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(Zone 7a)


December 3, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9348721

There are a total of 104 votes:


Old clothes with stains, rips and mismatched colors.
(41 votes, 39%)
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I have a few sets of old clothes that are only for the garden.
(35 votes, 33%)
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No stains or worn and torn clothes for me.
(3 votes, 2%)
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Straw hat, pearls, pristine white gardening gloves.
(1 votes, 0%)
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Is there something wrong with gardening in pajamas?
(10 votes, 9%)
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Other? (tell us!)
(14 votes, 13%)
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Previous PollsA big thanks to member 'pirl' for suggesting this topic.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9348732

I scored about 30+ FREE T-shirts in varying sizes last year. Pulled all the ones that were my size, and that's the garden uniform! Add the jean shorts, or pants, and the duck shoes, and we are outfitted to a "T"!

Hugs

Uh, I could've voted for the PJs, too. Love my morning coffee in the yard, in whatever came out of the bed!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 3, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9348768

Voted old clothes here but I can see anything wrong with PJs either. Both are more than comfortable.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9348838

Old clothes, same ones I wear to work at the kennel. I'm either covered with dirt or slobber, lol.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9348851

ME ALSO I'm always with the old teniees or boots a pair of worn jeans it works if it's comfy. oh yeah!!! I would wear nothing but my sandals or slippers as hot as it's been only people can see me in the garden I have neighbors I do not want to insult , besides I might burn something tender so I guess that's out...
womanonamission
Homewood, IL

December 3, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9348873

Depends on task. If lots of digging or using powered tools, jeans, short-sleeved shirt and steel-toed boots. If weeding, planting or lite tasks, then I dress for comfort, yoga pants, t-shirt & designated gardening sneakers. Always wear a baseball cap, since I tend to get skeeter bites on my head.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

December 3, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9348880

I do not get skeeter bites so much as gnat bites. Long pants and 3/4 length sleeves mostly nd a head rag with a cap or hat to keep in down on my ears. We have a tiny biting nat that just loves my ears and elbows. Luciee {;^)
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9348932

I wear stained khakis or old cargo shorts , really old tees, and flip flops, shoes for digging. Holly on the other hand wears older but nicer long slacks, long tees, and tennies or flip flops. Ric

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 3, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9348952

Other- since all of the above apply plus a few others like swimsuits and church clothes, sigh, they all get to be comfy clothes sooner or later...

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9349166

my favorite summertime gardening attire is a long rayon dress that goes almost to my ankles, a wide-brimmed hat, tom's canvas slip-ons, sunscreen and atlas 370 gloves.
of course, pajamas are always in vogue any other time of year.
ah, there's the fashion queen now...lolrof

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

December 3, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9349210

Comfortable clothes and shoes would be my choice.
Does not matter what they look like---old, stained etc.
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 3, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9349213

Other: Top hat, pearls, pristine white gloves, Kevlar vest, and bare feet (unless it's summertime--then snow boots).
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
8:45 PM

Post #9349216

I wear old worn out, stained, ripped tees and shorts or cargo pants depending on the season. (We just have two...summer and "What was that?"). One thing I cannot do however is to wear mismatched colors. Sometimes the apparel is so faded, I barely KNOW what color it is but something about colors clashing that bothers me. I guess if there was a fire, I would not take time to choose another shirt but other than that, it cant clash. I like to be able to wipe my hands on my pants or shirt if necessary so I must garden in something that is only worn in the garden or to paint something. I do sometimes wear the same raggedy tee shirts as bed clothing because after being washed so many times, they are so soft and comfy. (I know. It's not a very sexy mind picture.) I said, "comfy", OK?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 3, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9349222

[quote="nifty413"]Other: Top hat, pearls, pristine white gloves, Kevlar vest, and bare feet (unless it's summertime--then snow boots).[/quote]

lol ~ and I am truly curious about the Kevlar vest. Are you disturbing the neighbors?

