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Strip For 071880
ID: 60
Publication Date: 1980-07-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael picks flowers for Elly from Mrs. Baird's garden. Elly scolds him, but also points out that, when picking flowers, he needs to leave the stem attached.
Caption: ... but if you do - try and leave on the stem.
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Strip For 071980
ID: 3860
Publication Date: 1980-07-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly is working in the garden when Michael asks to play in the sprinkler. Elly says no automatically and then has to stick by it when Michael argues that it isn't fair.
Caption: I know... but once you've said no... you've got to save face.
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Strip For 050281
ID: 3678
Publication Date: 1981-05-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Anne lectures Elly about how she feeds her kids. Christopher doesn't eat anything unless Anne knows what's in it. Michael reports that Chris and Elizabeth are in the garden eating dirt. Elly points out that it's organic!
Caption: But, Anne...it's organic!
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Strip For 061282
ID: 272
Publication Date: 1982-06-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael, Lawrence and Gordon lie around and discuss what teachers do on summer vacation. They speculate that the teachers swim, garden, fish, just like everyone else. Normal people.
Caption: You mean like NORMAL people?
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Strip For 051983
ID: 404
Publication Date: 1983-05-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Phil get dreamy talking about Georgia. He tells Elly that he can see the little Tudor house, a rose garden, a swing-set for the kid... When Elizabeth pours beer into Phil's trumpet he redacts the kid from his vision.
Caption: ...scratch the kid.
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Strip For 072483
ID: 7140
Publication Date: 1983-07-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael sees Mrs. Baird, who looks lonely, and asks Elly if he can take her some flowers from the garden. She agrees to let him take a few. Thelma is surprised and happy to receive them. Embarrassed Michael says his Mom wanted to get rid of them.
Caption: That's OK... uh ... Mom wanted to get rid of them.
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Strip For 080783
ID: 7022
Publication Date: 1983-08-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Farley gets out of the yard. He digs up someone's garden, tries to play with a woman's small dog and gets into someone's garbage. Elly receives a phone call about Farley. When she gets him, she calls him a bad dog, but Michael thinks he's smiling.
Caption: Mom? .... I'm not sure... but I think he's smiling.
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Strip For 081984
ID: 7024
Publication Date: 1984-08-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Farley is sad that nobody wants him near them. He tries to be friendly, but they all keep pushing him away. John says his breath could peel paint. He's been eating the chives out of the garden. Elizabeth, Michael, Elly, Lawrence.
Caption: -Who keeps eating the chives out of my garden?!!
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Strip For 082486
ID: 7051
Publication Date: 1986-08-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: The Lives Behind the Lines (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Farley digs a cool nest in Elly's garden but gets caught. Elly scolds him and yells at him for ruining her plants. She demands he stay out of her garden. Throughout her tirade he is sad and scolded, but when she leaves happily returns to his nap.
Caption: Stay out of my garden, do you hear me? Just stay out! Gzzzzmmphhh
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Strip For 083086
ID: 4667
Publication Date: 1986-08-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly wants Michael to try on new clothes for school. She wants him to look nice. Clothes make the man. Michael begins laughing when he sees John in a battered hat, Hawaiian shirt, and checked shorts watering the garden. John wonders why he is laughing.
Caption: You know what they say: "The clothes make the man"! What's he laughing at?
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Strip For 121386
ID: 1234
Publication Date: 1986-12-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly tells the kids that they have received a package from British Columbia. Elly has received holly which grew in her garden back home. She tells Michael it's a piece of her past. It is hard to appreciate the past when expecting presents. Elizabeth.
Caption: it's hard to appreciate the past when you're expecting presents.
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Strip For 082487
ID: 4846
Publication Date: 1987-08-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Pushing 40 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is excited about buying back-to-school supplies for Michael and Elizabeth. She waxes nostalgic about the look, feel, and smell of new school supplies. Michael goes out to the garden and asks John to check on Mom since she's upstairs sniffing erasers
Caption: Wanna see if Mom's OK, Dad? She's upstairs sniffing erasers.
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Strip For 071988
ID: 1317
Publication Date: 1988-07-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Club house war, Elizabeth, Michael, Brian, Dawn. Michael and Lawrence are in their box fort with a pea shooter. Dawn and Elizabeth are preparing to soak the boys with a garden hose.
Caption: Now!!!
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Strip For 052189
ID: 7041
Publication Date: 1989-05-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly and Elizabeth buy a tray of plants at Schutz Garden Centre. They go home and Elly spends the afternoon planting them in the gardens. When she is done Farley drops on top of them. Elly freaks out, but Elizabeth points out they ARE bedding plants.
