Yup. I know it seems unbelievable, potentially unrealistic and even terrifying if you have allergies, (imagine a bee sting on your special spot!) but people are doing it. Started in 2005 by Nude and Natural magazine, it is apparently catching on.
The chosen day is the first Saturday in May, and you can find pictures and stories of other people’s experiences by searching the #WorldNakedGardeningDay or #WNGD.
If you decide to join in on the hashtag trend and post your own #WNGD pics, be sure to use bushes, gardening tools, or other garden related items to cover the goods. Most importantly, don’t garden in your front yard. Choose a private area of your yard or garden. Be sure you are not giving the neighbors a peep show! Use plenty of good sunblock on those areas that are normally covered by clothes. I can’t imagine how a sunburn on a sensitive spot would hurt.
Your pond plants certainly fall under the gardening category, so you can tend your pond plants while observing this holiday, and cool off in the pond if you get too hot. You’ll already be wearing your birthday suit! This time of year, you may have left over brown stems, dead leaves, and other trimming that needs to be done on your pond plants.
Lilies can also be repotted and fertilized now. This will really increase the amount of blooms you get this season. We suggest fertilizing once a month through the growing season.
Also if you have a bog, now is the time to trim and thin your bog plants as well. Thinning them help increase their detritus consumption dramatically, so we highly suggest it.
If you’re in need of some new pond plants, please make your way to us. We have over twenty five varieties of pond plants available, including water lilies! While you’re here, you can visit the duck pond, the alpacas, goats, and all the rest of the ranch animals that are waiting to be petted!
In the spirit of Naked Gardening Day be sure to check out our podcast with The Naked Pond Builder!