Solace

Solace
Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 3, 2012
10:01 PM

Post #9349243

Not what my grandmother wore, for sure. I can remember her out in the yard with a long housedress and sturdy leather shoes, and the most memorable thing: the big bonnet. It must have stuck out at least six inches around her face, real old fashioned kind of bonnet that she probably made herself on the treadle machine that I have now. She had the greenest thumb, Her yard was huge, but she mowed it with a non-powered push mower all by herself, must've been a quarter acre of grass and gardens. She had raised beds two feet high with 1x12s holding the soil in and one of her favorite plants was tomatoes. She made tomato preserves and stored them in the old dirt storm cellar my grandad built. He built the house, too. I remember she was very protective of her blackberry patch, which, because she was, became ever so alluring to me, it being off limits and all. I can still see her and her bonnet bent over in the hot west Texas sun, weeding or harvesting and planning a huge Blackberry cobbler that week. To me it was like the garden of eden, or heaven or something.

Grandmother's garden had a big Chinaberry tree with the old metal rocking lawn chairs, and something for us kids (there were lots of grandkids)- grandad, before he died, had taken a pipe and set it in the ground with a an old rusty tractor seat on top of it. in front of that was a whole steering column and and steering wheel positioned at an angle and grandkids would spend hours on that thing pretending they were driving. He also built an arbor surrounded by grandmother's curvy flower beds, and there was a swing on the front, just opposite the ancient Wisteria vine covering the porch off the kitchen. I'd spend hours on that swing, singing. She never complained about the noise. She was pretty patient. I so enjoyed going there and will never forget it.

She had cut out curvy flower beds filled with zinnias and no telling what all flowers. She was an amazing gardener. My mom inherited that green thumb, and the work-hard n get it done-or-die kind of attitude, and did her best to pass it on to me. I worked for my mom several years in her upholstery shop and I was the one who dug the family (everyone called it Bonnie's garden - my mom's) garden, hauled manure from the barnyard and prepared it for her. People would compliment her all the time on her garden, but nary a word about who did the initial work. I always wondered about that, but I sure enjoyed mom's harvest and did a lot of the cooking as a teenager. My mom wore just old knit pants and sweaters to garden in, but I? An old pair of Levis gave up the ghost last week when the seat developed a large(r) rip too high to well... I won't be wearing those out in public any more that's for sure. I didn't mind the big holes on the front of the jeans, but the other was a different matter. I don't wear sunscreen because the latest findings is most of us are Vitamin D deficient (and that can lead to some bad things, health wise) but sometimes I'll wear a cap or scarf and old T-shirts. I had a wonderful pair of the most comfy shoes I've ever owned - a pair of Ecco pull ons - but I wore them out with the silly shovel. I had to retire them when the loose sole made me trip on a water hose and fall. I miss my Eccos...sniff sniff. Back to tennis shoes for now. I had a very fleeting thought about replacing those shoes, until I found them online and discovered they're now priced around $100. I got to thinking about how much ground elk that would buy, and... it'll have to wait. When I have to shovel, now, I wear my hiking boots- good thick soles.

Any garden can make me wear a smile, too.
This post sure got long.

:) Dianne

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This message was edited Dec 4, 2012 12:17 AM
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 3, 2012
11:16 PM

Post #9349264

[quote="podster"]

lol ~ and I am truly curious about the Kevlar vest. Are you disturbing the neighbors?[/quote]
I just don't know! What have they told you!? ^_^
I do let the front yard run wild most of the time. But, I am just joking about the gardening attire. Whenever I get the urge to play in the dirt, whatever's sufficiently comfortable and suitable for public appearance is what's clothing me.
-Nick

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2012
2:31 AM

Post #9349300

I have been more disclipined about wearing shoes; at least flip flops anyway. I like my comfortably worn shorts, capris, and jeans with pockets too. I have a tee (gift from my kids) that has a green apron printed on it with pockets filled with trowels, gloves, and daisies and "garden mom" printed on it. I cover my head with a 2007? Powell Garden roundup cap gifted to me by my oldest daughter. I also wear gloves, but most importantly sunblock since I have a fair complexion.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 4, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9349503

