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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Progress Feels Good.


Is it possible to be high on pollen???
If so...then that's what I am.
I just finished weeding three of the beds. Chick Weed is a major issue this year for me. I still have lots of weeding to do...but in spite of the weeds...here is my yard as of this moment.
Please ignore the weeds you see!
Just planted the Hydrangea. The Lantana was doing poorly...so it is gone.
Nice dirty Tootsie!! I put this mirror in last week. I got it from a friend and the frame was damaged...so...here's where it landed for now...My girls LOVE it outside in front of the mirror!
Fertilizer Friday is coming up fast....I hope you all are getting ready to flaunt with me!
Thank you to a Southern Daydreamer for hosting this meme. Click on her logo to visit the other participants!

63 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tootsie, how on earth do you do it? Your yard is like a fairyland of flowers! Your plants are amazing! All of those beautiful colors. Someone truly has a green thumb. My compliments to you! Will you come visit me next if promise the pollen will leave you alone???

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

D said...

Tootsie,
Well I am just in awe. If you could see my back yard, you'd know why. It's one big blank. I want to have a garden and flowers, but I don't have the first idea how to start, and don't know a thing about flowers. But I plan to learn. :)
D

Coloradolady said...

Your yard is amazing. It puts mine to shame and I thought my yard looked great this year...now, I know it does not hold a candle to yours. So pretty...and enchanting.

Mary at My New 30 said...

Gorgeous. Just simply gorgeous.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Totally in awe....I wish you were my neighbor....

Marilyn said...

Tootsie your garden is just so beautiful.. I love to wander through it on here. Your so talented and have such amazing skills. Marilyn xoxo

artis1111 said...

I think it is AWFUL! That is what I said! It is awfuf that your yard looks this good, when mine looks like dodo. hehe I have just let mine grow weeds. That I am good at. I know it is hard work , but my knee just can't take it anymore. I have taken some of mine to the shop and planted to make it look nice, and a lot of customers have commented on the yard there. Ok , so I have done a little yard work, just not at home, right now.LOL Kathy

Hootin' Anni said...

These photos should be in the magazine, Home and Garden!! It's a showcase.

My Outdoor Wednesday is flowers with a 'passion'. Come over if you can find time. I'd love your company today.

And, hope the day treats you well!!!

Darla said...

That was a huge box of crayons that exploded in your yard! Simply beautiful Tootsie. I could just stare at these photos for hours, umm, come to think of it, I have. Is that sage that you use as a filler? I adore the little rock with your names and the date on it. You have such a flare with knowing how to place items around your gardens. How many times do you move things until it just fits?

The Cozy Parsonage said...

Ahhhhh Toots it's gorgous!!! How I would love to come and stay w/ you! From your flower beds to inside your home-i love it all!!! You are one hard working lady.
Tress

Rose Whisperer said...

Tootsie! As usual, your house and garden are rockin' !!! If I'm lucky enough to get to heaven, I hope it looks like your house!
I have two questions for you, and it's probably been answered already - what fertilizer do you use for your container plants? I use Schultz (liquid) and it's just not doing anything. I usually use fish emulsion, but haven't found any this year. Also, is your dog a Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)? Looks like my "Rudy." Take care, Stacey T.

Jessica said...

That's it.....I'm moving in...lol. I'm just in awe girl...like normal.

Hugs~ me.

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

I just can't get over how bright and cheery your little garden is. I just love it hun.

Jamie and Randy said...

Tootsie, you sure do have a lot of pretty color going on and I just love your concrete paths. Especially the way the grass grows between them.

Calming Scents said...

Well I didnt see any weeds--lol. I'm having a problem controlling some in my little patches this year also. I just redid the front of my house with flowers and going to add new mulch this week. I'm not liking the front of my house.

I think your yard is absolutely stunning, you excel in decorating both inside and out.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Tootsie! You really amaze me! Your yard is just gorgeous! You must work in it 24 hours a day! Your flowers are so beautiful! I would be out there every morning with my coffee, just sitting and taking in all the colors and fragrances! I wish you lived next door! Thank you so much for sharing!...hugs...Debbie

susan said...

Tootsie--This a gardener's wonderland! I could just look at these pictures over and over. You have so many blue flowers. I love blue, but until now I thought there were not that many choices--guess I was wrong!! Do you buy Miracle Gro in bulk :)? Thanks for sharing these and your amazing talent with us!

Becky K. said...

That is an amazing garden you have there! I can't get over how fresh and pretty everything looks!

I also love all of the creative shelving.

Have a great day!
Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Judi said...

