flamingo lawn ornaments. Then again, the gnome may just be an ornament, too. But I do love the desert scenery.

And it even has one of those tacky flamingo lawn ornaments. Then again, the gnome may just be an ornament, too. But I do love the desert scenery.

57. In mini gardens a plant would look just as fine in dirt as surrounded by sand.

Like how the sand seems so evenly raked like I'd never see at a golf course. Like the little plants in it, too.

Like how the sand seems so evenly raked like I’d never see at a golf course. Like the little plants in it, too.

58. Of course, what mini garden would be without its own water mill?

Funny how grass can grow so high even thought this tray is about as thick as some flat table displays. Guess mini garden plants tend to have very tiny roots.

Funny how grass can grow so high even thought this tray is about as thick as some flat table displays. Guess mini garden plants tend to have very tiny roots.

59. Of course, if you live near a river, you’ll always have to have a canoe.

Now with the forest background, it almost looks like a house near a river. Well, if you take out the wooden box.

Now with the forest background, it almost looks like a house near a river. Well, if you take out the wooden box. Still, adorable.

60. When your kids grow up, they may not need their rusty red wagon. So use it to plant your miniature garden paradise.

Now this garden has so much going for it. I mean it has birdhouses, a wooden house, and glass toadstools. Oh, and the flowers are so beautiful, too.

Now this garden has so much going for it. I mean it has birdhouses, a wooden house, and glass toadstools. Oh, and the flowers are so beautiful, too.

61. What makes a better seaside garden than one of a desert coast?

Didn't think you'd see cacti on the beach would you? By the way, I'm sure the seashells were real. Like the sand castle though.

Didn’t think you’d see cacti on the beach would you? By the way, I’m sure the seashells were real. Like the sand castle though.

62. With the right furniture and creativity, you can create a little miniature patio for your mini garden.

I'm sure this is set in somebody's yard since the porch seems to have some colored stones encased in concrete. But I love how everything seems to go together here.

I’m sure this is set in somebody’s yard since the porch seems to have some colored stones encased in concrete. But I love how everything seems to go together here.

63. Though many miniature gardens tend to have tiny flowers, this doesn’t always have to be the case.

Now this garden contains a lot of flowers you'd see in any regular garden during the summer. Yet, it's considered as such because of the two little lawn chairs and that it's in a pot.

Now this garden contains a lot of flowers you’d see in any regular garden during the summer. Yet, it’s considered as such because of the two little lawn chairs and that it’s in a pot.

64. Now this desert seems as if it’s in an almost natural state in its own flower pot.

Seems to have a lot of cacti for a desert. But I'm sure you'll never get a desert sunset with this one. Still, it's quite beautiful to say the least.

Seems to have a lot of cacti for a desert. But I’m sure you’ll never get a desert sunset with this one. Still, it’s quite beautiful to say the least.

65. Nothing would make the rich fairy an envy of everyone than a little mini garden mansion.

Kind of reminds me of a fairy garden murder mystery mansion. Really wouldn't want to get inside. But I really like the landscaping on this.

Kind of reminds me of a fairy garden murder mystery mansion. Really wouldn’t want to get inside. But I really like the landscaping on this.

66. Miniature gardens usually tend to be easy to carry, especially if they were created from a suitcase.

You might not want to take this to an airport. I mean the TSA wouldn't take many precautions upon inspection. But it's a cute little world you can carry around.

You might not want to take this to an airport. I mean the TSA wouldn’t take many precautions upon inspection. But it’s a cute little world you can carry around.

67. While many miniature gardens usually contain flowers, this one specializes in vegetables.

Okay, they may not be real veggies. Nor are they edible by any means. But still, it's a pretty cute scene nevertheless. Hope it has a container though.

Okay, they may not be real veggies. Nor are they edible by any means. But still, it’s a pretty cute scene nevertheless. Hope it has a container though.

68. Under the ivy covered canopy, you will find a fairy park where they frolic.

Now I think this is put on some garden bench since I can see legs below the planter. Nevertheless, it's quite pretty and I like the ivy on this.

Now I think this is put on some garden bench since I can see legs below the planter. Nevertheless, it’s quite pretty and I like the ivy on this.

