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Gnome Dome addition!

Category: Garden Personality project | Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:06 pm

My sister gave me a blue glass bowl weeks ago. Well, this morning I happen to look over at it taking up space on the counter and thought "Wow, that would be beautiful outside!" So I took it out and looked around.

I then saw an old reptile cage that I had put outside a while back because it was so big it was just in the way. I was ,at one point, use it for a bird or two. I grabbed the cage in one hand and the bowl in the other and took of to the Gnome Dome.

I put everything down and looked around at what I had to play with ( totally broke at the moment so everything had to be what I already had). I turned the cage upside down. It has one of those pull out trays for clean up. I turn the pullout tray upside down and slide it back into the cage.

I took some black thick plastic I had and cut it to size and laid it in the bottom of the cage. I poked a few holes in it and filled with dirt.I then took my Honeysuckle , that just wants to climb and not be the hanging plant I wanted, and planted it inside the cage and started the training of it. I cut small holes in the cage so I could stick my hand in and easily train the honeysuckle as it grows.

I then took one of my plants, that had been in that exact space until now, and broke it apart (its leaves will sprout roots, so no worries). I then planted it around the edges of the pull out tray. I added rocks from the lane and some of my garden freinds wanted to join the new addition. Four of my Garden Gnome friends (the four that tried taking off with my Froggie rain gage) and Jimmy the Crickett have found their way to the top now!

Heres the pics of my new bird bath.

Not pretty to look at yet, but soon!


the top

from the front

from the back


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dooley wrote on Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:38 pm:

That little gnome looks friendly and he's waving, but can you trust him. Dooley


eileen wrote on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:19 pm:

Denee you are fantastic!! I would never have thought of utilising a reptile cage in that way. I just know it's going to look lovely once all the plants have established themselves and grown to cover the mesh. You have a wonderful imagination and you certainly know how to make your garden look great!!


jubabe296 wrote on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:49 pm:

Denee that is a wonderful idea!!! It will look sooooo good when it is all filled in!! I like the cute little gnome, but watch out for them you already know they are sneaky little fellows!!LOL!


Gardenstew wrote on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:51 pm:

That glass bowl looks great Denee, love the blue! You are one imaginative lady :D I'd give it 1 to 2 days max before those gnome start to make off with it lol.


Pinkiered wrote on Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:05 pm:

Yeah the one gnome on the left, just has that look in his eye, like he is waiting for me to leave so he can cart something off! LOL

Thanks everyone! Its my first and was worried it looked....well,... like it was my first! LOL

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