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Friday, January 15, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Jan 15/10

We are once again headed into the weekend, and what better way to do this than to share a prade of the most beautiful flowers from all over blog land!
Fertilizer Friday is the day when gardeners from all over the world join in and share the blooms of their labors!
If you are new to this party...WELCOME!!! If you are a regular...WELCOME BACK! Anyone can post plants of any kind...you are all welcome...the more the merrier!
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!
I would like to add, that if you are not a fertilizer...you may still join in. The name Fertilizer Friday actually was coined to remind those of us who like to feed our greens, but forget! Fertilizing is not a must...but the flaunting...IS!
So? What are we waiting for? Feed your flowers/ houseplants...gardens...snap some photos, link in and Flaunt with me!
My flaunt for today is one of a bit different style than I usually do. I am not posting anything that I currently or even had growing in my garden in the past. I am posting on what I plan to have growing in my garden this spring!
Each year I choose all the old favorites...plants that I know for certain will grow in my garden (with little or no effort on my part...lol) I then go ahead and challenge myself to grow a few that I have not ever heard of...or tried in the past.
The following are this year's new additions to my seed list and future garden.

TRAILING SNAP DRAGONS!!!!! have you ever heard of these? I have not! I grow Snap Dragons without fail every single year and love them every color and height...but I have never ever seen a trailing one...so when this was in the book...I ordered right away.

Just look at these Sunflowers! They are called Thunder and Lightening!!! I have yet to try a sunflower...and thought this year is as good as any!!!...it is a year of new beginnings and adventure...so why the heck not?

Purple Bells...Cerinthe. I have not ever tried them before...so if you all have any tips or words of instruction...have at er!!!

African Daisy. Nope!!! I have not tried these before either. I have done other types...but these were pretty...so I ordered these.

I know...you are wondering if I have issues that I have never planted a Cosmos in my garden before...lol...maybe!!! But this year I am planting these ones...aren't they pretty?

The seed order is in...the soil is purchased...and thawing in the garage...the greenhouse is set up (almost completely) and all I am doing now is waiting for the post man to bring me that glorious package...or three...so I can stop being presentable in public...and go back to having soil under my nails and in my hair! lol


So? what are you planting? Have you started yet? Link in and share your garden...or plans with us! I can't wait to see!

{Please do not forget to Publish the Fertilizer Friday Logo at the top of this post, and link into the mister linky list below. If you do not do this, you may not get as many "tourists" visiting your Friday post. }



30 comments:

Sonia said...

Hi Tootsie,

Well girl.. you have a jump on me..I haven't ordered any seeds yet! I love cosmos and you will too..so easy and pretty! I love cleome in my yard..pink and so easy too! Well hope you are having a great week. Stop by, I got a new custom blog button I'd like you to check out! Here's to go Dirt! Sonia

The Muse said...

i am so desperate for spring and green...i have put fake easter grass down on the basement floor!
(not really...but i am thinking about it!)

Teresa said...

Tootsie, I know the feeling. Not much in the blooming department here,either.Unless you count snow. I can'[t believe you have not done cosmos. They are the easiest flower ever. I love the idea of the trailing snapdragons. I will have to find some of these. Hope your winter is going well.

Autumn Belle said...

I am already getting very excited seeing your plans and seed orders. Many others are doing the same too. I'm sure when spring and summer comes, your flowers and blooms will be overwhelming!

Barbara said...

Morning Tootie, I walked around my yard hoping to find something still looking fairly good and the only thing that even looked alive was some lavender I bought several years ago at a lavender farm. I don't know much about it, but it is obviously a very hardy plant.
I will post a picture next Friday.

Barbara

Jessica said...

Hiya friend~

Oh, I've been dreaming of spring....that's what I shared on my post this week. I can't wait! Your gardens are always so amazing....everything you touch turns to gold....I mean green.:)

Have a beautiful weekend!

J~

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Good morning Toostie, girl you just sound way to energetic this morning, I haven't even pulled out the catalog yet. But then every year I get slower and slower. I can't wait to see your beautiful yard again this year...
Stay warm and work on.
Molly

B : ) said...

You know, I have spent time with seed catalogs since I was a very young girl. Just love them. Every year I want to buy tons of stuff, but so much of it is not for our Florida sun/heat. You'll LOVE the African daisies - no matter what color you get, there is a little ring of purple inside - just gorgeous.

Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

Bonnie said...

I love all the seeds you purchased. I can't wait to see how they do for you. It is fun to dream of spring and working in the soil.

Lori E said...

Cosmos will delight you I am sure. They are just so dependable.
I have used trailing snaps in my baskets. Very cool

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cool. I can't wait to see all the pictures you post of your new flowers after they grow and bloom.

I don't have much luck with seeds. Only zinna.

Have a great weekend!

Justine said...

OMG, it's almost planting time for you already? How excited you must be, especially trying so many different flowers. Love the trailing snapdragon and can't wait to see what you do with them. I have a feeling it's going to be great!

