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Friday, August 27, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers August 27/10

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Hello Bloggers/ Gardeners/ Friends!!!! 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 I am sharing more of the same…only bigger plants…lets take a look…

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My Hydrangea bed….I shared the huge blooms a few weeks back…but…

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it got bigger!!! almost the same size as my son’s pro-size basketball!!! I love it!!! IT IS A MIRACLE FOR ME!!! I usually kill Hydrangea within days of owning them…hahaha (yea me!)

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My front yard. The new wavy bed along the sidewalk is FULL. The Cottoneaster plants are still there…and growing nicely…you just can’t see them for all the other stuff! (please ignore the weeds in there-been a busy hockey mom this week)

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This is the first bed I ever used perennials in…made it last summer. It is filling in nicely…I am considering pulling the annuals that I added for fillers out.

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A little closer view of the bed…

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…and a spotlight on these cute little blooms…I love it.

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My Engleman’s Ivy is in need of some trimming…it has gone mental this year!!! You can barely fit up the steps! I LOVE IT!!!!

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I just love how the Crystal Palace Lobelia POPs in the garden…I wish I had a camera (or the skills ) to capture the true effect of the color…

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Sweet Potato vine in the metal purse is doing nicely!

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West side of the back yard…the two beds against the fence have been “thinned” which means Tootsie got ticked at the columbine…and ripped it out…It was looking awful…so half of each bed (at the back) is empty! But ya can’t tell from here…so it’s all good! haha

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little closer look at the newest area…the table and chairs…I think I am going to “grout” this in with sand this fall…maybenoya I will…Oh I just can’t decide…! Haven’t decided for sure yet! hows that for undecided gardening??? haha

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My header bed. I am a little disappointed in this bed this year. I just need to suck it up and plant the same things I did that year that I got the most beautiful photo, that I use as my header shot. I always try to “top” myself….and that photo is a hard act to follow. This looks pretty tho…

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…I like to look at it every time I go to the back door…or sit in the sunroom. It is a great shape too…

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My barn-board birdhouse bench…very full…that big Dahlia on the right…is supposed to be a dinner plate dahlia….I am really pissed oops I mean peaved that I got ripped off…not one of the dinner plate dahlia’s have produced a bloom bigger than 5 inches…what a rip off!!!

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Rudbeckia Chocolate Orange I love these blooms…except that they bloom when summer is almost over…and FALL has started to move in…Yes Gardeners…I SAID THE 'F’ WORD!!!

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My bed filled with “olden junk” and rocks is FULL. I might even have to thin it a little…hahaha (yea me!)

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The shade beds are doing okay…except for the slugs that are kicking the crap out of the hostas. I hate them!!! (ignore the weeds in here too)

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And a final shot…of my yard from the back gate. I wish you could all come visit…as you can see…there’s lots of room for you all! haha. Until then, I’ll just keep enjoying the friends and family that stop by all the time!

Well---that’s a few of the 80+ photos I took for this post today…haha. I figure you need to look at some of the other fantastic gardens from all over the world that link in to Fertilizer Fridays!

Until next time…Thank you to all of the gardeners that link in to Fertilizer Fridays. I love to visit your gardens! Big hugs and smiles to those who just choose to visit and comment so sweetly each time I post, ( I am still trying to make it around to you all for a visit to your blogs…I miss you all) I wish you all a safe and happy weekend.

I’d also like to thank my three special winks for stopping by so faithfully and so often…and to one of those winks in particular….’You’re very welcome!’ *) (you don’t need to thank me) (you know who YOU are!) *) *) *) MWUAH!

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