April is National Lawn & Garden Month. After the icy, cold winter we just had, it’s finally time to celebrate spring and get those gardens and lawns ready. Find your gardening gloves, get out your lawn mowers, and let’s get started.
by Neysa McMein, McCall’s, May 1934
You’ll need to decide what type of garden you want. Vegetables ?
by Harold Anderson, Liberty, June 10, 1933
by Karl Anderson, Good Housekeeping, May 1906
Maybe a colorful flower garden.
by Wilmont Emerton Heitland, Woman’s Home Companion, July 1928
Of course you’ll need the proper tools …
by Georges LePape, House and Garden, March 1928
You may want to brush up on your flower knowledge.
by Eric Gurney, Holiday, September 1951
And perhaps find someone to help you out …
You’ll want to keep your lawn neatly mowed … or else what will the neighbors think?
by Thornton Utz, Saturday Evening Post, May 20, 1961
Of course, if you don’t have a green thumb, there are other options.
by Thornton Utz, Saturday Evening Post, May 2, 1953
Modern Graphic History Library wishes you the very best in your gardening pursuits.
by Robert Andrew Parker, date unknown
- The Wilmont Emerton Heitland illustration is from the Charles Craver Collection.
- The Eric Gurney Ethyl gasoline advertisement is from the Periodicial Collection.
- The Robert Andrew Parker artwork is from the Robert Andrew Parker Collection.
- All other images are from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.