So she decides to look for postcards that feature flowers and plants other than the traditional poinsettias, holly, and ivy.
Her eye is drawn to this card which features violets, one of her favorite flowers.
|Sent on Dec. 21, 1911|
Then she finds one with panies on it, also a favorite bloom.
|Sent Dec. 23, 1909|
Her horizons are expanded when she finds a card with both violets and lily of the valley on it.
|"With love to Aunt Georgie from Edna" - 1909|
|No date on this one, but addressed to Mrs. Ruby Knight, Sheridan, Ind.|
When a gardener collects vintage postcards, she is bound to find some cards with the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger, on them.
|Sent in 1913|
Later she found another card with the Christmas Rose on it.
Speaking of Auld Lang Syne, if you are Scottish she supposes heather is a seasonal bloom - at least it is on this card.
|No date, but based on the stamp, it's British.|
|Sent in 1916, 100 years ago!|
But she definitely agrees that snowdrops can be seasonal.
|Sent in Michigan in 1908|
When a gardener collects vintage postcards, sometimes she buys one with no flowers at all on it.
|From Bessie to Ella, 1916|
And finally, when a gardener collects vintage postcards, she can't pass on this one.
No gardener could pass up a card with a sentiment related to gardening, even if it does feature the most common of Christmas flowers, the poinsettia.
And so the season begins...
*Most of the postcards in my small collection date from the 1900s through the 1920s. Not all of them relate to gardening and flowers. Check that. All of the ones I really like relate to gardening and flowers. Otherwise, why have them?