doodle by andre: must garden gear

garden cartoon of essential tools

FOR SOMEONE WHO SAYS HE DOESN’T GARDEN, doodler Andre Jordan seems to have all the right tools on hand nonetheless. I grow suspicious; you? Thanks, Andre, for one of my favorite garden doodles–er, garden cartoons. And of course the alcohol is used only for disinfectant purposes.

  1. andre says:

    Good morning.

    smiles at Margaret innocently

    wonders if electric blanket should have been added to list of essential garden tools.


    sits at kitchen table. puts on bobble hat. Unbuttons velvet jacket. Begins to draw visually impaired moth for the BBC.

  2. margaret says:

    Welcome, Dave. I definitely think it’s best not to drink before using sharp objects, though I do my most confident and inspired pruning after one glass of wine: not tipsy, but loosened up a bit, so I don’t overthink. Hope to see you again soon.

    Andre, is there no central heating in Nebraska? (I know there’s none in England, brrrr…., but shall I send you my spare heating pad by Express Mail?)

  3. andre says:

    damn I forgot the cheese.

    Chris: I was always told to get the snails drunk and to (as my mother would shout from the kitchen window when I was a child) ‘LEAVE THE WORMS ALONE!’

  4. Alexa - invisiblebees says:

    Thursday is fast becoming my favorite day of the week. Thank you, Andre. Thank you, Margaret.

    …Out here in Colorado (and for ye in Nebraska, too, no?) we must add straw hat or bedecked-out sunbonnet as essential garden gear. Not only does it protect from the sun and glare, but one can certainly hide one’s flask under it or use it to keep bugs off the cheese plate. Cheers!

  5. Scott says:

    I like to end a long day in the garden with a nice glass of wine or a cold beer. It helps take the edge off after I push myself too hard. MUCH better than ibuprofen.

    1. margaret says:

      Welcome, Scott. Sorry for the delay in saying hello; your comment went temporarily to spam, and who knows why? Thanks for joining us, and here’s to another season of days ended with that cold beer or glass of wine. Cheers!

    1. margaret says:

      Welcome, Fennel and Fern. Cats do have the notion that garden=litter box, that’s for sure. Disturbing, and apparently impossible to direct them otherwise. Ugh. Hope to see you again (and that the luck shifts on the cat score).

  6. Robin Wedewer says:

    Very cute, although I agree a place for napping would be needed with the addition of the alcohol. Perhaps a chamomile bed would be nice.

    Robin Wedewer
    National Gardening Examiner

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