69. Nothing makes a rustic patio look idyllic than wooden furniture, especially in fairy gardens.

Now the furniture really goes well with the path and the bonsai. Of course, the vines are painted by the way. But I'm not sure if it makes any difference.

Now the furniture really goes well with the path and the bonsai. Of course, the vines are painted by the way. But I’m not sure if it makes any difference.

70. Any Tolkein fan would find a miniature garden of Bag End would be almost a dream come true.

I'm sure that a die hard Middle Earth fan had too much time on their hands. Still, I'm sure this miniature Bag End is tended by no other than a miniature Samwise Gamgee.

I’m sure that a die hard Middle Earth fan had too much time on their hands. Still, I’m sure this miniature Bag End is tended by no other than a miniature Samwise Gamgee.

71. For Christmas, celebrate the birth of Christ with this miniature garden nativity scene.

Of course, the figures were probably taken from an actual nativity set. But these gardens can stay indoors and last all year long. So you might as well put a nativity scene in there.

Of course, the figures were probably taken from an actual nativity set. But these gardens can stay indoors and last all year long. So you might as well put a nativity scene in there.

72. This wooden church seems to have its gates near the rocky shore.

Now this seems like a lovely atmosphere to have a church, especially a wooden one. Love the little gate near the shore. Probably based on some rocky New England coastline.

Now this seems like a lovely atmosphere to have a church, especially a wooden one. Love the little gate near the shore. Probably based on some rocky New England coastline.

73. Nothing makes the ideal fairy town more than having it at the base of a tree.

Now I'm sure the fairies will get plenty of shade under that tree. Yet, even this sturdy tree couldn't completely shield them from the elements of nature.

Now I’m sure the fairies will get plenty of shade under that tree. Yet, even this sturdy tree couldn’t completely shield them from the elements of nature.

74. A little house always tends to be shadowed by large trees, even in mini gardens like this one.

Now this is from a broken flower pot in which the plants inside surrounding the house represent towering conifer trees. Hope the rock doesn't do anything though.

Now this is from a broken flower pot in which the plants inside surrounding the house represent towering conifer trees. Hope the rock doesn’t do anything though.

75. If you want a garden easy to carry, then perhaps you should plant it in a basket.

Love the little swing on the basket handle as well as the flowers. Still, you have to like the wooden twig and branch chair, too.

Love the little swing on the basket handle as well as the flowers. Still, you have to like the wooden twig and branch chair, too.

76. You can create a whole world of nature from a very large teacup.

This bonsai really goes well with the small lupin plants if I stand corrected. Still, I think the little bench and coffee table is simply charming.

This bonsai really goes well with the small lupin plants if I stand corrected. Still, I think the little bench and coffee table is simply charming.

77. Even in a small gravel garden, it’s best to put a birdbath as a centerpiece.

Let's hope the little birdies wanting to wash up don't shit in this birdbath. Like the bench and sundial though.

Let’s hope the little birdies wanting to wash up don’t shit in this birdbath. Like the bench and sundial though.

78. Sometimes you can put patio furniture in a miniature garden you can only wish to put in your regular patch.

Now this patio furniture seems too finely painted for anyone to want to have in your outdoor patio. I mean there's a chance that rain might wash out the lovely craftsmanship. Still, this is a quite beautiful garden in these flower pots.

Now this patio furniture seems too finely painted for anyone to want to have in your outdoor patio. I mean there’s a chance that rain might wash out the lovely craftsmanship. Still, this is a quite beautiful garden in these flower pots.

79. A few statues in a garden can really enhance it beauty in many ways.

Now this one gives the impression that ruins are in the midst. Love how the bonsai really brings in the vibrancy of this. Not to mention, some of the plants, too.

Now this one gives the impression that ruins are in the midst. Love how the bonsai really brings in the vibrancy of this. Not to mention, some of the plants, too.

80. In a garden shop like this, you might as well have a large mini garden village.

Now I'm sure this isn't the whole mini garden as some of it is cut from the photo. But you can see how elaborate these mini gardens can really get.

Now I’m sure this isn’t the whole mini garden as some of it is cut from the photo. But you can see how elaborate these mini gardens can really get.