Can you guess what decade these vintage gardening ads are from?

Get into the spring spirit with these flowery flyers.

The warm weather and fresh air of spring can have all kinds of effects, as demonstrated in episodes of classic shows like The Waltons, M*A*S*H and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Companies also like to highlight the colorful season whether they’re selling gardening tools or telephones.

Here are vintage advertisements from the Fifties through the Eighties. Can you match each one to the right decade?

  1. What decade is this lawnmower ad from?
    Image: Lawn-Boy
  2. This ad is from the...
    Image: Bissell
  3. Make the garden your living room with a couch straight out of the...
    Image: Sears
  4. What decade is this flowery Avon ad from?
    Image: Avon
  5. A garden full of... telephones?
    Image: Bell
  6. Flowers fresh from the photo studio.
    Image: Tampax
  7. An air conditioning unit makes a great garden centerpiece.
    Image: Carrer
  8. What decade is this lawnmower ad from?
    Image: Flymo 
  9. Don't forget to plant your tulips!
    Image: Holland Bulbs
  10. What decade is this ad from?
    Image: Vigaro
  11. Bring the garden inside with a flower-shaped sink.
    Image: Sherle Wagner
  12. What decade is this flower ad from?
    Image: Henry Field's

Can you guess what decade these vintage gardening ads are from?

Your Result...

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Jeffrey 1 month ago
''You got 4 out of 12'' ---Which is just TERRIBLE FOR ME!! ---Were you able to weed out the wrong answers on this quiz? ---NO!! ---I got 2, 5, 6, and 10 correct.
RachelR 1 month ago
There's no way anyone could have done anything but guess at these questions.
RichLorn 1 month ago
I might have recognized more if they had canary poop on them.
boogerdogger 1 month ago
Ya, I thought that couch was from the 70's.
A great clue is to check out the hair styles and clothes!
RachelR boogerdogger 1 month ago
I guessed the 70s also.
lavenderspring83 1 month ago
WRONG! The sofa pictured was available in the early 1970s, we had one!! And from Sears!
The Flymo was also available in the later 1970s. MeTV --- you need to have experienced quiz makers on staff!
Clearly a late 1960s early 1970s couch. Also easily researchable. The Where America Shops.... Campaign ran in the 1970s. The accompanying thin, serif logo with wider letters was the late 60s thru 1980 when they switched to the tan bags. Also. Dayna below this post got a 9/10 not a 10/10. Being as wrong as the teacher doesn't make you right.
They were big in the 80's also my mom still has hers.
Thanks!! I knew I saw couches like that in the 70’s - and was sure they stopped using that fabric by the 80’s!
Dayna 1 month ago
boogerdogger Dayna 1 month ago
Great score!!!
But, weren't there 12 questions????
Claude boogerdogger 1 month ago
Yes, there were 12 questions....
Snickers 1 month ago
Guess I don't have a green thumb, only 9/12.
greyhound 1 month ago
7/12 I was doing good, but then missed the last 4.
Kenner 1 month ago
I never paid much attention to gardening ads. But I did earn $1.50 per lawn mowed back in the 1960’s. Sometimes paid in Franklin half dollars. Remember those?
Snickers Kenner 1 month ago
I remember them but haven't seen one in years.
Kenner Snickers 1 month ago
Yeah…this divorced lady paid me in those…jungled in my pocket felt like I was really somebody. Lol. The things u remember.
Snickers Kenner 1 month ago
I got a Kennedy half dollar as change at the local hardware store. Bought something at another store and gave it to the cashier as payment and she had no idea what it was. Had to tell her it's a half dollar and she still acted like she wasn't sure it was real.
Moverfan 1 month ago
Can I tell what decade these ads are from? Let's just say no and leave it there...
Snickers Moverfan 1 month ago
Good answer.
dmirarh Moverfan 1 month ago
LoL, good one.
Catman 1 month ago
8/12 I feel like a bloomin' idiot.
Barry22 1 month ago
8/12, considering all the yard work I have done in the past, should have done better.
Wendy57 1 month ago
Spring hasn’t sprung where I live.
Still freezing at night.
This quiz was a bunch of steer manure
for me. 🐂
LoveMETV22 Wendy57 1 month ago
Well hopefully Spring will Spring soon for you or:
Wendy57 LoveMETV22 1 month ago
That’s funny 😁 thanks.
Michael Wendy57 1 month ago
Fear not,it will arrive at some point.
vinman63 Wendy57 1 month ago
Winter was mild and spring is cooler the perennials are slow to come out and easter is in 2 weeks.
Wendy57 Michael 1 month ago
Probably May for us.
Wendy57 vinman63 1 month ago
Yes little bits of green here and there.
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