Canvas pants with knee pads with layers on top (LJs, tee, hoodie, fleece vest) in the wet weather; lighter canvas pants with tee or tank in summer. I'd like to find some canvas capris for the summer. Always a hat of some sort, both for sun protection and to keep my dang hair out of my face. Atlas gloves in every color except pink. Barefoot in summer, pack boots in winter.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9349507

It seems I wear whatever I have on at the time I see something that has to be done. One time I found myslef digging with my gloved hands only to realize the gloves were not my garden pair but expensive Italian leather dress gloves. Ooops, I had come home from some dress up occasion and never even made it into the house, I saw something and had to dig right then! You can see my priorities are in the soil not the closet. LOL

frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9349510

shorts and Hawaiian shirts in Summer, unless I'm mowing/weedwacking, then jeans. Jeans and Hawaiian shirt during the cooler months and always wear my Croc hiking boots.
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 4, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9349565

Sunglasses and whatever is comfortable for the task/weather.

Roly0217

Roly0217
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

December 4, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9349571

I always wear jean, tshirt, sneacker shoes and my canvas or leather gloves. I have a couple of jeans that are stained or painted which are designated for the gardening tasks.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9349610

"every color except pink"...lol

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9349644

I have been known to tackle a "tipped-over-potato-vine-in-a-plastic-mesh-cage-with-a-snake wrapped-up-in-a-ball-that-touched-my-lap-as-I-stooped-to-upright-the-cage-and-the-plant (because I didn't know the snake was there...)", all while wearing my Sunday Church clothes, high heels, and pearls (he went to Jared...)!

LOL!

Like someone said, "whatever's comfortable at the time!"
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 4, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9349669

Whatever I end up in the yard in. I too find myself "grabbing something quick" in the garden - regardless of what I am wearing.
Weed whip and mow in shorts if thats what I am wearing when I get to working- pay for it when I get hit with a rock, stick or chunk of whip.
Seldom do I wear sunscreen - pay for that too.
Those early mornings with coffee in hand as Im in my jammies/robe happen all too often. Sometimes I will throw on a pair of jeans quick if I think of it - and maybe a bra :) Generally thats after several refills on the coffee and about an hour or two of working in the garden, telling the kids to get dressed and they tell me Im not so why should they. :)
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 4, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9349708

Gymgirl: 28 hyphens and "The Galleria of Jewelry" = awesomeness! LOL!

Solace

Solace
Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 4, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9349709

Yep, agree nifty, that's too funny Gymgirl!

Jeans and a bra, minnesippi? I'll bet your male neighbors are late for work every day, lol. (wink)
Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9349710

I only have two rules for garden clothes 1. they must cover me adequately (I sunburn easily and my garden shares a low fence with a city park) and 2. they must have many pockets. How else would I carry around clippers and trowel and string and tags and a handful of green beans. My mother made me a cute garden apron but it's held up by a thin strap and all that stuff is just way too much for it to hold by a thin strap around my neck.

Solace

Solace
Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 4, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9349713

Katlian, we all need something rugged, like a Carhart... http://www.cabelas.com/mens-workwear-accessories-carhartt-duck-nail-apron-1.shtml?WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03153783&rid=40&mr:trackingCode=608506C4-4815-E011-8E88-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=22031783711&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=43601065271 lol
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 4, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9349747

Solace, if that were the case I think I would have more help ;) LOL!

So maybe I should add that I am already in my jammies...and I put a bra on under them? or change into jeans from jammie pants :) Better :D

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9349801

Lest I add "...all-while-trying-NOT-to-get-the-high-heels-stuck-in-the-mud-from-the-rainstorm-the-night-before!"

