Friday, August 03, 2007

Just like Adam and Eve

Dear Amy: You answered a letter from a "naturist" in your column and made some disparaging comments about gardening in the buff. Actually, Amy, nude gardening is an extremely enjoyable exercise, something my wife and I have been doing for more than 50 years. There is a formal "World Naked Gardening Day" each year in the first part of May. Our garden is beautiful.

A Happy Gardener, Richmond, Calif.

Dear Gardener: Responding to this letter, I made a comment about nude gardening and hedge trimmers. Based on the responses to this letter, however, many people enjoy nude gardening, despite what I perceive as its obvious risks.

And I thought I was doing something gardening in my jammies! I wonder if I started a "World Pajama Gardening Day" would others join me? The next World Naked Gardening Day (co-founded by Mark Storey, the gentleman in the picture) is May 3, 2008. I know I'm marking my calendar! :-)

Thanks Kim and Bella for the tip about today's Ask Amy column.


Bella Stander said...

Apparently Mark Storey doesn't garden where there are deer flies, else he'd be putting it all on instead of taking it all off. I used to wear long sleeves and a veiled turkey-hunter's cap when I worked outside in spring in the Northeast.

I just hope for the neighbors' sake that Storey bends at the knees, not the waist, when he pulls weeds.

Maryann said...

Hmm! My own garden is very small, but even so, I don't think my neighbors would appreciate my wiggles and jiggles as I weed, water, or watch my little blooms grow.

Carleen Brice said...

Geez, forget about the neighbors. My hands and feet get rough and scratched if I work without gloves and sneakers. I don't want any of the rest of me ending up like that! But it does give Crabtree & Evelyn room for new products for their Gardener's line. :-)