Faerie Garden or Gnome Man’s Land? #Wordless Wednesday

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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75 Responses to Faerie Garden or Gnome Man’s Land? #Wordless Wednesday

  1. J P says:

    I loved the title. These scenes make me wonder – did you see a stash of Keebler cookies anywhere nearby? 🙂

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  2. Laurie says:

    So cute! On a bike path near our house, there is a faerie garden in the woods, complete with little fairy houses like the ones you show in your photo. It’s a good point to stop and take a breather to look around while I’m running! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That sounds cute too Laurie – a perfect spot to stop for a breather. A fellow blogger just did a post about an event in a wooded area where they have various life-sized faerie garden displays throughout the woods. I told her I was going to show this dish garden at the Botanical Gardens for a post and it was on a very small scale. The dish garden is only about two feet in diameter and sits on the ground.

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  3. Anne says:

    Very clever title.

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  4. Enchanting! Love all the little details and the different mosses and tiny ferns. The little mushrooms, the gnomes and the empty boots, the little blue wheelbarrow, and the tiny birdcages. They sure got a lot into one little fairy garden!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked it Barbara! I knew you’d get a kick out of it and it’s so tiny compared to the faerie gardens you photographed in your recent post. I liked all the little details too and is not big at all, maybe two feet in diameter if that and it sits on the ground within the Conservatory of the Botanical Gardens. It is gone for the Winter now – they had cleared about 90% of the plants away when I visited there on Halloween. They overwinter at various volunteers and Board members’ homes is what I was told a few years back.

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  5. bekitschig says:

    Hi Linda, I was looking forward to this! Great title as well 😉

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………….definitely a Gnome Man’s land!……………………..you have a great imagination for creating stories

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  7. Rebecca says:

    I enjoy the imagination that goes into these. I was inspired by one that we see at a butterfly garden near where we live and made a small version of a gnome garden in a decorative bird bath on my back porch. My granddaughter enjoyed helping me set it up.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Me too Rebecca – it was very creative and this dish garden is about the same diameter as a bird bath, but it sits on the floor at the Taylor Botanical Gardens. I used to subscribe to “Birds & Blooms” magazine and they had step-by-step directions for creating a faerie garden from a birdbath and it was very clever. That’s a nice addition to your backyard.

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  8. Joni says:

    I don’t usually like gnomes, but in this setting they are very cute! Love the title too!

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  9. I love your title! The little garden is fun to look at. I wonder if I could manage a two-foot space.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Anne – I was aiming to try and be as creative as the garden. I think you could put it on your deck. I remember you said your deck has the hummingbird feeder and I think I remember a post where David rescued a birdbath mister before a bad storm. You could make a faerie garden in a birdbath. I saw directions one time to use a cement birdbath that was cracked and repurpose it. This garden was only two feet in diameter and was on the ground at the Botanical Gardens. I thought it looked fun too!

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  10. How cute! Didn’t you have one in your yard too?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I thought it was cute too … I don’t have one of these in my yard, but thought I’d like to make on when I’m retired and have some time to play. I used to subscribe to “Birds and Blooms” and now just follow on Facebook and they had a DIY faerie garden using a birdbath, specifically a cracked cement birdbath to repurpose it. It was very cute. A few weeks ago a fellow blogger did a post on a wooded area where there are faerie garden displays – some are very elaborate. I bet you would have fun doing this and you could do it with the grandkids:
      https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/1261713/posts/3634132782

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  11. Eilene Lyon says:

    I love your clever title! The garden is so cute, obviously a labor of love. Projects like that shared with the world make it a much brighter, happier place.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Eilene – I thought I’d try to be creative like the little garden. I thought it was cute too. It is at the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park and it thrives in a little corner on the floor by itself. You’re right – the world needs more joy, simple joys like this.

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    Good pun. Fairy gardens are popular and add a bit of whimsy to the world. What’s not to love?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you – I was trying to be creative like the garden. I think they are very cute too Ally. I was impressed with the woodsy event with all the fairy gardens in Barbara’s recent post.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I’ve never seen anything like that before Tom … thank you for sending it. Like a few other bloggers, I thought all that was going on behind closed doors was the baking of Keebler cookies. 🙂

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      • I don’t know if you realized it or not, but those 3 “Gnomes” are actually the band members of the rock group called Rush. This clip was what they used (i.e., displayed) during an intermission period during some of their concerts. All 3, by the way, are from Canada. Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist, is now deceased.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        No, I didn’t know that Tom; that sailed right over my head. I knew of the group Rush and I did know they were Canadian. The song I remember the most was “Fly by Night”. Were you at a concert where they played the video?

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  13. Relaxing to imagine oneself on that island. When I was a kid, I wanted to live in a mushroom like the “Smurfs.”
    Witty blog title Linda!

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  14. I think those little gnome homes are so darn cute. You found a fun one to capture!!

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  15. Amorina Rose says:

    I wish I had a garden so I could create my own little wonderland.

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  16. Prior... says:

    Perfect title (and Keebler peeves must be hanging out in there)

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  17. clarejk2014 says:

    Very cute. A perfect home for gnomes. 🙂

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  18. cheriewhite says:

    Oh, I love your garden “Gnome Mans’ Land!” The little houses are absolutely gorgeous! You just gave me ideas for my garden next spring! ❤

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