16 July 2008

Doodle - Garden



Doodlechris seems to have lost his head over gardening. In this day and age of news reports of salmonella poisoning, unknown locations as sources of food, and the high cost of produce because of transportation, growing your own is probably as good an idea as it was 60 years ago.

Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labour and rewarded by the produce grown. Making victory gardens became a part of daily life on the home front.




9 comments:

Ivanhoe said...

Doodlechris makes some pretty doodles :o)
Have a great Wednesday!

Mark said...

Nice to see the different types of gardens appearing in the various doodles.

WillThink4Wine said...

Chris' garden doodle is superb! My Dad planted a Victory Garden this year... he has every year that I can remember! While Dad is a Korean Veteran, he still calls it his Victory Garden. The butternut squash are almost ready! Yum.

Asara Dragoness said...

Ooh, I love the purple flowers! :)

Glad you liked my Garden also, thanks for stopping by!

Lois Grebowski said...

Love the doodle. Used to watch Victory Garden all the time on PBS.

I miss gardening (living in a highrise). Not home enough to do container gardening.

Was at Home Depot yesterday playing in the flowers...Came across one I've never seen and really like - crossandra. Oh, and their dahlias were gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

You need to keep Doodle-Chris around, he does a fine job!

My tomato plant actually has a lot of future tomatoes on it right now, I just hope that they grow and ripen and then I'll do a little victory dance when I have fresh, homegrown tomatoes!

haleyhughes said...

Doodle Chris looks very pleased with his garden. If that pumpkin is that big already, it'll be great for carving come Halloween.

Happy Doodling!

Elise O. said...

Nice! A pumpkin. Great doodle garden.
- Elise

Travis said...

Great doodle...and thank you also for the Babs.