Oh my goodness Tootsie!!! No wonder you are so very busy with your garden it is absolutely beautiful...breathtaking. Wow!! You have so many beautiful areas with their own details going on I can't imagine how you planned it so attractive. I would love to see it in person!
I love the mirror and the birdhouses...and the beautiful baskets and oh my!!!
It is so worth the work...and getting dirty!!
I've forgotten or perhaps didn't know. How did you learn to do all this?
have a wonderful day...in the yard..
Judi

lilsista said...

your yard is really looking great!...everything seems to have really "exploded" with color...especially the bed along the garage! Have a good day....still staring at my clean laundry in the baskets from Monday...I'd rather be doing other stuff...playing stuff...fun stuff...anything but laundry stuff...okay...no more whining....bye!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW and double WOW!!! girl this is just awesome, Beautiful my friend...Oh how I would love to see this in person...Love your Bob and Glenda rock and girl you have an Anniversary coming up also...Toots I can see all the love you have put into this yard...this should be in a magazine my friend...really you should submit this to Sunset mag...This is beyong beautful my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Love Where You Live said...

oh my! STUNNING. Absolutely gorgeous. I have flower envy. Man, do you have talent. No matter how hard I try, I won't have a tootsie garden Thanks for sharing. I enjoy peeking in.....cheers -susan

lilsista said...

I forgot to tell you that the mirror looks awesome there.....the mirror looks awesome there! Bye.

imjacobsmom said...

Tootsie, This is amazing. My eyes don't know where to look first. I can only imagine how beautiful this must be in person. Everything looks so lush and healthy. All of the garden art is placed perfectly. Your yard really needs to be in garden magazine or featured in a HGTV gardening show. ~ Robyn

squawmama said...

OMG Tootsie... It is like looking at something in a magizine. You must be out there working most of the time. What awonderland... That's it your "Tootsie in Wonderland"... LOL LOL Have a wonderful day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

pammiejo said...

You are the QUEEN, Tootsie! You should be so very proud of that yard! It is absolutely beautiful. You work very hard to make it that way and it pays off! You're on my hero pedestal!! PAM

Blue Creek Home said...

I don't think I have ever seen a prettier garden/yard except at showhomes or garden centers! It is all just breath-taking. I love how you have incorporated all of the old elements. I would stay in my yard all the time.
Rhonda

Barbara said...

Tootsie, YOU ARE THE WINNER! I have never seen so many gorgeous flowers, you must work your self to death weeding and watering.

Well, your yard is outstanding, thanks for sharing it.

Happy Wednesday,
Purple hughs,
Barbara

Dirt Princess said...

Your garden is GORGEOUS! Absolutely beautiful! So colorful and green! We have had some cooler temps here in the past few days...so that has helped the plants a lot

Carla said...

Wow!! What a feast for the eyes! Even your grass is marvelous!

Betty said...

Everything looks so awesome! I am just in awe. I see you in the mirror to!

Donna Marie said...

Tootsie... your garden is the garden of all gardens! :) Wow!!!!! You wanna talk about impressed! Girl! You are the QUEEN! Hail to Queen Tootsie!

xoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Beautiful!! I saw no weeds :) I love how much color you have and all your decor. I love the shelf idea, might have to try that one!

MissyM said...

So beautiful. You have the best containers in the world! And the greenest grass!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohhh my goodness! What glorious gardens

My sister got the green thumb gene in our family... I bet you love showing your neighbors around.

I especially liked the bikes!

Thanks so much..

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

HeatherF1 said...

Wow! Your flowers look like they are on steroids! What are you using on them?? Also, how do you avoid the dead grass from your dog going potty? It drives me CRAZY! I wanted you to check out a blog of a local lady who sells cottage/ vintage stuff at events...a few down on her blog she shows her CROWNS she was making. I was thinkin' about you and your love of crowns! It is http://colbycottageblog.blogspot.com
Heather

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY garden of flowers!!!

Pug1 said...

WOWeee...what a beautiful garden! I'm just learning how to tend to flowers....cheers! Michele

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, what a riot of color. Just gorgeous.So many beautiful plants and great yard decor ideas.I am so jealous girl ;-)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Tootsie another beautiful yard this year! They must have a garden tour there and you should be on it!

Did any of the seeds I send you do okay?

Love that Idea with the mirror and your rock path looks wonderful with the grass coming up between them.

I don't think I would get a thing done if I had a yard like this- would just want to be out enjoying it all the time!

I did limp outside and do some weeding yesterday- it felt so good to be out in the yard again and getting my hands dirty!! The crutches looked a site when i was done- had to hose them down!

blessings
mary

sue said...

tootsie I am stunned, its beyond gorgeous and Gloria is right, your yard should be in a magazine!! Did you see my header picture? Thats last year, you would not recognize my yard this year, its pathetic! All around the shed is weeds and only a small pumpkin vine is beginning to grow bwaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! I hope I at least get one pumpkin!! I blame it all on Amelia, I have to wait a few more years to start gardening again, and I hope my old body will let me! LOL!