LOL! ^^_^^ (uh, I AM wearing clothes here...)

This message was edited Dec 4, 2012 5:54 PM
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 4, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9350066

doh! :)
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9350592

LOL Y'all ain't right...
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 5, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9350596

:)

(Please excuse the language - I dont know how to delete it. If you do, please feel free. Was not meant to offend anyone)

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9350604

LOL
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9350622

LOL Funny, but if I were you, I'd delete that due to the 's' word, or yer gonna get in trouble!
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 5, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9350761

:( I dont know how????

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9350762

you can't delete a picture but you could ask admin to do it or else just not worry about it. they'll delete it if they think it's not proper.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9350849

Well that is not so bad ,we all handle it by every name imaginable as gardeners.It fits the content as garden humor...
BESIDES,, LOL!!!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9350902

Yea, it's just a synonym for fertilizer, after all. We're just talkin' semantics, here. chuckle.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9350968

I love talkin' dirt! LOL!!!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 5, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9350989

Minn...I agree, it's a VERY important part of gardening!!!! LOL!!!! My neighbor brought me a truck load of the stuff!!!!
ardesia...I couldn't agree more.
Solace...thankyou sooo much for the visual you shared with us...How wonderful to have such great memories, I must admit I'm a bit envious...

Me..I wear whatever is comfortable, jeans if it's cool, jean shorts if it's warm, always tennies or hiking boots, (got a pair of Columbias that I might just have to throw out (toooo many holes), got a new pair but just not ready to get them dirty yet...lol...how bad is that), I've worn my snowboots to retotill this fall..cuz they wouldn't let the dirt in. I always wear gloves the dipped kind as they seem to last the longest. Bare hands if I'm deadheading. A scarf is a must, keeps my hair out of my face..Hobby Lobby specials with the paiselys, sometime I will throw on a light weight hat also, the ones with brims to help block the sun. I hate putting on lotions or spray as they feel yucky. Now today, I was out there still planting, attire: longies on top and bottom, jeans, a teeshirt, sweatshirt and a jacket, scarf and stocking cap ...As the temps warm I shed layers...then as the temps cool in the afternoon I put them back on. In summer Tshirt are standard attire, the warmer it gets the bigger the Tshirt, stained, torn or misshappened doesn't matter as long as it's functional...Fortunately I live in the sticks (country) so I don't care if I look alittle shabby (chic??..lol.)
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 6, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9351116

My garden attire is usually the old, ripped, mismatched variety when working alone (or with hubby) for those physical labor maintenance type task; I do dress up a bit when gardening with others in their gardens - can't be totally unfashionable all the time!

Note to Solace...memories of my paternal grandmother almost match yours! Mamma wore long dresses with lace up boots and that pioneer bonnet that framed her face and covered her neck and shoulders (like a cape). She had a mulberry tree for shade and us grand kids really went to town climbing up to grab ripe mulberries to eat. Only thing was our hands, faces and sometimes clothes would be stained pink and purple from the juice! Mamma would collect dewberries for our breakfast - a big bowl of berries and fresh cream! [Ditto on the Eccos...]

Happy Gardening, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The 2013 seed catalogs are arriving, all I want for Christmas is compost and seeds!!!
grits74571
Talihina, OK

December 6, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9351243

Just from reading the post you can tell right away the folks from places that don't have poisonous reptiles to deal with During the warmer months a long sleeved shirts plus my Bib overalls and sturdy boots seems like everything has thorns,fangs or stingers just waiting on me oh well
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9351281

I have stained, rough, loose fitting clothes I wear to do my barn work and I wear them for gardening too. I like to be comfortable when I work. I round out my ensembles with boots at the barn and tennis shoes in the garden. Hardly ever wear a hat unless I need a haircut, then it's an LSU, Border Collie or FFA (Ferrera Firefighting Apparatus) ball cap to keep the hair out of my eyes. And always have my gardening gloves my sister sent me from Dallas. They are insulated and rubber coated. Never get blisters with those babies on.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9351373

grits74571'; We do have brown widow spiders and Tarantua here, have to watch where the hands go sometimes. We don't have your Hila monsters or rattlesnakes or many scorpions, although I have seen one Irish scorpion in 10 or 20 years.
I suppose you have black widow spiders also, When I lived in Texas in 1970 those things were everywhere. A good pair of comfortable boots and good fiber shirt and gloves those things could not bite through were worth their weight in gold!!

