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Friday, November 13, 2009

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Nov 13/09

Welcome to Fertilizer Friday!!! Today is the day we all get together and flaunt our flowers!
Fertilizer Friday is the day when gardeners from all over the world join in and share the blooms of their labors!
Now...if you are not familiar with the winter rules here...you will be...since I have ZERO to share...my gardens are bare...I (and other gardeners in similar climates) are sharing our favorite photos from months, gardens, years gone by, or the current indoor gardens and houseplants that they have. Those who have real live beauty to share are doing just that!
So? What are we waiting for? Feed your flowers/ houseplants...gardens...snap some photos, link in and Flaunt with me!
Since I am being deprived of anything growing outside and I can only share so much of the inside of my greenhouse with you...I am sharing some photos from both early spring (May) and July of 2006. Before I got my current greenhouse... in 2007, I had two smaller ones going....
Grab your coffee and lets take a tour of days gone by!
When we moved into this house, this pre-fab greenhouse was here already...(yep-this place was made for me!) lol....The old owner used it as a hot house for his tomatoes and pepper plants in the summer. Me? I used it as a place for the overflow of the other greenhouse (shown later in this post)...and had cement blocks for a floor and shelving to hold trays...I also heated it with two small ceramic heaters. It is clear....but the sun would burn the plants...so I lined the windows with old window sheers... This photo is in the early spring..
But...it was still just not as pretty as I would have liked it to be...I needed something....
So...I planted Morning Glory in two small beds that I put on either side of it...and I made my little cobblestone cement mould magic in front of it...
Oh how I wish I had taken a photo of how wonderful it looked all in full bloom...In front of the vines I had marigolds and lobelia...(Which I believe I had ripped out just prior to taking this photo due to excessive slug damage that year) I loved the way it looked in early fall before the frost took the plants...it was a virtual flower house!
Running down the fence behind it was a line of hanging baskets....Ya-I can't leave any space unplanted...
The view from the gate... in around June...My new greenhouse stands where this little one is...and it is much larger...boy the change is huge!
A couple of pots from the patio...I love how vibrant these colors are.
You will remember this greenhouse...the same year in the back of the property. Last time I shared this It was 8 feet by 8 feet. We added another 8x8 to it to make room for the flowers I needed to fill this yard...but sadly...it did not last long. We had to tear it down the following spring because the wood in parts of the original 8 feet was rotting and it wasn't worth fixing it. I am surprised that it didn't collapse under the weight of the snow over the winter... as all we did was remove a few nails and screws to remove my wood shelves and it practically fell over!
It's not the prettiest is it?
But add a few hanging baskets and it jazzed it right up! Oh how I loved that little house...It was also heated by 4 ceramic heaters. I kept this house heated from about the middle of January until it was warm enough not to worry...around May...the other house would get heated when I ran out of space in this one (around March or April) My power bills were enormous some months...lol
I used pots to jazz up the gravel area around the trampoline...that bench that you see a corner of...is where I now have my olden things that I got junkin...the wagon wheels etc...

I can't believe how things are so different in my garden structure wise...yet they still look like I was here.
Well...that's all I have to share today...I can't wait to see what you guys are flaunting this week! It is getting harder and harder for some of us to come up with anything to show...so I do appreciate all that are participating!
Well? What are we waiting for? Flaunt your best (link into the mister linky) and tour the rest!
See you there!

34 comments:

Teresa said...

First again? Not like me. Your yard is so nice. I especially like the sunny part and the bright growing flowers too. I already miss gardening weather. Oh well, it makes us appreciate it more. Thanks and have a great weekend. PS enjoyed learning about you. Wow. U already looked great in your before pics. A size 3? Good for you~ It's not easy whether you work at it or get it through stress.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your yard just gets better every year! I loved the early greenhouse pictures. Keep 'em coming! ☺

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, wow, wow! Everything is so neat, tidy and beautiful. Thans for hosting Fertilizer Friday. Happy Fertilizer Friday to everyone!

Sue said...

Your hanging pots are amazing(well, ALL your flowers are!). Mine always got so "ratty" towards summers end.....

lotusleaf said...

I like the way you jazzed up the greenhouse. The flower colours beautiful jewel colours. Thanks for sharing and giving me the opportunity to share

linda may said...

G'day, here is my effort for this week. All natives. Enjoy. Will be able to do more visiting soon when I get a new internet provider. Thanks for letting me in.

trash talk said...

I still think you're Mother Nature in disguise. I'd want to stay outside in that yard all the time. What exactly is y'alls growing season? I know it's short, but you sure do pack a lot into it!
Debbie

B : ) said...

Your yard amazes me - so well manicured and beautiful. Keep up the good work - Mother Nature appreciates it : )

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hi Miss Tootsie. I almost forgot to linky in. I just realized I can post my flowers from my other house. I hadn't thought of that. Boy I will never do the month long thingie again. How do I get my giveaway button to link back to my giveaway page? I been meaning to ask you.
QMM

Jessica said...

