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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fetilizer Friday/Flaunt Your Flowers Oct16/09

Welcome to another edition of Fertilizer Friday! I hope you all have lots and lots of flowers to flaunt for me...because I have very little to share anymore since the snow fell and stayed now for a full week!!! yea...I said the "S" word.
So...if this is your first visit to Tootsie Time...please feel free to learn how to link in by clicking the link in the menu at the top of the page...I invite you all to join me...I just love looking at your gardens and find so much inspiration from the things you share!
Lets get this party started!
My contribution today is from inside the greenhouse where I have had some very pleasant surprises this week!!!
This is my Jade plant. It has been struggling the last bit...we had bugs...I bathed it...then it got a sunburn...I nursed it...and now it needs a bath as it is full of water stains...so when I went to polish the "leaves"...I was shocked to see...
THIS!!!! IT'S BLOOMING!!!! WOOO HOOO!
It is blooming...and not just a few...a whole bunch! I did the bestest happy dance I know how...but I am sure Gloria would be able to teach us a better way...right mom?
Mandevilla is still going strong! There are lots of blooms opening up...I will show the full feature next week...hey..a girl needs something to host with!!! lol
Rose is almost done..but the color is so pretty...
I salvaged a verbena...and it decided to thank me...smells wonderful too...
and then.....I had another big surprise...
Does anyone know what this is?
Yep...those are the seed pods of a spider plant! WOOO HOOO AGAIN!
I posted a while ago about the day I found what I thought was some sort of rodent droppings...and then realized my spider plant had gone to seed...remember??? Well this gigantic specimen is three of those seeds dropped in soil and forgotten for a while....LOOK!!!
LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS PUPPY!!! I can't even bring it in the house right now...it is sooo big that it takes up a full 3 foot corner just for the leaves...and it is heavy. I need to pick up some soil and a really great pot...so I can re-pot it and put it on a pedestal somewhere inside!!!
Well...that's it for me...now it's your turn...link in and show me what ya got!
Let's get flaunting!!!

46 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I'm loving that huge spider plant WOW!! I know the ones I now have that you taught me to grew are also huge...I should take a pic of them and do flaunt your flowers next week just to show peeps what you taught me about spiders..how does that sound girl...Hope all is well with you my friend...Hows Brayden Hockery girl..miss ya and love ya daughter...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your spider is amazing! I bet it's really heavy to move too.
I linked my very first FF to you!!! ☺♥☺ diane

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, your jade plant is blooming now. That's great! I can never manage to get my jade plant to bloom. Most of the time, they die from over watering by me even before they could bloom.

Sue said...

I didn't know Jade plants bloomed!
And you're really making me anxious for a greenhouse! I had one years ago-I drug in all my geraniums,impatiens, everything.It was so spectacular in January with everything blooming like mad. Sigh.
Oh, and thank you for the info on heating costs for your greenhouse--I know it's going to be expensive, but frankly, I"m getting tired of long trips, and hubby suggested that money could now be used for heating. YEA!!!

Urban Green said...

Lovely jade plant!
Great to see the spider plant. I have a variegated one, and a very low-maintenance plant.

artis1111 said...

I don't have any inside plants. I need to clean up the yard, but it has rained so much lately! Have a good weekend. Kathy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow, I wished we lived closer to each other, I love all of the plants you showed today...makes me wish for a spider plant and a jade plant...and oooohhhh that mandevilla...Our temps dropped into the mid to low forties last night and are supposed to drop into the thirties tonight..

onlymehere said...

Wow you do have the magic touch, spider plants going to seed, the other plants blooming. I still have such a brown thumb. Maybe next year though, right? I'll have to check in with you in early spring for much needed help! Do you still have snow on the ground or has it melted off? Ours usually doesn't stick until the end of November. Watch now we'll get socked in by Halloween bz I said that. Knock on wood QUICK!!

pammiejo said...

My spider plants bloom and I find little spiders everywhere - outside, inside - wherever there is a little bit of dirt to settle in. I'll try and go around my greenhouse and take some pics to post. I've moved almost everything inside too. PAM

Nell Jean - Seedscatterer said...

I'm new to your blog, by way of Blotanical. Looks like happy plants you have there, since they're blooming. I'm moving plants inside before the cool air headed this way arrives. Newly potted things got a good drink last night. Don't have photos today because of the rain -- maybe next week.

Justine said...

Holy cow, that spider plant grew like that without your ministrations? I'm impressed!

There was something else I was going to comment on but now I've forgotten. Ack!

Oh! The jade. I didn't even know they flowered!

Justine :o )

"Blossom" said...

Wow, that spider plant is huge! I would decorate that with and autumn ribbon and decorate it at christmas time. It's beautiful.
Have a wonderful week-end.

Dirt Princess said...

I am not flaunting flowers today...but I am flaunting BILBO!!!! So go check him out

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

There is just too much excitement and Wahooing going on up north.LOL.
I have never saw the blooms of a Jade plant so I will be watching for pictures of it when it blooms Tootsie. Wish I would have gotten a red Madeville I like your red one much better than my pink one.Have a great weekend Tootsie.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your plants are just gorgeous. I always love seeing them. I don't have anything inside except one lone fern and an ivy. Shame on me. I should try more. Hugs, Marty

Teresa said...

Great spider plant. I have a couple and they are great plants. Your indoor plants look great. I am afraid I have joined you in the snow department although our is just a slight covering. Not ready! I have to get out there and see what is left but I am dreading it. Have a great weekend.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You must be happy about the jade plant. I've actually killed one of those before which I was told was hard to do.
That spider plant is huge. Are you going to plant all the babies or leave them. I love spider plants.

