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Friday, July 31, 2009

Fertiizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers- July 31/09

Welcome to Fertilizer Friday! Today is the day I remind you all to feed your houseplants and gardens with your fertilizer of choice. After you have fertilized those plants and given them that kick in the roots to start a beautiful show of foliage and blooms, I challenge and invite you all to snap some photos and flaunt your flowers! All you have to do is grab the photo above, and link your post back to me. You also need to sign yourself in to the mister linky at the bottom of this post!
Before we get started, there is a campaign that I think is worthy of all our attention. Cancer of any kind is a horrible life changing thing. It needs to be cured. I know a special blogger or two that are fighting this disease with dignity and grace and have inspired and amazed me with their brave spirit. Please take this button below and put it in your sidebars. It will link you to a special place to donate or get more information. Also...please look HERE for information about a blooms for the cure campaign that will knock your socks off! Proven winner color choice will be donating $1.00 for each Invincible Spirit Hydrangea sold towards the cause. I know I am going to look for this plant to support this campaign...hey...any excuse to plant shop is a good one...but this one is even better!
Here's the button...
Now...this is my offering for this weeks Fertilizer Friday /Flaunt Your Flowers Post!
Portulaca
Dahlia
Dahlia
Dahlia
Orange Geranium
Malva --finally blooming!
Nicotana
Beta Grape vine (has the cutest little grapes on it)
MORE blooms on my Clematis!
Calibrachoa
My big pots are in need of something to raise them up already!
Osteospermum
Side bed in front...finally filling in
close up of the Geraniums in there...
see all the volunteer Malva???? they are welcome most times!
Weekly shot of the bed in my header photo...it is getting better every week!
Begonia
EVERY annual in my garden is started from seed in my Greenhouse. I am always a bag of nerves waiting for things to get moving and catch up to the ones bought at the professional growers! I think I am taking a sigh of relief now!
Okay....that's my garden...or some of it...now..link yourself in...I can't wait to see what's blooming around in your gardens!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

love your flowers but where are your lupins

Mary at My New 30 said...

I lost my sister in law in '06 to breast cancer. She was only 39, just short of her 40th birthday. She fought it for years but it took her life and left behind my brother and two young children who all miss her dearly.

I am so envious - your gardens are awesome! My few annuals have fizzled under the heat and I didn't replant anything to replace them because it's too darned hot to dig in the garden. Oh well...

I don't even know if I have anything to show this week, I'll have to check!

salmagundi said...

Hi Tootsie!!! Finally, I have been able to click in to comment. For some reason, it has been weeks since I've been able to do that. I have no clue what the problem was. I really didn't desert you, just had to lurk and keep trying. Your garden looks wonderful as always. Believe it or not, my portulaca looks almost as good as yours. Everything else is questionable, but we keep trying. Have a great weekend. Sally

Cathy said...

This is just too beautiful to be true!!! I am in awe!!!

Gorgeous!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

CiNdEe said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. Just breath taking! I hope you take the time to sit and admire them(-: I hurt my back yesterday so I am out of commission for a few days. Everything looks terrible here anyhow. We had a few 112 days and the rest almost as hot. It was an ugly week. Even the grass is ugly. OH well maybe next week I will have something to share(-: Until then I will enjoy seeing everyone elses blooms!!!!

lilsista said...

Oh Cr@&! Is it fertilizer Friday already????? I'm so screwed up on my days of the week.......I'll be back in the morning with "something" for sure.....TTFN!!!! ( make sure you say the TTFN with an accent, it sounds better, and more sophisticated!) Bye for now...hope there are no more "surprises" on my camera ... DA,DA, DA,DA......(creepy music....) okay...I'm outa here for real this time........................ BYE!
(Kiss the butterflie's owie for me!)

Really.......Bye!

Millie said...

Oh, I am so in awe of your flowers! It must be all that fertilizer.....It's getting better every week.

MissyM said...

Everything is beautiful. Love your orange geranium! I have had years when malva went crazy but I always found spots to move the seedlings.

Chari said...

