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Tips for making the most of World Naked Gardening Day

Steven Adams

Show off your green thumb and maybe a little more Saturday by doing some gardening in the buff.

While there’s nothing stopping you from weeding in your all-together anytime you have a private opportunity, the naturist community has been marking World Naked Gardening Day on their calendars since 2005, according to the WNGD website.

Warning, the website contains photos of gardening and may not be safe for work.

The official day comes around each year on the first Saturday in May.

Working among plants in your birthday suit may put you in some unfamiliar situations so those with experience offer some tips.

Lindsey B. Harris gets us started with some plants to avoid on the OK Whatever website.

“I would say that some of the worst to tend nude would be those that invest heavily in physical defenses like spines, prickles, and thorns,” Harris quotes Matt Candeias from the podcast In Defense Of Plants. “Imagine stumbling in a patch of rubus or berberis with your skin exposed. You would definitely lose some blood in the process.”

Grasses like ripgut have nearly invisible hooks and spines that will leave you “bloody in the end,” Candeias tells Harris.

Stinging nettles, wild carrots and wild parsnips can send you searching for calamine lotion.

Obviously, poison ivy, oak, and sumac are to be avoided at all costs.

And keep the pruning shears on the shelf until you’re wearing pants.

Be sure to document your clothing-free activities. The photos make great holiday cards.

Gardening is always better with friends.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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