The Japanese Redneck said...

What weeds. Absolutely gorgeous. Girl, you and your yard are amazing.

Grami's girls said...

I love your blog! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous...your lawn looks like carpet, what do you do????

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

It's all so beautiful & reminds me of the gorgeous flower beds at Disneyland. So how many garden tours do you do a summer??? I loved all the pictures. You're too cute in the mirror! ☺♥☺ diane

Mary said...

What a gorgeous garden. My head spins when I think of home much work goes into making those beautiful beds. Your photos, too, are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Ally0005 said...

Gorgeous!!! What kind of fertilizer do you use.

Ally

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOOOO MY GOSH! These flowers look like they have been painted! Those colors are exquisite! Your yard looks like a show place! Your hard work has definitel paid off-this is awesome. laurie

Kathleen said...

Wow! What do you use for fertilizer??
They are so vibrant!

shopannies said...

my mother would love your garden she does the same but on a smaller scale. Very Very pretty and I would love to sip coffee looking at your garden on a early morning

Behind My Picket Fence said...

OMG Tootsie, I'm in love! Not with you. Sheesh. With your yard! It is out of this world. When I grow up, I wanna be just like you. (ok, I know I'm way, way, way older, but I'm just saying............)
And, back up the truck a second here. The legs on that coffee table look suspicously (whoa, I should look up how to spell that one) like legs from an old treadle sewing machine. Am I right? Do I win something? Oh, just kidding - I won by looking at your photos.
And if this isn't already long enuf, I can't join you again for Fert. Fri. I am going on an overnight garden club trip to...ta da...Duluth, MN. There will be a million or so stops and things to do. Will bring Big Red (my camera) so I can keep y'all updated.
Carry on......
Faye

~~Rhonda said...

Tootsie, your garden is a glorious mosaic of color! I wish I had some kind of special award to give you! Every picture is a delight! ~~Rhonda

Marsha said...

What an explosion of color you are having right now! Everything is just gorgeous and your hard work is evident in the beautiful beds, pots and borders. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful yard.

bj said...

GOOD GOSH O'MIGHTY...I've never, in my entire looong life seen such beautiful flowers, Tootsie. I've just never seen anything like it. So beautiful I am having trouble finding words...well HOT DAMN pretty well covers it.
What a green thumb you have and, bwaaaaaa, I want one, too!!!
hugs, bj

Creekmore's said...

Wow that must take a lot of time! So pretty!

Regina said...

Your yard is full of amazing blooms.
I truly enjoyed the colors.
Well captured.
Happy outdoor Tootsie.
Regina

the wild raspberry said...

wow...i don't see any weeds...just lots and lots of color!
great garden~
chasity

Justine said...

Holy crap, Glenda, all that color! It's just amazing. It makes me sad though that your season is so damn short after all the love and sweat you put into this. You really should be throwing a lot of back yard parties to show this off!

Justine :o )

lilsista said...

WHAT THE.....58 bleepity bleep comments????? I'm soooooooo jealous!!! Who are you.....and why does MY yard look so crappy for having a sibling that has such a green thumb?.....Common already and don't shame the family by having a lil sista with crummy back yard!!! Ha! :0).....Fix me already lady!!!!! Call me later about going for another load in Olds... :0)


BYE!!!

Linda said...

Your garden is soooo beautiful, it must bring you such joy.

I enjoyed my visit...you have a lovely blog...hugs, Linda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl your yard is gorgeous.. what talent you have.. You know I haven't bought one flower this year? NO.. not one... just couldn't bring myself to take care of one more thing... I've sure enjoyed yours...hugs ~lynne~

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Hi Tootsie! I never tire of looking at your garden. And my hubby drools over the lawn - so lush and green with no weeds. My Mom stops by your blog often too... she loves it. She always looks for your Fertilizer Friday post. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to post tomorrow. It's been raining and I haven't had a chance to take any pictures... hopefully I'll be able to come up with something. -Jackie

Tamara Jansen said...

I am SPEECHLESS woman! This is INCREDIBLE!!! How much time to you spend in the garden every day? What if you want to go camping? Who waters for you? You are AMAZING!!

trash talk said...

Girl, I wouldn't know a weed from a flower from the looks of my yard. What weed stands a chance in yours...there's no room!
I bet people slow down and just stare when they drive by your home.
Why don't you just send me a bunch of photos and I'll put them on sticks and put that in my yard...think I could fool anyone?
I'm impressed.
Trash