A Christmas gardening cartoon from my selection of Christmas cartoons
A man looking out of his window on Christmas morning to see a reindeer eating his garden vegetables
Cartoon of a gardener seeing Santa’s reindeer eating his brussels sprouts
A cartoon about Santa Claus’s reindeer, Father Christmas delivering Christmas presents.
Part of the joke is that although Santa’s reindeer is on an extraordinary mission (delivering Christmas presents around the world) it is engaged in a mundane activity. It is the mundane activity that the man notices, rather than the extraordinary occurrence of Santa’s reindeer in his garden. He is obviously more concerned about his garden vegetables than he is interested in the magic of Christmas.
Cartoon reference number: a270
Christmas gardening cartoon.
Winter gardening cartoon
A man finding an alternative use for unwanted Christmas gifts
Cartoon of a gardener using all of the gloves that he received as Christmas presents as frost protectors for the plants in his garden.
The plants are just the right size and shape to fit the gloves, which is part of the joke
A cartoon about gloves as Christmas presents, unwanted Christmas gifts, winter gardening, frost protection, fleece, insulation.
Cartoon reference number: a269
Litter cartoon. Plastic bags caught in a tree
Cartoon showing wind-blown plastic bags caught in the branches of a tree.
A gardening cartoon showing brightly coloured plastic carrier bags adding a splash of colour to a winter garden
The joke is that the man in the cartoon is trying to see something positive about the litter, which most people would see as an eyesore.
Cartoon reference number: a266
Clocks going forward cartoon.
Cartoon about the hour changing, and the effect that the dark evenings have on gardeners when clocks go forward.
Cartoon of a gardener when the clocks go forward in the autumn and when it gets dark an hour earlier.
The gardener’s wife is saying that because of the dark evenings he can spend the time that he would have spent in the garden decorating the house instead.
A cartoon about home decorating, GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, BST, British Summer Time, DIY, household chores.
Cartoon reference number: a256
Winter gardening cartoon – how to protect plants from frost damage
Cartoon showing a gardener who has protected one of his plants – a sapling – from the cold and frost by using his wife’s best coat
A cartoon about the different relative importance that men and women put in different things and different activities – the rather scruffy gardener sees no importance in a nice coat other than in its usefulness as garden plant insulation.
Cartoon reference number: a245
A cartoon about gardening and male behaviour.
Winter is the dormant period for plants – and for people
This could also be a joke about a stereotypical lazy man
A cartoon about laziness, seasonal activity, the seasons in the garden, the rhythms of nature, lethargy, stereotypical gender roles, cliches of masculine behaviour, seasonal behaviour.
Cartoon reference number: a193
Christmas gardening cartoon – leave the outdoor Christmas decorations in the tree all winter
Cartoon about garden and outdoor decorations.
Brighten up the garden in the dark winter months and bring winter colour to the garden by putting Christmas decorations in the trees.
Drawn: Dec 2011
Cartoon reference number: a168
Autumn gardening cartoon
Autumn or fall gardening cartoon – gluing the fallen autumn leaves back onto a tree.
The leaves are being stuck back onto the branches of the tree with glue so that the branches aren’t bare during the winter and so that the trees can provide some winter colour in the garden.
The man in the cartoon is saying “I’m gluing the fallen leaves back on so that we get autumn colour right through the winter.”
Cartoon reference number: a163
Autumn gardening cartoon
Cartoon – burning autumn leaves
Cartoon showing someone tidying his garden by gathering and burning autumn (fall) leaves.
The smoke from the leaves is blowing in his face, ruining the effects of the fresh outdoor air.
Drawn: Nov 2011
Cartoon reference number: a162