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Friday, April 23, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers April 23/10

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Okay!!! It’s Friday again already and that means it’s time to flaunt our flowers, gardens and all things green!

Now if you are not familiar with the rules of this little party…here they are;

If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like. The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing!

You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly!

Your post must include the logo above and a link to Tootise Time, or the linky will be deleted. I don’t mean to be harsh, but there have been a lot of people linking in and when the participants graciously click over to their blogs, there is no sign of Fertilizer Friday anywhere to be found. This is not fair to those who do follow the rules, therefore…well you know!

So? what are you waiting for? Get outside, feed, water, snap and post!

This week has been a warm one here in central Alberta Canada, and the greenhouse has been HOT! Things are doing VERY well…lets take a look:001

Just a couple of weeks ago, they were all so small that the pots looked HUGE…but now…

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Its like the Flower Fairy showed up!006

Yep! She sure did!!!

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The Marigolds are like a tiny forest with pretty yellow puffs!

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I will be lowering the second row of pots tomorrow…so things have room to grow!!!

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Portulaca is growing like a weed!

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Things are finally feeling like a jungle!!! I love the feeling of jungle…

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Grammie “B”s flowers are taking up valuable space….hint hint…might have to give them a bit of a trim…or she could just plant them…or something….hint hint…*)

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Last week everyone was posting beautiful Wisteria…so I searched high and low for one for me! LOOK!!! now…I need YOUR help…will I be able to grow it in the greenhouse??? There is one in the yard already for the last 4 years…and it is only 1/2 size….not playin games here…I want what you guys posted!!! and I want it NOW!

Wanna see what’s happening today out in the yard?

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Yesterday these were so tight that they didn’t show much green…but today the Lilac is getting ready to burst!!!

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And Tootsie does the dance of Joy!!!

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I love the very first day when there is a hint of green in the horizon…the hedge leaves are popping open..! woo hoo!!

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Columbines are well on their way…some of these are going to Grammie “B”s and to Niffers house very soon…they don’t get a say…I decide the gardening needs around here…hahaha! Niffer is one of my bestest friends…and she has decided to spruce up her yard…and I get to be the boss!!!

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I’m thinkin some Monkshood will be traveling across town to Niffer’s house too…hey…she said I can do whatever I want…and I will! Can’t wait to show you what’s planned…it will be sensational when it’s done!

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The leaves on the ornamental apple are doing well…open quite a bit! I am impressed at the progress in the front yard especially since it is not as warm as the back…

Everything is growing…popping out of the ground…and springing to life! It is a great feeling to go outside and see all the new growth…well almost all of it…

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This…I could do without…I’m already weeding and I haven’t even planted yet!

Oh well…it’s better than winter!

Now…it’s your turn…what’s growing in your gardens? I can’t wait to see…hit the linky, leave me a comment…and I will meet you there!

Tootsie!


53 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow, I wish my greenhouse was as full as yours. You sure do have a green thumb. I was joining in on Fertilizer Friday, but not sure how to link up.

Mary Ellen said...

Woo Hoo I get to be first! How did that happen! Know my post is not as green (not even green!) as yours and not near as pretty but hopefully it will be in a little bit!!

Girl I just drool every time I go inside your greenhouse!! I so want one! And I so need you to come and help in my yard!!!

bee blessed
mary

Debbie said...

Found it.......Yahoo! I know I am getting old but it wasn't there a minute ago. Anyhoo.....love your greenhouse and flowers!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your greenhouse looks like a jungle. What a wonderful place to spend time in. I'm glad to see that spring has arrived in Canada. Thanks for hosting.

Elaine said...

I just wanted to say Hello and that I loved your greenhouse and all the wonderful things in it. I will be anew follwer and maybe i can learn a few things from you. I wish I had a green thumg.

Elaine

Paula said...

I love seeing all your plants growing in your greenhouse - it has been fun to watch the process.
Thanks for hosting Fertilizer Friday. Love all your buds! Thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I wish I had plants like you - FABULOUS !!!!
And thanks for hosting.

Maureen said...

Tootsie, Tootsie, Tootsie! Fab-u-lous! Everything looks so wonderful. Your marigolds look like a forest for goodness sakes. Woo-hoo! It's here! Garden season is here!

Southern style in a northwest garden! said...

Hey Toots, Your garden is beaut iful as always.I am so jealous of your greenhouse it is so beautiful, It will be planting time before you know it. Time just seams to be going by so fast Hope you and your crew have A great weekend!

Angel said...

