Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Craziest Garden Ornaments for Spring 2017


So we made our first foray to my favourite local nursery a week or so ago, and some of this year's collection of garden ornaments were literally out of this world!


Silver alien anyone?


And how about this giant squirrel? 

We put Piper in the picture so you could get a proper sense of scale.  Poor Piper was not impressed. The dog who routinely chases squirrels down the length of our backyard fence was afraid–very afraid!


I am so done with winter! Sorry Mr. Penguin, even your discounted price won't tempt me!


Jurassic Park is not a common theme for most Canadian gardens, but then maybe I have just missed all the fine examples.


What's the best thing to do if you see a Raptor in a garden? Pray it doesn't see you!


What the heck is this creature? Is it a rabbit or maybe a deer? And get a load of the cross-eyed gnome in the crazy leopard print. The gnome in blue is just rolling his eyes.


A bear-hug of a seat anyone?


When this statue caught a glimpse of it's $400 price tag in a mirror. It started screaming 
and hasn't stopped!


And if space aliens, reptiles and furry critters aren't your kind of thing, maybe you prefer a little 
love in the garden? Myself, I'm blushing!


All these garden ornaments and many more can be found at Humber Nursery in Brampton.

18 comments:

  1. Yes! We were just there and did a photo shoot with most of these! But you missed the Garden Gnome holding a "Go Away" sign. Humber Nurseries is the best field trip!

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    1. I did miss the gnome with the sign! Darn! LOL I agree that Humber Nursery is a great field trip and the wacky ornaments are always good for a laugh. There is just one drawback. I always come home a lot poorer!

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  2. WOW scary! I wouldn't even have them in my garden if they were giving them away. They would scare the flowers.

    Have a great weekend.

    Mary

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    1. I always remind myself that someone must buy them... someone with lots of money. The Big Foot was $5000! Hope you have a nice weekend too Mary!

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  3. Not my cup of tea, but they were fun to look at. I prefer the flowers and plants to be the centerpieces of the garden. If someone liked the figure of the young man and woman embracing, they should definitely get it for their garden. Who knows, in a matter of just a few years they may find that the young man and woman figures will go forth and multiply and create a whole family of baby and child figures for the garden. They may also need to add a cabbage patch and/or a stork or two to their garden for maximum population increase.

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    1. You have me laughing at the thought!

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  4. Well.
    I am.
    For once.
    Speechless.
    My face looks like Piper's right now.

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    1. Glad you're well Ruth. Bet your looking forward to the end of the school year and a well deserved break.

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  5. I empathize with Piper, fascinated but definitely not buying and a bit scared.

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    1. We have a bird feeder on the back porch and Piper has commandeered a chair just so he can watch the squirrels. When he spies one, he goes crazy and starts jumping up and down in "his" chair like a lunatic. He didn't know what to make of the giant squirrel and I doubt he would be up for buying it either.

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  6. Rabbit with antlers is a jackalope (at least that is what we call them in Idaho)

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    1. Interesting. I'm going to have to Google "jackalope".

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  7. Interesting, but...
    What a good sport Piper is!!!
    My little guy would be scared to death!

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  8. Jennifer, I was laughing out loud looking at these garden 'structures', oh my! I don't know if I could get used to seeing some of these giant reptiles and/or Bigfoot prowling through my hosta patch, like Piper, I would be terrified. I agree with Mary, the rabbit with horns is called a jackalope. The first one I ever saw was in South Dakota at Wall Drug and to the best of my knowledge, they are not real, ha!

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  9. I suppose the first one is cheaper than an alarm system. Good gravy what a fright. Thanks for the smile.

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  10. Oh dear, these all are really quite dreadful...interesting, but dreadful.

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    1. Love in the garden sounds and looks nice - it would be my choice :)

      I thought few times about getting a dog sculpture for Wilson to adore, but I guess he would use it as a toilet ;)

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