Field of Science

The naked truth about gardening

How did I miss this? World Nude Gardening Day, Saturday, May 2nd, just slipped right by. And what a delight it would be! As Barbara Pollard puts it, "When you're out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it. You feel completely connected with the natural world in a way you just can't in clothes."
I couldn’t agree more, whether pruning those climbing roses, removing blackberry brambles, spraying that hornet's nest, or pulling those nettles, you’re going to feel more connected to nature than with clothes on.

The Phactor’s own observance was limited to walking from the shower to the bedroom, where upon seeing his own reflection, decided WNGD was not an equal opportunity idea. Of course back in the old hippy days of communal showers, being extremely near-sighted was both a blessing and a curse depending upon circumstances. And somehow you fooled yourself into thinking everyone else saw nothing but blurry pink vaguely humanoid blobs too. But how much gardening could be done without wearing ones corrective lens? Perhaps we will hear from someone blessed with physicial attractiveness who did celebrate WNGD.


ilex said...

Finally, a global celebration I can really get behind. This shall certainly go on next year's calendar. Though June 2 in Detroit is pretty dicey- yesterday it was raining and 68F. Are rain-slicked goosebumps more or less attractive if one is repotting the hot crops?

ilex said...

A question for the Phactor: kindly tell me about the square stems on my cuke plants. I'm endlessly fascinated by them.

The Phytophactor said...

The Phactor is sorry your cucumbers are so square. Perhaps a more "with it" variety exists. A number of plants have ridged stems usually the result of decurrent leaves whose bases sort of run down the stem.