Do you ever wonder where the Garden Gnome got started?
I read that these figurines originated in 19th-century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerge (garden dwarfs).
The application of the term gnome in English is first attested in the 1930s.
Garden statuary has been common in Europe at least since the Renaissance. Among the figures depicted were gobbi (Italian for dwarfs or hunchbacks)
Trudy kind of matches the color of her gnome.
Do you have a gnome in your garden?
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