For more than one hundred years, gmes have served as protectors of gardens, enabling owners to relax in the comfort of their personal outdoor settings. Recently, gmes have moved from traditional representations of European lore to the objects of adoration in pop culture, which has thoroughly embraced the familiar images of the little bearded men with pointed hats. Now, we will bring this serene, kitschy image to the desktop, countertop, tabletop, and everywhere in between. Gme and Garden will be an office desktop decoration, bringing the home garden to the workplace or home. The kit will include a miniature, traditionally designed garden gme, a miniature lawn setting, flowers, and The Garden Gme Book, providing a condensed illustrated celebration of these whimsical creatures, including: The History of the Garden Gme - from nineteenth-century Europe to today. The Symbolism of the Garden Gme - an analysis of the cultural reasons behind placing gme statues within gardens. For example, garden gmes are held as symbols of luck, hope, and goodwill. In the English tradition, gmes serve as guardians against forces of evil. The Garden Gme in Pop Culture
Marcus B. Mennes lives aboard a houseboat in Seattle, Washington. There is a small garden at the marina where his gnome Pheromone keeps an eye on things.