Old Sweetwater

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Garden Carts or Buggies?

When we lived in Atlanta everyone referred to the store's shopping carts as *buggies.* It got me wondering if my Southern friends say garden buggies instead of garden carts. I'll have to ask. Anyway, I've always had one and have used them for painting baseboard and sanding/staining floors MORE than gardening. Here are some garden cart ideas and the goal of having them! Anyone else a garden cart (buggy) fan? Mine is like the last humble photo, but it has paint splatters on it and duct tape now holding one wheel together - ugh!  :)    And no, these are not my gardens (only in my dreams).







 

33 comments:

It's me said...

Hhahahahha!! i must laugh about you today...you are a superrrrr gardener !!....happy day my dear Janean......love Ria....

sissie said...

Funny you should mention this word. I used "buggey" in my post yesterday, referring to a shopping cart and one of my commentors asked what it was!

Anyway, I like those garden buggies and wouldn't mind having one.

hugs
Sissie

Formerly known as Frau said...

Pretty gardens...I never have had a cart, makes alot of sense. Sometimes I just throw everything in a wheel barrel. Have a wonderful day!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Don't know where I got this, but somehow I remember that a cart is something you pull and a buggie is something you push, like a baby buggy. Crazy, huh!

Oh, and that 4th pic down? I have one! When we laid our rock borders and patio we used it to move the rocks from the pallets to where we needed them, but since then, it rarely gets used - too heavy and bulky.

So, how are you, sweet Janean???

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

You are brilliant! Thank you for sharing that you use your garden cart when painting baseboard and sanding floors. I need to get one and save my poor knees.
You made me laugh. All I heard when I looked at the last photo was: "You can't ride on my lil green garden wagon, the front wheels broken and the back one is draggin'..."

Your Friend,
Deborah

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Ok, first off, who's garden carts are this CLEAN???? hahaha Yes, dear, I have one similar to yours and it is always yucky, why because I USE it, duh. Cute post, my dear. Miss you!
xo
Robin

Farm Girl said...

I need some garden carts or buggies.
I have a friend who grew up in England and she calls grocery shopping carts, "trolleys." I love that, so maybe we could have garden trolleys too?

CHERI said...

Oh my...garden delight! Wish mine looked like any of those. I don't have a garden cart (or buggy)but if I did I would probably call it a cart. I do, however, call that thing at the grocery store or Wal-Mart a BUGGY, in true southern style! For gardening we actually use my husband's camouflaged golf cart that he uses for hunting. It has a space on the back where we throw the tools, the weeds, etc. Of course, I guess that means we are lazy as we ride around the yard but we do get plenty of exercise with our big yard!

AshTreeCottage said...

My husband David is from Texas and he calls both the garden and shopping ones buggies. I'm from Chicago and I call them carts. I still love him though ... ha ha. The first pic on today's post is my idea of heaven. What a lovely arbor and such a sweet bench. I'd love to be sitting under there with a glass of iced tea enjoying the garden!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean!
Beautiful garden pictures...wish I could claim the first and 6th one but maybe one day ;) I have a garden cart like the last picture although I don't have the removable tray. They sure come in handy don't they! Enjoy your day....I hope your heat and humidity has improved. Maura :)

Pondside said...

Very cute post!
A buggy is a baby carriage or a supermarket cart. It can also be a garden cart, but we'd be more likely to call it a garden wagon. Interesting!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We pushed our buggy around Walmart this morning! lol Cute post! ♥♥♥

Suz said...

that is one of those items that i never had but always thought would be useful
Would you believe I got my first whisk when I was 49...I inherited it...what was I thinking putting off buying a whisk....
so maybe I should just give in and buy the old buggy /cart..what do you think....

Debra@Common Ground said...

I guess I didn't live in the south long enough for that one to rub off. I've alway called them "carts". I bought a vintage one to sell several years ago. A red one, and I thought how cute with flowers inside, but it didn't sell so I brought it home. Now I don't know what we'd do without it!
xo,
Debra

Gloria said...

I have a garden station (that is what I call it), looks kind of like it was made by Rubbermaid. It has wheels and has cabinets and a top for planting, and slots for tools. It sits in my daughter's garden now!
I use my girls' old rubbermaid wagon to haul my weeds to the recycle bin!
You mentioning the buggy/cart name made me smile. Our middle daughter moved to Georgia a few years ago. She had told me how people there call grocery carts a "buggy"...she thought that was the funniest thing! :)
Have a beautiful day!
@}~`}~~~ Gloria

Just Breathe said...

Those are great examples of garden carts. We have never had one but they look very useful. When I think of buggies I think of a baby stroller.

Sharon said...

That is so funny. I would love to have that first garden pic.
I have a cart to do my gardening,but I also use a cart at the grocery store.
Hugs

Oklahoma Granny said...

We just throw our gardening tools, etc in our golf cart and haul them around.

Karen said...

I grew up saying buggy. I have the yellow wheelbarrow. Buggies are handy things, yep!

Bernie said...

Now you are one serious gardener. No I don't have a garden buggy but my father did and honestly, he could grow anything and his gardens were beautiful......:-)Hugs

Jojo said...

So funny! I'm still in Atlanta and when shopping, no doubt, it is a buggy but if working in the yard, it's a yard cart.

I never thought about it but the terminology makes me smile.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I use a wheelbarrow, around the garden to put all my gardening supplies in.
In NZ we call instead of a cart or buggy we use a trolley to get our groceries. Beautiful gardens and thanks for sharing this fun post.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Dolores said...

I don't have or need a gardening cart for our tiny yard, but oh my goodness how I love the first photo of the bench with the gorgeous roses climbing on the arbor....
Hugs,

Technodoll said...

Hmmm I just call mine the wheelbarrow, even if it has 4 wheels... ok fine it's not a cart but I wanted to participate :-D

I like your little trolley!

Lisa said...

Buggies or carts these are all great!
Hugs, Lisa

koralee said...

I think I need one of these for my yard...don't have one but boy would one come in handy. Hugs my friend.xoxo

Barb said...

Oh boy!! I hate to say it, but I use an old wheelbarrow that we got at Cal-stores! Nothing fancy about this country girl . . . although I would like to put on a really beautiful, fancy dress, with pretty shoes . . . and maybe a crown, and sit on the bench under the pink roses ;0} I love pink roses!

Hugs,
Barb

Sylvia said...

We don't have a garden cart, we always use a wheelbarrow.
Have a nice weekend, Janean !
Sylvia

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A garden cart, that is too good to be true! Happy happy gardening, Janean. xx

Nancy said...

I'v never seen anything like that before. How useful. I love the yellow one. Looks like lots of work to be done with one of those babies.

Diane said...

I have nothing that fancy and think those are lovely and so handy. I keep having to run from one out building to another to find what I need.... :O)

Solange said...

Our garden is so tiny (in holland they almost all are..) and don't need a garden cart. well, they look really practical.
have a nice week!

Linda said...

I've never heard of shopping carts being referred to as "buggies", but then again, I'm a lifelong Illinoisan/Chicago girl, who also calls soft drinks "POP", and always will. :)

You featured some lovely garden carts though, very useful and attractive. I have the last rolling bench seat - my Mom gave it to me to aid in picking our strawberries, but I've yet to actually use it. Instead, I typically just grab the tools I need and head out, crouching down to pick veggies and weeds. :)