People around here, usually when cleaning ,get bitten by brown recluse , two houses away a worker had gotten bitten by a brown widow and it caused a fever and then a heart attack,younger people usually burn with fever and rash ,very painful !!! stay safe ,stay well, it's good to know your critter dangers!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9351376

We don't tend to have a lot of problems with spiders though I have found a few black widows. But we have to watch for copperheads. They are everywhere. We have rattlers too but they tend to stay in the hills.

Solace

Solace
Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 6, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9351405

During my 30+years in broadcasting, I was news director at a radio station in west Texas, where I had a stand-up console. One day, all dressed up (dress, heels, etc) I was doing the news live. I felt something crawling up my leg, reaching my thigh. I finished my newscast and quickly checked to see what had bitten me. I found a scorpion crawling between my thighs, having bitten me several times during my newscast. Upon discovering the scorpion. The station manager and the bigwigs from headquarters three states away were there and heard it. The station manager hurriedly went to get cigarettes...yeah, cigarettes, lol...and came back, told me to make a paste and immediately put it on the places that were stung. I did, and five minutes later, all the pain was gone. I found out that tobacco works as a drawing agent. It also works on mosquito bites. So, you might want to add tobacco plants to your garden, if for no other reason than to have a quick remedy for creepy crawlies. True story.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

December 6, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9351543

eeewww and WOW!!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9351597

Couldn't get a pix last night but here they are, my holy shoes for gardening...lol. See where the holes are, just perfect for squatting in the garden, you know shoe companies should take notes and design some for us...sad to say but every pair ends up looking like this and usually the bottom tread is wiped down to almost nothing...Yup, next spring I just may have to take that new pair out of the box...

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9351643

Mine are zipper slide on's lol look close though, and I don't even like to tie my shoes anymore...lazy ...lazy... lazy ...

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9351689

Ya but mine have built in air conditioning!!!! LOL!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9351691

ROFL !!! can't beat that!! ^_^

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9351695

Ooooo, Ooooo!

New topic!!!

"Show us your gardening shoes!!!"
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 6, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9351771

Juhur7 ~ [quote] I suppose you have black widow spiders also, When I lived in Texas in 1970 those things were everywhere. A good pair of comfortable boots and good fiber shirt and gloves those things could not bite through were worth their weight in gold!! [/quote] we just have to be sure to shake the critters out our boots and shirts and gloves first. lol

Gardening shoes which I wear in the greenhouse, primarily when standing on a ladder of course.

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grits74571
Talihina, OK

December 6, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9351803

Hope this will load this is what i wear most just make it a long sleeve tee when them pesky skeeters are out

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grits74571
Talihina, OK

December 7, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9352073

Older pic but shows some garden

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lourspolaire

lourspolaire
Delray Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

December 7, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9352365

My gardening "uniform" consists in a pair of Crocs and my navy blue boxer shorts with glittered stars. Out here in South Florida, it's year-round wear. Wife-a-saurus always roll their eyes; something to do with decorum. The neighbors love it. There's this old lady that lives across the street from us. At first, she checked me out with opera glasses. She has now purchased a pair of high-power binoculars. I can't blame her.

Sylvain.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 7, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9352376

ROFL

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9352568

easy on us old ladies, sylvain...roflol
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9352581

I know y'all have heard the one about the nursing home ladies sitting on the front porch when a naked male resident came charging out the front door and down the street. One lady says to the other. "What in the world was that?" The other lady replied, "I dont know but it needed ironing."

