Gnome Management in the Garden

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An evening pause: On this date why not some silliness?

Hat tip Diane Zimmerman



  • danae

    Omigosh, there were two of these things in our fern garden last fall!

    Defoliating trees! I’ve never heard their chatter before, but if it could be recorded and played back at slow speed, we might be able to determine what else they plan to do!

    Thanks for these tips on gnome control!

  • I would have liked to have seen more explanation of the gnomenclature to aid in identifying the various species. I also wonder how effective statues of the Virgin Mary are in gnome control.

  • wodun

    Best not to let them get a foothold outside because then they start working their way in the house and then you can kiss your underwear goodbye.

  • Tom Biggar

    If I had submitted that I would have used a gnome de plume.

  • PeterF

    Thankfully the English variety are not as industrious as the Alaskan breed, (Originally discovered near Nome). There is some speculation that the Alaskan variety have interbred with the northern Sinterclaus elves…

  • pzatchok

    I have a far more vigorous for of control.

    PUULLL!!!!!!!! BOOOOMMMM!!!!

  • So Gnome control is similar to gun control? – Breath out, hold, front site, squeeze…

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