WOW! Isn't it amazing how fast everything is growing!! Maybe it was BILBO !! lol .... You have a very fertile mind, haha .... you come up with some amazing stories. You sure had me laughing with Bilbos antics. On to wisteria; I LOVE ! it, but I have had a difficult time with it. I had one called Texas Blue?? for over 10 years now . Never bloomed! grew like crazy, that was it! Got fed up yanked it out, "IT'S BACK!!" I can't get rid of the thing, you also have to watch its roots, nasty!!(keep it away from your house foundation, if there are any small cracks it will find its way thru !! ) I did find a smaller variety called "Amethyst Falls" that one has been great.Flowers every year,and hasn't gotten out of hand ..... yet. Well good luck on your wisteria venture, that was my 2 cents for what it was worth :) ..... hahaha
Have a great weekend!

Self Sagacity said...

All those new growth! Looks like your nursery is coming along great! Haven't participated in a while, but able to this week. Happy for you and your green house!

Troy said...

I did it! I wrote a new post instead of a recycled one, just like I promised. With pictures and everything!

Your plants are looking good Tootsie! I wish I could say the same for mine.

Alea said...

Your greenhouse amazes me; I can"t believe that you already have blooms in there! It is going to be so much fun watching your yard be transformed this year!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lady, you have got to have the greenest thumb!! Everything is going gangbusters! Amazingly gorgeous!! Way to go!
*hugs*deb

LC said...

Wow... your greenhouse is WAY ahead of mine! I am however making some progress and hope to catch up just a little! Happy Friday.. Larry

LC said...

Wow... your greenhouse is WAY ahead of mine! I am however making some progress and hope to catch up just a little! Happy Friday.. Larry

artis1111 said...

The plants look WONDERFUL!!!! Do yo have the Wyisteria growing as a bush or a trellas? When they do the bush here they trim is .Mine ,I will trim a little this year. Mine is 5 years old. I didn't think it would ever get na lot of blooms on it. This year it did. I have Iris in bloom. LOL Kathy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Tootsie...great to be back here with all my gardening buddies!!! Wisteria in NW Tenn is practically indestructible...My Mom had several and we mow them down every week in the summer and they just keep on coming back...so...trim away if you want it to spread would be my suggestion...they form a tremendous root system that is almost impossible to kill ...beautiful but invasive!!!

Patricia said...

I am joining you today, thanks for hosting. I will be back later to visit, its early morning here so I'm going back to bed.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Things look great in the greenhouse. I'm fairly itching with excitement to get out there myyself and plant something! But w have a few weeks to go yet before we can take the chance. (I am going to start some seeds indoors though.)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tootsie,
I keep commenting how your greenhouse looks like a place of business. Is it? Things look awesome in there! Isn't it exciting to see green outside? Have fun at Grandma B's and your friend's places.

I was surprised to see I'm #23, and it's only 7:15 a.m.

Hartwood Roses said...

I haven't been here in a few weeks. WOW, things in your greenhouse are really jumping!! Everything looks wonderful.
Connie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. All of your plants and flowers are just gorgeous. I can't believe how much they have grown. I know the yard is looking fabulous. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

Thank you very much for hosting. I'm looking forward to some bloggy visiting this weekend. Your garden looks amazing and your greenhouse is incredible!

Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Tootsie. I am jealous that you have blooms already. Everything is coming along there. The greenhouse is so full and lush. Look at the blooms on the geraniums and marigolds. I am dealing with the same weeds - but weeds will always be a part of a gardeners life. Have a good weekend.

Denise said...

WOw, things are really growing fast. When will you plant all these beautiful flowers in your garden... assuming that's what you will do with them? They are gorgeous, makes me want to buy a big green house and try growing my own ;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

As usual I'm blown away by what you're greenhouse is looking like!
Your Lilac is growing so fast, before you know it you'll be smelling those flowers.

Andrea said...

WOW...your garden is awesome.
Blessings, andrea

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your plantings are amazing. I swear I can SMELL the good earth when I visit your blog!
Cass

Noelle said...

Hello,

This is my first entry into Fertilizer Friday. I am so excited! Your greenhouse garden is beautiful - your marigolds are just huge.

Have a great Friday!

Noelle

Tamara Jansen said...

Are you sure you don't want a sideline job servicing a garden center in Calgary?! You've got the golden touch, lady!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tootsie!!! Its Gramy B: I love that your green house is lush with plants and lots of blooms. Im also happy that my stash is well taken care of. Youre doing a great job. Go ahead and pamper my little babies for another week or two ha ha ha. Have a wonderful dirty day in your little paradise. Love grammie.

Junebug said...

