A few "new" thrifted ceramic mushrooms in the garden this year. The matching pair are salt and pepper shakers, and the other two held talcum powder at one time, I think.
A cement one from a garage sale and the ones the boys and I made together a several years ago.
Will have to make a note to revamp this garden bed in the fall, taking out most or all of the lily of the valley but for now, I'm loving the mix of lush green textures right beside the front door of the lily of the valley, lupine, hops, valerian, and lilies, along with trollius, lady's mantle, creeping jenny, white bleeding heart, and columbines, just outside the picture above. There is a stubborn burdock that pops up somewhere in the middle there, adding another leafy shape to the mix but that I never allow to get very big before picking off the top at ground level. Their roots can get up to a meter long, so I suspect it will keep coming back as it has plenty of reserves in its taproot, and I just don't feel like digging it all the way out!
Two chicks that weren't growing well were put in "sick bay", which consisted of staying in a straw-lined rubbermaid container in the house at night, drinking cream alternated with their water, being fed carpenter ants found in and around the house, and access to fresh air and food outside in the garden bed by the front door a full week or so before their counterparts were allowed out of the coop and their chicken yard. They liked to hide under the mushrooms in the garden during the warmest part of the day.
After they moved back to the coop with the others, this little red hatted guy joined the other gnome who's been living in our garden for a few years now. They tend to wander the garden freely, showing up in different spots from time to time. You can barely see them amongst the overgrown lily of the valley now unless you get right down there and peek between the leaves. The're maybe only a couple inches tall after all.