Sylvia said...

Wow, I've never seen a jade plant bloom. Your plants all love your green thumb. When I lived in CA and was stuck inside because of cold weather I had about 50 hoyas to tend for and that's what kept me going through the winter months. Please do post some snow shots for us that are dying of heat! lol

Coloradolady said...

I bet all the plants know they better bloom in your yard or else.....your spider plant is lovely...I have a striped looking one and it really got large this summer, now I have to find the same type of thing to keep it over the winter.

Great pictures as always.

CiNdEe said...

COngrats on the blooming jade! The spider plant is fantastic! I leave mine outside and they freeze every year but they come back(-: I don't have room to put them in the house. They do so great outside too!! I really love Spring when they start to grow back and fill in the sink they are in(-:

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Blooming jades are supposed to be good luck because they so rarely bloom. Something awesome is going to come your way! :) -Jackie

Betty said...

Girl you have the touch! I can't wait to see your jade plant in bloom, something I have never seen.
Have a great weekend.

Erin said...

How cool is that? I think we got ours inside in time to save everything but the impatiens (darn it!). Fingers crossed, but your post is keeping me hopeful!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW! Your Jade is sure happy! Love the color of your Verbena. I bet your greenhouse brings you loads of smiles :~)
*hugs*deb

Autumn Belle said...

Thank you very much to Tootsie for letting me link my Passion Fruits & Passion Flowers post to Fertlilzer Friday meme. Happy FF to everyone and have a great weekend!

Evelyn Howard said...

Amazing spider plant - love it! Would you please post a photo of jade plant flowers when they bloom.... Thanks for sharing!

Tamara Jansen said...

Still feeling really bad for you that you're getting snow already! Good thing you have your own little greenhouse to stave off the winter blues!

Sandra said...

Tootsie, what a huge spider plant! Wow! It is beautiful!
Have a wonderful day, Ms Tootsie.
Blessings,
Sandra

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Tootsie...I love seeing what you have growing inside your greenhouse! Your jade plant is beautiful!
Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've had jade plants before, and I never knew they were supposed to have blooms! Oh, the color of that verbena took my breath! It must be so much fun to go into your greenhouse and look at these beauties when there is snow on the ground. That is one huge spider plant. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my sweet girl...Thanks so much for coming by and ditto also to you...You know I feel the same way about you as you do me...hey I just don't adopt just anyone you know ha ha!! Your the best girl...Love ya....Hugs and love from your Ca. Mama...

Chari said...

Hi Tootsie...

OMG...that spider plant is humongous but ohhh sooo pretty! Loved seeing all of your beautiful plants! And...I think this is the first time I've ever seen a Jade plant bloom...totally awesome!!!

Girl, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my autumn living room...I sure did enjoy reading your note! I bet your winters are really long way up north! Hopefully we both can squeeze a few warmer days out of autumn yet!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

squawmama said...

Wow that spider plant is GINORMOUS!!! Just beautiful Tootsie... Have a beautiful weekend!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW Tootsie! You sure have a lot to show to say you don't have much!! :) I am so impressed with your greenhouse. I would love to start a hobby with a greenhouse, but wouldn't no where to start. I'm sure it's very rewarding to see new plants get a start and thrive!

Alice Grace said...

Two of my very favorites! Jade and Spider plants! You are really good at raising your plants! I want to go out and buy new Jade and Spider plants now! I have had some trouble keeping Jades for some reason. Maybe I am not doing something right.

twiceasnicelettering said...

I brought my ferns in from outside. They were on clearance from Kroger when I got them. They aren't the same kind and the Boston fern grew well but the other (I don't know what kind it is) grew massive! In order to keep them alive through the winter do I just water them and spray them sometimes? I have a picture of them on our blog but they are even bigger than they show. I hope I don't kill them!

Hortist said...

very very nice post by a very very nice girl. Again nice to meet you :)

Deanie Rae's Space said...

Hi Tootsie, I gave up on my other blog and started a new one http:/deanieraesspace@blogspot.com. Come by for a visit. We had a bad frost this morning so won't have any flowers to flaunt. I'll just have to enjoy yours. Blessings, Deanie

flowergardengirl said...

Your blog is beautiful and you definitely make the blogging world a prettier place with your fertilizer friday. I loved your flower banner that first appears with your corner full of flowers.

Mary / Mariah said...

Just wanted to stop in to say hi . Don't get to Blog land much lately . My computer was so slow I was fighting it all the time . I think I got it going better now , hopefully .
I took my spider plant in and planted all the little baby's around it . It's doing so good . You's looks great and your Jade plant also . I haven't had a Jade for a long time , gave it to my daughter .
Take care sweet friend .
Mary

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well Glenda, I certainly don't have much in the way of outdoor news to blog about now either. Snow on the ground for a week already? At least ours melted the next day. :>}

I did do a post on spring bulbs today.

Jackie said...

Hi Tootsie! Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I love that Mandevilla - what a gorgeous color.

Lee said...

Hey Sylvia,
Tootsie has bulbs for fingers and she probably can most likely grow rat droppings too... probably in the snow! :D
Lee

Momof3 said...

beautiful flowers. None here to show. Too cold.

Lee and Beth said...

Nothing left blooming in my garden, and my indoor plants are (well they're dead). So I have to go to the city park to enjoy the plants right now. :)

xinex said...

Beautiful as usual! I have 4 mandevalia plants on my porch in planters with trellises. Do you know if I have to bring them in the house when it gets cold?...Christine