Monday, March 3, 2014

Girl Gardening

I love this picture from 1943 of a girl getting ready to work in her garden. I love the big smile on her face. Have you ever noticed that Gardeners tend to be happy people? Now, here is the question . . . is it that gardening makes people happy, or is it that happy people tend to garden?


  1. When I was younger and could get around more, I did a lot of gardening. I was able to lose myself in what I was doing. Other things didn't matter, I was just engrossed in my garden.
    It was a wonder how thing grew from one day to the next. One day there were no flower on the plant, and the next day all kinds of blossoms.
    It was a sad day when I would find bugs on different items and I would have to pick them off (didn't use spray at all, all organic).
    The non-fun work began when the harvest started. The canning was endless, but there was a pride in see how many preserves there were at the end of the year.

  2. I have tried a garden every year since I moved to my current location -- I have tried indoors, outdoors, raised beds, etc. -- and have concluded I simply do not have a green thumb. Of course, that won't stop me from trying yet again this year. However, it is very aggravating to see that after we got about 10 sprinkles of rain the night before last, as I was walking a dog down the drive yesterday, the weeds suddenly appeared on the drive. I guess I just need a list of edible weeds. Jan

  3. I love to garden!!!! I can't wait to get back out there in the dirt! Alas, there is not much spring in the air here in Ohio, but I have hope...and so do the snowdrops and aconites that are struggling up through the frozenness (is that a word?)
    Beautiful picture!
    I think gardening and happiness is a not-so-vicious cycle. Gardening, for me, definitely breeds gratitude.

    1. I can relate to this love of gardening . . . and this year? there is such a word as 'frozenness'

  4. I love to garden!
    Perhaps gardening is pleasing to the soul because life began in a garden.

  5. She does look happy ... but gardening is up lifting !

    All the best Jan

  6. I come from a family of gardeners. I did volunteer work for a 4H garden project and for my service they gave me a garden plot. One year I planted 14 different varieties of sunflowers, starting from the shortest in front to tallest in back. The different colors of blooms were just stunning to behold.

  7. I am so sick of this winter, the garden will be a welcome activity. I can't wait to have fresh sliced tomatoes on a sandwich and in a salad.

  8. I think living close to nature makes for happy people, and gardening is living close to nature.


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