Hi Tootsie...

Girl, I just wrote you a really long comment and for some reason it never publishes...sheeeshhh! Anyway, I wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Rose Faeries tablescape and for leaving me such a sweet comment!

Girl, your flower gardens are spectacular!!! I've never seen so many different kinds of flowers and such beautiful vibrant color!!! It's simply divine! I can't even begin to imagine all the planning and work that is involved with this...Ohhh myyy!!! I am terrible with yard/garden work...you noticed, I called it work! Hehe! I guess it's not really my thing but I sure do enjoy the beauty of a flower garden! Yours is absolutely gorgeous!!! I need you to come down to Colorado and make my yard pretty! Hehe!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Outside In said...

Beautiful flowers as usual Tootsie! love your garden! Happy Fertilizer Friday!

-Cathy

onlymehere said...

Oh I do love Dahlia's! Are they hard to grow? Aren't they a bulb. I forget the name of the orange flower but I love those too. I envy your green thumb!

Jessica said...

Tootsie Q~

I've MISSED you!! I wonder if you really know how much I cherish our friendship or how much I LOVE your gardens. Because I DO! Everything looks soooo beautiful.

God bless all our cancer patients and survivors. God bless you too my friend.

Hugs to you~ J

Betty said...

Everything is so pretty! I hope you are out there enjoying them. When I think of you that is always where I picture you, or in your greenhouse. Have an awesome day!

SmilingSally said...

I've never seen an orange geranium before; how pretty! I wonder if you keep flowers in vases in your home.

Dirt Princess said...

I usually plant Portulaca..but I didn't this year. It always does very, very well here. It takes the heat like a champ and doesn't require much water at all! I am FINALLY going TODAY on lunch to the POST OFFICE!!! Bare with me ;-)!!!! My mom is amazed by your yard...as am I! I'm telling ya that I'm gonna come visit you and lilsista one day !

The Japanese Redneck said...

Everything is so happy. Awesome again Tootsie.

Ramona

Domestic Designer said...

Your flowers are just beautiful....as always! Have a lovely weekend!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's always so colorful there. I'm so impressed that you grow all of your annuals from seed! I don't start much from seed, I know it's a lot of work! I love the calibrachoa! I'm trying to grow some in a planter above my pond, but it's not doing much, yours looks about a million times better :)

RainGardener said...

It looks beautiful as always Tootsie. Your Clematis is putting on quite a show and I love Malva. It feels so good to be almost cold this morning! Maybe my brain will sneak back to normal. I think it's been fried all week.

Teresa~Gardening with Soule said...

Beautiful as always! That clematis is awesome. Thanks for the show. Growing all your annuals from seed is impressive~ especially for the variety and quantity that you have. Kudos to you.

Justine said...

Stunning as usual, Toots! Do you grow any perennials? And if so, have any of those been started from seed?

Justine :o )

Rose Whisperer said...

I've got Surprise Lilies, Hardy Hibiscus, Daylilies, Coneflowers, Blackeyed Susan, and a few Cosmos today!

"Blossom" said...

I can't show my flowers; they look like the ones after season sale. Bad shape. Maybe next week. I am glad you made it home before the rain girlfriend.

Darla said...

Your gardens get more beautiful every week Tootsie....I am in love with the Clematis!!

siteseer said...

Love the colors and beauty of it all. I haven't even had a chance to see my gardens this week let alone care for them. Hoping next week is less stressful so I can join in the fun, but in the meantime I'm going to check out all your other linkys.

Jacki said...

Everything is so pretty! The side bed looks amazing. But I've gotta say that the portulaca is my favourite today, even edging out the clematis for once! And you know how much I covet that clematis ;-) But I love the colours of the portulaca, and they're so delicate looking, aren't they?

I lost my mom to cancer in 2005. She was only 62. I miss her greatly every day.

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I have enjoyed looking at all your beautiful flowers!! I am so glad I joined you today! It has been fun!!

Erin said...

Your garden is so amazing and discovering that you started them all yourself inspires me to keep learning. I finally jumped in this week, but the little flowers have suffered with me being gone for two weeks...ah, well, that is life, isn't it?