Caption: But they're bedding plants, aren't they?
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Strip For 071689
ID: 6749
Publication Date: 1989-07-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly rewards Farley for protecting the garden. Farley falls asleep with a cat digging in the garden.
Caption: Dig Dig Dig Dig Dig Gznnkk
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Strip For 100890
ID: 5371
Publication Date: 1990-10-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: The Enjo's make supper with fresh vegetables from the garden, thankful that there is no more zucchini, Elly brings a zucchini casserole, Brian, Dawn and Carol Enjo
Caption: ... It's Zucchini!
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Strip For 101290
ID: 1649
Publication Date: 1990-10-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Relating to a pumpkin, visiting Keith Enjo's garden, Elly
Caption: ... Can We Talk?
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Strip For 072492
ID: 2102
Publication Date: 1992-07-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Moving to the new condominium, Grandma Marian looks at her empty house and talks to Elly. Hoping the new owners keep the garden, feed the birds and eat breakfast on the porch in the summer.
Caption: ... Because You're There!
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Strip For 060594
ID: 6911
Publication Date: 1994-06-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: April rides her bike, trike, squeek, squeeking, and sees the flowers in the garden. Michael warns April not to pick Elly's flowers so April sticks the flowers back into the ground. Elly is baffled by her wilted daffodils.
Caption: Hey, Short-stuff! If Mom Catches You Picking Her Flowers, .. You'll Be In Big Trouble! Gulp! Poke Poke Poke. No caption.
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Strip For 060495
ID: 6268
Publication Date: 1995-06-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly takes April shopping for plants. Elly plants her garden. Bedding plants, easy way. Dawn, Elizabeth.
Caption: .. She Does It The Easy Way!!
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Strip For 062896
ID: 2985
Publication Date: 1996-06-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Growing Like a Weed
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Lawrence comes for a visit, checks out Elly's garden. April is growing like a weed, Elly, April
Caption: That Reminds Me, Mrs. P. ...I Just Checked Out Your Garden!
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Strip For 070196
ID: 2987
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Growing Like a Weed
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing with Edgar, in the garden, Lawrence, Elly
Caption: ... He Keeps Rolling In The Manure
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Strip For 080496
ID: 6297
Publication Date: 1996-08-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Growing Like a Weed
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John buries fish left overs in the garden. Edgar smells the fish and digs up the garden. April, Elly.
Caption: And Besides .. It's Good For The Garden
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Strip For 071397
ID: 6986
Publication Date: 1997-07-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Middle Age Spread (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth tells John that Michael is washing the cars and John asks her to tell Mike to water the garden too. Michael flattens the plants with a high pressure hose. Edgar.
Caption: Would You Ask Him To Water The Plants While He's Out There? Sure. No Prob. No caption.
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Strip For 082097
ID: 7766
Publication Date: 1997-08-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Middle Age Spread (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Admiring Lawrence's job on the garden, Lakeshore Landscaping, going places, opportunities, Elly, April, Mr. B.
Caption: My Partner, Ben, Is Moving To Paris
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Strip For 020899
ID: 3393
Publication Date: 1999-02-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Big 5-0 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: All About April (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Garden catalogues, school fund-raising, April, Elly
Caption: Tsk That's Easy. Somebody Hasta Drive Us!!
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Strip For 020999
ID: 3394
Publication Date: 1999-02-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Big 5-0 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: All About April (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Garden catalogues, spring, botany, Elly, Elizabeth, April
Caption: Botany?!! Not Yet. I'm Just Thinking About It
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Strip For 021099
ID: 3395
Publication Date: 1999-02-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Big 5-0 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Garden catalogues, changing fund-raising products, Elly, Lawrence, April
Caption: They Were Probably Looking For Products The Sales Staff Couldn't Eat
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Strip For 021199
ID: 3396
Publication Date: 1999-02-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Big 5-0 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Lakeshore Landscape, garden supply, Lawrence, Elly, April
Caption: She Always Tells People I'm A Plant Manager
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Strip For 072799
ID: 3528
Publication Date: 1999-07-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Graduation: A Time For Change (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Lakeshore Landscaping, garden center, Lawrence, Michael
Caption: And How About You? I'm Still Swimming Upstream.
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Strip For 060600
ID: 8729
Publication Date: 2000-06-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Family Business (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Building a garden railway, back yard vs front yard, Elly, John
Caption: It's Already A Point Of Interest!
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