Love you!

Justine :o )

kclily said...

Hi Tootsie, I love snapdragons although I have never grown trailing snaps. My kids and grandkids call snapdragons "singing flowers" They always pull the petals apart and make the flowers sing. The grandkids tell me I must grow them so I do. Hey, if you have time put a post out about your soil purchase and the thawing. That sounds interesting to me. I would like to know more (how much, how you use it).

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Tootsie. Looks like you have picked some terrific new seed plants for this summer. I have always thought that the Purple Bells Cerinthe looked like such a fascinating plant. Cannot wait to see yours growing.
Lona

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Cerinthe is really beautiful, but there are two things about it: it tends to get straggly as the season goes on, so make sure to shear back some of the stems to encourage bushing and more flower production. I find the foliage also gets tatty, but that could well be a result of the large amounts of fog we get here. I tend to use it as a container plant only, but it works well front of garden. It will reseed in milder climates; here, it tends to sprout in late autumn and then get clobbered by a hard frost and not return.

La Petite Gallery said...

Yes Tootsie,
I love cosmos easy is the word for this spring. Tried Bluebells and Bells of Ireland. Nothing Red Hot Pokers Nothing. I am gettin a soil test this spring.

Stay warm. Beautiful post.

Yvonne in Maine

RainGardener said...

Boy I must be a mess Tootsie - thought I signed my name on the list and commented on here. In fact I think I did because I commented on your houseplants. Hmmmm where was I the Twilight Zone cause there is nothing here now. And I've been going down the list to see other people's posts. I swear I'm losing it.
Anyway I do Snapdragons too but some have started growing in other spots and they are like a trailing one but only I didn't put them there. More wierd stuff huh. I'm starting to wonder about me.
I love Cosmos and African Daisies too. I think you'll love them. Last summer I got a hardy African Daisy and was pretty excited. Hope it makes it through the winter It's been a really mild one and if it doesn't then it isn't very hardy.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Wow! Trailing Snapdragons..who knew? May have to find some for me! I absolutley LOVE Cosmos, You will too.
I'm headed out to pull weeds...well, as soon as the fog lisfts. We hit 68* yesterday....I was stuck in the car doing real life stuff...boy was I chopping at the bit!! LOL
I have some pics this week of pretty blooms from a public garden. Wish I had their gardener ;~) nah not really, l;ove the smell of dirt too much!
*hugs*deb

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Great choices! I love Cosmos. I started some winter sowing this past weekend and put in my seed order. At least it's almost time to get the seeds started!

Maureen said...

So many new things for this year. You must be excited to get your seeds and get things rolling.

Spring! The light at the end of the tunnel!

Darla said...

Trailing Snaps...interesting. You have some great choices here. Put my 'little' order in today....I'll share them when they come in...I need to know how to get petunias to germinate. I have 100% failure with them.........

HeatherF1 said...

The cerinthe really puts out a lot of seeds. Since you live in such a cold climate you might not need to worry about that, but around here you can end up with lots of the plants for years to come.
I don't usually do a lot of seeds as I don't have a greenhouse and I am not very patient, but I want to plant "Night and Day" nasturtiums under my rose arbor this year- they are pale ivory-yellow contrasted with mahogany. And probably carrots for our garden. Territorial Seed Company www.territorialseed.com is about 20 miles from my house. So much fun!

artis1111 said...

I wil get to see blooms in 4 weeks, when we go to the island. AND 85 degree weatheer.Oh yeah ,I will think of my friend freezing in Canada.Kathy

leavesnbloom said...

Tootsie I am glad you are getting lots of inspiration from the seed catalogues. My local garden centre is going to be selling Thompson and Morgan seeds this year so I am excited to see what the range will be from there rather than buying by post.

Alberta said...

Tootsie, you are way ahead of me...I've just started to make my seed order. Like you, I want to try a new-to-me sunflower - Florenza. I've grown Cosmos in the past with success. Another new challenge...asparagus! We love them so love we can wait for a tasty harvest...gives us time to find some farm fresh butter!!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am determined to do better on flowers this spring....You are an inspriration

Self Sagacity said...

Hello, I found your badge on Christine's page. I love gardening as well, though in the winter time, like you say, there's not much to show. I would really like to join your Fertilizer Friday very soon. See you then, have a great weekend.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear, dear Tootsie, I do so love your uplifting blog. I just don't have much going and no plans. I just let things happen, then at the last minute, with a lot of help from your neck of the woods, I get going. I love to visit and will. I am still out here.
QMM

raxx a day in the life said...

Oh Tootsie, here you go again! I cant wait! In my present condition I can only sit bye and admire yours and other's flowers, and struggle to keep my current flowers and plants alive!!

TTYL!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Hey Tootsie
Am looking forward to all those new plants!! Sorry I missed FF - was away for a Yoga weekend :). Very nice! Hope you had a lovely weekend, Ev