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9352655

LOL!!!
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9352840

Solace...WOW, another similar grandmother experience! My maternal grandmother, raised in deep east TX, dipped snuff; she'd whip up a pat of moist snuff and smear it on my wasp stings! One time I stepped on a nail driving it through my little foot - same treatment. Now days she'd be arrested for child endangerment!

Her dog Blackie ran down one of her chickens, killing it, a death sentence back in those days. Loving the dog so and not wanting him to depart this world, she took less drastic measures - she wired the hen's body to Blackie; he wore the remains for some time. Cured of his evil ways Blackie stayed away from the chicken coop and would light out in the opposite direction when a chicken crossed his path!

When Grandma passed on in the early seventies I found a little red book with all her handwritten home brewed concoctions ranging from mustard plasters to cough syrup which was pretty darn good as I remember. She'd mix whiskey, honey and lemon juice together - good stuff! Grandma took a jigger full shot of whiskey every morning - for medicinal purposes only - she swore by it!

Cooler weather is finally on the way, a good morning to enjoy nature, collect a little fire wood, and enjoy my shot of coffee!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9352879

Loved Dianne's reply and got a laugh out of Kristi's response regarding the Kevlar vest!

Old, comfortable clothes, regardless of pine sap, bleach marks, stains, or holes at the back of the neck from ripping out those old tags. So glad that's a thing of the past now.

There are days I pray: Please God, don't let me die in the garden with the outfit I'm wearing today.

In winter I'm prone to wearing a plastic bag (holes cut for head and arms) under my jacket.

Just found Jockey clothes this year and did wear a set of pajamas (cute shorts with matching top) to garden one day. If we weren't living on corner property I'd do it much more often.

It's amusing to me that the scarecrow is often better dressed than I am.

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KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9352992

Wow, she's a fashion icon! Very cute!
Garden_Sass, your grandma's cure for the chicken thief is amazing. I wonder if she learned it from her grandma.

Solace

Solace
Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 8, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9353083

Great story about your grandmother, Garden_Sass! What a treasure to have that little red book.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 9, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9353482

Tracksinsand, I have several of those dresses and have been known to wear them in the garden as well. When I get really hot I throw myself into the pool dress and all then back into the gardens. LOL
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2012
5:35 AM

Post #9353493

PIRL...that outfit looks mighty familiar, excepting the pink wig! I need to search my closet, think I have darn near a match! Where did you get that glass head?

Fashionable scarecrows - a new business opportunity. Just think of all the possibilities, you could publish an album with seasonal pictures akin to that little boy statue (taking a leak) in Belgium that's such a tourist draw!!!

Oops, the other half just awoke, must answer the bell and switch to kitchen duty for breakfast! Have a great day all!!!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9353536

The glass head I bought was $12.00 at Pier 1. Now it's $19. but it's the same head:
http://www.pier1.com/Recycled-Glass-Head/2188209,default,pd.html

I thought of getting another and having it appear that two women were chatting in the garden. The pink hair was purchased the day after Halloween. It's been fun dressing her in thrift shop outfits year after year.

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9353774

Hey pirl...any ideas for scaring off the deer with one of those?...lol...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9353900

Doesn't work for deer or crows!
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9354445

Hey Pirl, your gal should meet Larry, my scarecrow.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9354477

What fun! I thought of getting my scarecrow a boyfriend but haven't done it yet.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9354648

Who wouldn't like to 'winter' in AZ? lol

Love both these garden residents and their attire.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9354934

Larry's gotten into the mood of the season.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9354955

Looking good!
grits74571
Talihina, OK

December 14, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9358178

The last few days some insulated clothing was very welcome sure didn't want any shorts
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 14, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9358330

Agreed! It was beautiful here, 50 degrees, sunny, barely a breeze and a great day for cutting back most of the Japanese irises in just one garden but shorts are now a distant memory.

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