Candy said...

You have some of the most beautiful flowers I have EVER seen. Must be all the fertilizer ;-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Tootsie, as always, everything is gorgeous, but every time I see that Clematis, it takes my breath away. I cannot believe how quickly your flower beds and pots have filled in and overflowed! You don't just have a green thumb-all 10 fingers are green! laurie

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Sigrun said...

My other blog explains why I'm behind, and will be fertilizing on Saturday. Your garden is lovely, all of it. What zone are you? Everything you have would grow where I live, in Central Alberta.

Sigrun said...

Trust me. Right after my last comment, I explored your site some more, found your profile, and found that you are also an Alberta Gardener. Fancy that! Now I'm just curious how far apart we live.

squawmama said...

Hi Tootsie, Loved all your flower photos today... It just makes my heart so happy to see your yard... Have a fun filled day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

~~Rhonda said...

As always, your gardens look beautiful! The color is beautiful. I keep noticing the silvery wave petunias as I check garden blogs. I need to put those on my list for next year. I'm amazed that you grow all those plants in your own greenhouse! Wonderful! ~~Rhonda

imjacobsmom said...

Unbelievable Tootsie! Everything looks amazing! Sorry I'm late checking in with you - my camera battery needed recharging....Robyn

Colleen Wms said...

As always, your flowers are so lush and colorful. Must be the weekly fertilizing! Thanks for the fun. I need to plant some dahlias next year. Yours are great.

Sigrun said...

Good morning. We're on a farm near Lamont. I have a nephew in Red Deer, as well as my late sister's husband and new wife. The nephew is a teacher with the Catholic school system.

Sigrun said...

Good morning. We're near Lamont, east of Fort Saskatchewan. I have relatives in Red Deer-a nephew who teaches with the Catholic schools and my brother-in-law (late sister's husband) and his new wife.
If I posted twice, sorry. But I think I just lost the message the first time.

lynn'sgarden said...

You've been a busy bee! Love, love, love! the color combos of the geraniums. I don't see a single weed in the garden...lol. What fun to see all those participating in FF :)

J. Ara├║jo said...

One of the more colorful blogs I have seen lately. Congratulations, here sepode appreciate the color of the most beautiful flowers alive.
You have an excellent taste for the decoration of gardens.

kiss

"Blossom" said...

I am laughing so darn hard over that dream of yours. I was just cutting 5 acres last night and told steve that I wanted to plant a flower garden so I had fresh flowers every week instead of running or paying for delivery to the shop every week. This so funny...........
Steve says hello to my blog friend. Enjoy the boat this week end. Nati and my son in law with children are boating too today. They will be her tomorrow.

momstheword said...

As always your gardens are so lovely. Love what you did with the hutch in the previous post. Reminds me of the one my mil had (my mom is currently using it).

Yeah, I know what you mean about fb. Really, you need to be careful about any information you leave (including blogging and even comments).

Jesikarena said...

You garden is beautiful! I ecspcially like the
Osteospermum! What a beautiful color!

Jesikarena said...

I love looking at pictures of your garden!
I really like the Osteospermums very nice!

The Stylish House said...

Tootsie,
I am posting to Mr. Linky late, but I used your great tip about an inexpensive liner for my window box and wanted to let you know. It is also running on Met Monday and Thrifty Treasures. I included a link back to your site. You always inspire me and I love viewing your amazing gardens, thank you.
Cathy

Ashley ~ said...

Hey GF*! Your flowers are beautiful*!!!!
Just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the visit the other day and for the sweet thoughts and comment. I too am so behind in visiting blogs and hopefully will be able to start getting caught up SOON*!
Sending you some love and hugs*!!! _Ashley*

Barb said...

What a great blog and I just love all your beautiful flowers.
Barb

Jesikarena said...

ugh! I keep trying to comment and my computer messes up! Well I have been wanting to tell you that your garden looks great! I can't believe that everything has grown so quick! I love the Osteospermum! beautiful colors!

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