The Differences Between Garden Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls

"Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome" StatueOf the various types of resin garden statues available, few are better known than the iconic garden gnomes. These happy, little bearded guys always make for a cheerful addition to the backyard (except perhaps the Zombie Gnombie), and are easy, excellent little statues to add to any garden. Although there are also other sculptures of magical little beings, the statue in question isn't really a "garden gnome" unless it sports a colorful little cap, and has a beard (in the case of male gnomes). Although typical gnomes like Handstand Henry wear simple yet colorful clothing, Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome shows that some gnomes follow their own set of rules.

Garden fairies can be recognized and easily separated from gnomes by their much more delicate appearance. All appear to have wings, are females, wear natural or rather angelic clothing, and are more likely to play tricks on people than the hard-working gnome. The beautiful Celtic Fairy's Perilous Perch Garden Statue exhibits all of these characteristics but Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statue is a reminder that fairies also have a tough, more dangerous side that should always be respected.

As far as trolls go, garden statuary depictions of those typically solitary creatures are far and few between. Nevertheless, Theodor, the Garden Troll Sculpture captures the odd and intriguing essence of these intelligent garden creatures with realistic colors and fine details.

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