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Old 08-23-2015, 04:28 AM
 
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not a hippo but a pile of stones. I love stones.

Same here. I have a small "boulder garden" with small solar-light squares in and around it (but no photo). Similar to yours, but in the grass. I'm a rock person, too.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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My better ornaments have to be displayed in the back yard because a couple have been stolen from the front garden. One was a large playful elephant that I loved and it disappeared. I do think I'm going to work on a rock display starting next year on one end of the beds.

In back I have a couple of Buddhas with other Asian little decorations. Along the section that's against the house I have sun plaques on the walls and lizards on the walls farther down by the deck.

I love garden statues.

I know two people who have had their gazing balls stolen from their front yards. Plus some whose prized pieces of petrified wood have disappeared, too. The really attractive and unusual garden ornaments are probably best in the back yard. My favorite garden ornaments are colorful and unusual rocks and petrified wood.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I love water features, rocks too and like to build cairns. Here's my garden decorations:

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Old 08-23-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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Jean, it's straight out of BH&G. Lush.

Rock person here too. Everywhere I go I liberate rocks. You can't stop me.

They redid the street in front of our house two summers ago and everyone on the block hit the bonanza. Some of us got boulders. It was a good deal as they charge a small fortune for them at landscaping businesses.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks it's tiny garden, but I love it and my plants. We will eventually sell here and permanently move to FL, but I plan on taking some of my rocks.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Thanks it's tiny garden, but I love it and my plants. We will eventually sell here and permanently move to FL, but I plan on taking some of my rocks.
hey, jean_ji-what's that thing in the bottom left photo? Looks kind of like a hedgehog or something?
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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These statues are really heavy, a couple hundred lbs ...

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Old 08-23-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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hey, jean_ji-what's that thing in the bottom left photo? Looks kind of like a hedgehog or something?
It is a hedge hog I found at garden place in NJ over twenty years ago, he's showing his age even though I put him in the garage over winter. I got one for my Dad, another garden lover, and shipped it to him in IN. I saw it this summer hanging out under an azalea bush.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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so happy to see others have favorite do dads and such in the garden. It's easy to get carried away. I stopped purchasing such things about 10 years ago but if a special sculpture or art work jumps me...I'm going after it.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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I have a metal rooster and some ceramic turtles, but the neatest things to see in my yard are the toads. We built a tiny pond in the front yard, and the toads had tadpoles in it, so my yard is full of adorable little toads. Here are some hiding out in a pot of prickly pear.
How cute are they! I thought you were going to say you had little hedgehogs.

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Does a mosaic gazing ball count? I have one.
Of course that counts! They're so pretty. The one stolen from daughter's back yard glowed at night. Guess it was irresistible to the thief.

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My better ornaments have to be displayed in the back yard because a couple have been stolen from the front garden. One was a large playful elephant that I loved and it disappeared. I do think I'm going to work on a rock display starting next year on one end of the beds.

My sister had a statue of The Weeping Angel in her front flower bed to commemorate a grandson who died young. Yep, stolen. That thing must have weighed 150 pounds.

In back I have a couple of Buddhas with other Asian little decorations. Along the section that's against the house I have sun plaques on the walls and lizards on the walls farther down by the deck. I love garden statues.
Your yard sounds like mine. I have Asian, Ancient Greece, Tropical, Seaside, Southwest, and Mexican garden ornaments. They all have their own niche. No single theme for me!


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so happy to see others have favorite do dads and such in the garden. It's easy to get carried away. I stopped purchasing such things about 10 years ago but if a special sculpture or art work jumps me...I'm going after it.
Same here, but I've never passed up a garden goodie at a garage sale if it speaks to me!
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