Morning Toots~

You know what I love? You have the shortest seasoning for exterior gardening of anyone I know....yet you put your heart & soul into it every year....and it is FABULOUS!

Hugs to you my friend!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I bet the original owners would be in shock and awe of what you've done with the place.

onlymehere said...

It's fun to see your yard evolve. I remember the story about why you had to take down the old garden shed. You amaze me with your talent, and to think it all started with scissors, a knife, and a.....shoot I forgot the other thing, was it a spoon? Anyway, you're amazing!

SmilingSally said...

I'll bet you enjoy seeing these pictures as much as we do. Thanks, Tootsie.

CiNdEe said...

All I can say is your neighbors must be green with envy(-: I would love to be your neighbor(-: Everything always looks so beautiful there!!!!!
I will link up in a bit. Gotta take a picture first! I got some pretty flowers in the mail last night that I ordered and I can't wait to share!!!

Lee said...

Tootsie thank you for your comment, and your post is beautiful... a real gardener...grooms their garden....not so for me, mine is wild and shaggy...probably because I rarely touch it, after the frost we clean it up but that's about it. Kinda scary huh. I mean it could take over...then what? Yikes!
PS...I am not sure why, but you're on my heart lately and in my prayers...just fyi

Lee

Justine said...

It was fun to look back at what you had then and compare it to what your yard is like now. You've morphed and in a really great way!

Now stop digging in the dirt, grab a passport, and get down here and decorate my damn house!

Justine :o )

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Just looking at those pictures warmed me right up. I think seeing pictures of warm and sunny days will be great to get us through the winter. I love your greenhouses and all the plantings around them. You even have planters around the trampoline! :)
I wish I had the space for one, I may try to convince my husband to take down one of our raised beds and put in a small one. Do you have electricity in yours?

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wo girl you really had some beautiful pots back then too. I love pinks and purples together.Your fence was gorgeous. It is amazing to look back at what our gardens looked like and how they have change. Your greenhouses have sure helped to get out those beautiful flowers you always have around. I am amazed every time I see the pictures.Happy FF day.

Betty said...

Lovely even in the beginning, hope you have a great weekend my friend.

Bren said...

I SO LOVE your blog! SO I thought you were keeping the greenhouse going during the winter months? I have mine going now and hope to keep it going till spring.
YOU TOTALLY inspire me and I am passing that on to my Garden network by linking today to my sites!

Happy Friday - and thank you for keeping the blooms alive!

Mary / Mariah said...

I remember the first time I saw your garden on RMS . It blew me away . From then on I wanted to come back for more . I loved it then and I love it and you now . Your green Thom keeps getting bigger and better . Love your gardening advice always .
Mary

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I LOVE looking at your greenhouses! As you know I've got that on my wish list. I think we've finally figured out a place to put them on our property but won't be able to build one until next year. Primarily I plan on using it to overwinter plants and start seedlings so it doesn't need to be that large.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your yard is simply amazing! Everything looks o happy & healthy. Don't ya just love morning glorys ;~)
Wishing you a wonderful fall weekend!
*hugs*deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I've tried to hook up with Mr Linky, but I don't think he likes me :~( Just letting you know I am joining you today:~)

Your gardens are beautiful. Love the planters along the fence. Do you have to water them every day in the summer? They wouldn't make it here....I'd have to water twice a day. Everything is lovely
*hugs*deb

Dirt Princess said...

Hey I tried to link up, but for some reason it isn't cooperating with me!!

lotusleaf said...

Tootsie, Catherine told me that my earlier link was not working. So I have sent a new link. PLease delete the earlier one.Sorry for the trouble. Thank you.

Lee said...

Thank you Tootsie, I have had a very nice response from signing up with mr. Linky on your blog... and a few lovely comments... it was a great idea and I am glad you recommended it!
Please know you are on HIS heart as HE has put you on mine.
Lee
PS. I hope I am not offending you.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tootsie,
I enjoyed looking at your yard and garden photos. I especially loved the one showing several flower beds and a greenhouse. I think I'd name your gardens, "Cheerful"!

Ann said...

Came via Queenmothermamaw's site. Love your meme.Love your garden.

Re: your comment about growing bamboo, you should be ok in the green house. If you grow it indoor in the house, it may be too cold. Windsor is cold enough for me, not to say Alberta.

I think I will freeze.

Your morning glories, do they survive you r cold freezing weather?

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hello sweet Tootsie! Just droppin in to get my flower/plant fix for the week!

sTill praying- have a great weekend!

blessings
mary

xinex said...

Oh Tootsie, you are making me green with envy again. Can I have some of your green thumb? John will be so jealous of your green house. He wants one.....Christine

lynn'sgarden said...

Tootsie,
my mouth waters every time I see your pots brimming with such lush and gorgeous blooms!
Stay warm!

Lynn

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I gotta remember this on Fridays now that I know ya! You have the prettiest flowers. Those morning glories are enviable!
Brenda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My Dear girl...Girl I so remember the baskets of beautiful flowers on the fench that was the year I met you and loved your yard and you.Hope all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gloria