It’s cold outside this weekend! To warm me up, I started thinking about summertime.
Which made me think of flowers.
Which made me think of growing up in greenhouses.
My Dad was a horticulturist – here were some of his greenhouses:
My sister and I grew up playing – then working – in the greenhouses.
I guess now greenhouses and flowers are in my blood.
And photography is under my skin.
Combining a couple of my loves, I’ve begun collecting a few vintage photographs of people in greenhouses. I’d like to share a few of them with you, if you’ll indulge me…
Here’s one from 1870:
And here’s one from 1898:
And these children, with their “Christmas Wishes”:
I also have a few vintage greenhouse postcards, such as this one from Grant Park in Atlanta:
And this one from Central Park in New York City:
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this trip into Greenhouses Past.
The vintage photos and cards warm my very heart and soul. If not my fingers! 🙂