Book of gardening cartoons

gardening cartoons book

A Funny Year in the Garden
Gardening cartoon book

Versions of many of the gardening cartoons on this site can be found in my book, A Funny Year in the Garden.
My gardening cartoons appeared for many years in the pages of the Irish Sunday Independent newspaper.

The book contains about a hundred of my cartoons in black and white.
The book is available through Amazon.
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Spring gardening cartoon – the results of an early spring

spring early - neighbours out early - cartoon

Spring gardening cartoon – an early spring

Cartoon showing the results of an early spring.
When spring arrives early in the year plants come out earlier. And so do neighbours.

Cartoon showing people relaxing in the garden to take advantage of early spring sunshine and unseasonable warm weather
A cartoon about garden seasons, hot weather, relaxation in gardens, suburban gardening.
Cartoon reference number: a292

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Gardening cartoon – a cartoon about data-obsession and looking forward to spring

measuring spring buds cartoon

Garden cartoon.
Cartoon about obsessive data collection

Cartoon showing a gardener measuring the length of a bud on a tree and determining the progress of the seasons as a result.

This is a cartoon about people who feel a need to measure things as a way of feeling that they are in control of their lives and environment.
This cartoon isn’t a criticism of the data collecting urge. After all, where would we be without the people who do it? It’s due to them that we can predict what will happen in the future (The man in the cartoon is precisely predicting the time till the arrival of spring).
A cartoon about control freaks, creating order, psychological personality types.
Cartoon reference number: a291

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Garden flowers cartoon – looking at a snowdrop using a mirror

looking at a snowdrop using a mirror - cartoon

Spring garden flower cartoon – snowdrops in the garden

Cartoon showing a man in his garden studying snowdrops by looking at them from below by using a mirror on a stick

A cartoon about spring gardening, early spring garden flowers, flower appreciation, how to study snowdrops.

Cartoon reference number: a282

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Gardening cartoon – you sometimes only notice trees when they’re in blossom

only notice trees when in blossom - cartoon

Gardening cartoon – how blossom imposes itself on your senses

Cartoon showing gardeners commenting on how plants can go unnoticed except when they are in flower

The gardener is saying that it’s amazing how a tree stands there unnoticed all year – then it comes into blossom and you can’t take your eyes off it.

A cartoon about blooms, flowers, colour in the garden, attention-seeking flowers, attractive blossom, cherry blossom time, flowering trees, summer gardens.

Cartoon reference number: a278

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Garden cartoon – drooping crocuses

crocus wilt - flower gardening cartoon

Spring gardening cartoon
Flower gardening cartoon, featuring drooping crocuses

Cartoon of a gardener looking at some crocuses in his lawn.
The crocuses are flopping over or keeling over and wilting after a very short period of flowering.
The gardener is complaining that no sooner do crocuses come into flower than they then wilt and die.

His wife is saying “Never mind dear, the daffodils will be along soon.”
The wisdom of planting flowers for successive flowering

This is a cartoon about optimism and pessimism, glass half full, glass half empty, looking on the bright side, plants flowering in succession. It’s also about life moving on, change.

Cartoon reference number: a260

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Spring gardening cartoon – dirty socks cartoon

change socks - gardening cartoon

Spring gardening cartoon

A man saying that he thinks he can feel the new life of spring stirring beneath his feet as he stands on the garden lawn

His wife is saying that it’s time for him to change his socks

A cartoon about the differing hygiene standards of men and women, gender differences in cleanliness, smelly socks.

Cartoon reference number: a267

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Cartoon about prize-winning flowers – being destroyed by a child

garden joke - child picking prize daffodils

Gardening humour about prize-winning flowers

Cartoon shows prize winning blooms being picked by a child as a present for her mother

A humorous illustration about gardening competitions, flower shows, plant breeding, daffodils, children in gardens and prize winning blooms.

Cartoon reference number: a216

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Garden cartoons – cats watching frogs spawning in a garden pond

cats watching frogs spawning - joke

Garden pond cartoon. Cats watching frogs spawning in a garden pond

A cartoon showing cats staring into a garden pond in which frogs are spawning

A cartoon about wildlife in the garden, encouraging wildlife, cats catching birds and animals in the garden, deterring cats, frogs’ breeding season, spring in the garden.
Cartoon reference number: a204

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Novice gardener asking “What’s this flower?”

what's this flower cartoon (daffodil)

Novice gardener cartoon. What’s this flower?
It’s a daffodil

A cartoon showing a man who is new to gardening looking at a flower and asking what species it is

The joke is that the flower is a daffodil – a type of garden plant that is so common and popular that almost everyone knows by name.

Drawn: Apr 2003

Cartoon reference number: a190

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Signs of spring in the garden cartoon – the first slug of spring

the first slug of spring -cartoon

Garden cartoon. Signs of spring in the garden – the first slug of spring

Humorous illustration showing the first butterflies of spring and the first slugs of spring.

In the early months of the year gardeners are eagerly on the lookout for the first signs of spring.
They are pleased to see the first green shoots of spring, the first butterflies and the first swallows of summer. However the changing seasons also bring less welcome visitors such as, as shown in this cartoon, slugs and snails.

Draw: March 2009

Cartoon reference number: a185

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