1960s, Culture, History, Nature, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

Tending To The Flowers

Nat’l Geo June ’68

Charles Sturdee tends to the lamppost garden blooms on Camden, Maine’s main street. A blacksmith made the wire basket, and the Camden Garden Club provided the geraniums, petunias, and vines, adding to the beauty of the town.

This picture of the Camden, Maine public library was taken exactly 40 years later, lamppost gardens still in bloom.

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That very same year, Mr. Sturdee passed away, after years of service to the town, including 19 years with the Camden Police Department. We all make a difference in this life, even if it’s just watering the flowers.

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1940s, History, Nature, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

Home Victory Garden

This 1943-1944 calendar from the McFarland Company is full of lovely images, including this victory garden, popular during WWII. The floral side of gardening is covered in the month of July.

Bright colors fill the room for January.

And who wouldn’t want their yard filled with wisteria?