Do you want to share? I'll be right over to pick some out for my yard! You say we live far apart! Well, I can dream that I am in the middle of your wonderful greenhouse!! Oh, to have a greenhouse like yours!! Love it!

Bonnie said...

You truly are amazing. I can’t believe how wonderful everything looks in your greenhouse. You are a very ambitious person with wonderful ideas. I enjoy every post you create. Thanks for bringing me along on your garden journey. It really is FUN!

Jeannie B. said...

I like the idea of Friday Fertilizing. I certainly need help remembering. Have enjoyed your green house tour and I think I put everything required in the right place. This is my first time joining you. If I didn't do it right , please let me know!! Now, to start my tour!

The Japanese Redneck said...

You should own a nursery. Wow, everything looks great.

RainGardener said...

Tootsie everything is really coming to life at your place. I can't believe the greenhouse - it's loaded. My sentiments exactly what you said about the Wisteria. I have a small one too. ;-)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow just look how much your flowers have grown in a week. Girl what kind of fertilizer do you use. I thought you had it mixed up in your tub of water???
Why don't you keep your wisteria trimmed up as a tree form that way you could keep it in your green house.
I planted two Monkshood this spring because I loved your and one has died already. I am bummed out.The other one does not look to healthy either. I may end up getting them both replaced. Poor little things. LOL!
Happy FF. Lona

La Petite Gallery said...

Isn't it wonderful to see plants grow. It's like a miracle.
When I am planting it makes me think of God and the Heavens.

Everythings looks wonderful
Tootsie..

yvonne

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Tootsie,

I have never had much luck with Wisteria in zone 5, but you might do well with it in the greenhouse.

You really should be in the business with the expertise you have putting out those annuals.

Eileen

Nancy's Notes said...

What an awesome green house! You are an amazing gardener, I am so inspired by your blog!

Sue said...

OMG!!!!your plants are beautiful.



Sue

linda may said...

What you can do in that green house is absolutely amazing Tootsie.
Is that ornamental Apple still decorated with dry fruit from last year or are those flowers. I haven't seen one of those before.Cool.
I have the same weed here, I wonder where they came from originally.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Wow do I ever need your touch right now....Our yard needs so much work....You do such a wonderful job....

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tootsie...I am in awe of what you do! It's just amazing to me. I always picture you out in the country with endless space around you..and yet I see in photo's that other homes are nearby just as they are where I live. Probably a much nicer area though! :) My neighborhood is 50 some years old and hasn't been taken good care of. Our home is by far the nicest on on the entire street. It's sad.
Anyway...I have nothing to show but I have just come to look at your..and wish!! You are simply an amazing woman!!
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I visited the Grand Canyon once..came to the mouth of it by boating up the River. Back under the overhanding rocks was the most lovely Colombine and my friend broke off a chunk with a rock as it grew right out of the side of the cliff's. I took it home very careful in wet paper..and potted it and it grew for awhile and I loved that plant. Then one day it began to die and there was nothing I could do to save it. What did I do wrong. Is there a secret to growing it? Did I lose it because it was wild? Heat of California?
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I know nothing about Wisteria except it is beautiful. I am no help to you at all.

The Shiny Pebble said...

I just found your blog. How fun to have a place to share our flowers.

Love Where You LIve said...

Next time. Next time! In the interim, I just want you to know that I'm flaunting my flora here at my home. I got back in from being out of town nd my rose bushes were overloaded with fragrant, lovely blooms! I was in heaven, mainly because I don't have the natural green thumb you do. Have a nice weekend, -s

linda may said...

Hey Tootsie! My dear hairy son just put the logo and a link on my blog for Friday Fertilizer....am I legal now Hahahaha.

Patricia said...

Tootsie, What lucky people to have you come and plant their gardens. Your greenhouse plants are just beautiful, all that green, You really have a special gift. My mother-in-law is always telling me I need her green thumb, I informed her I have a friend whose thumb is greener than hers. I think I offended her but thats OK. Shes not as perfect as she thinks she is. LOL
Have a great week. Patricia

Melissa said...

I'm sooo thrilled to find your blog and look forward to seeing everyone's pretties!! I love to work in my yard and flowers in the summertime. I'm hoping that the hard economy here this year won't prevent me from doing so this year. If it does, I'll just come here and look at everyone elses.

Barbara said...

Hey Tootie, It has been a while since I was here, but will try to put something together for next week. Have a good one.

Barbara

siteseer said...

Now for the real question??? Does it cost a fortune to operate a greenhouse like that? I know I'm not being polite, but I want you to tell me that anyone can do it... even on a shoestring budget lol