Saturday, March 1, 2014

Woman Gardening

OK, it is March 1st and we are beginning to feel a little spring time in the air. So, this is going to be "Gardening" week here at OPOD. We start with this picture from 1944 showing a woman getting her garden going in New York.

So, how many of you plan on planting a garden this year. I hope many of you will get out and get one going!


  1. Hurray for garden week! With still a foot of snow on the ground here in MI, (with more coming) we need some inspiration.
    We plant a vegetable garden (40' x 60') with tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, beans, watermelon, etc. Last year I was adamant about my kids hoeing frequently since the weeds got ahead of us the year before. Hoeing in the warm sunshine sounds good right now.....hurry spring!
    -Anne K.

  2. We plant a garden every year. Last year most of the stuff did well, except the green beans which the deer ate. Our outdoor dog died, hence the deer problem. I use pepper spray and that works as long as it doesn't rain when I am out of town.

    That lady is dressed mighty nice for garden work. Both she and her garden are pretty.

  3. I guess if we could ask her, she might say this was her "Victory Garden!"

  4. It's so nice to get out in the garden ..spring is a great time of year.

    Looking forward to this weeks pictures

    All the best Jan

  5. Since the war didn't end until 1945, it's pretty certain that this was a Victory Garden. Unless they worked in factories (Rosie the Riveter) women didn't wear slacks. The only time I ever remember my mom wearing them was when she took an exercise class in the mid-50s, never to be seen again. Gardening, scrubbing the floor, all done in a housedress.

    There were no "tennis shoes"; I don't think they'd been "invented" then, to begin with, but rubber would have gone to the War Effort, in any case, so women wore Oxfords or even saddle shoes, with dress shoes for worship.


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