Over the years the gnome garden has had a few different homes.
Sinkville was created in 2016 and it went through several changes, got dismantled and ended up in several different places.
The old sink was placed under one of the plant tables and forgotten about. But this year is has been pulled out, a layer of landscape fabric to cover the hole where the drain used to be, and filled with dirt and is ready for a new start.
The little gnomes and other bits got repainted over the winter. And after a good spray of fixative they are ready to be reassembled and Sinkville is coming back to life.
A couple of pieces of branches/logs became little houses and the door and windows were glued on. Then they were pushed into the soil.
Other little bits and pieces were set up and a few small plants were added. In the photo above I used a rock to set the bistro set on, but as you can see it wasn’t flat enough and the chairs kept tipping over.
I found a square plant pot holder (turned upside down) to use and it works perfectly.
Next was to find a spot in the garden for it. I didn’t want it in the full sun so opted for a place in the front garden.
I picked a spot in the front garden close to the edge of the patio. Growing all around are hosta, bleeding heart and lily of the valley. Right now most are just poking through the ground.
You never know what small treasures I’ll find on our walks to add to this garden area.
I’m sharing Sinkville with Mosaic Monday.
Lots of garden whimsy.