Friday, May 6, 2011
Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 6/11
Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!!
Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together , snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?” Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:
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!
All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or 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!
WHAT A WEEK WE HAD HERE!!! It seemed like it was a gong show from the first moment on Monday morning! First there’s the sick kids…strep throat and runny noses…then there’s the appointments…and trips to school…and …and….on and on and on!!! I did manage to make it around to many of your blogs…and all of the participants of last week’s flaunt…I am however…still very far behind in the commenting department! Forgive me!!!
I planted pansy’s’ with my youngest daughter’s kindergarten class for Mother’s Day today. After I did that I came home and began the hardening off process in the greenhouse.
Lets just say that it didn’t go quite as smoothly as I had hoped!!! Once I got ALL of the hanging pots outside…(so that the pots on the floor and lower shelves could have a little light…) I realized…There was NO way I would be able to get them all back in…they were HUGE! So…I got the clippers out…and gave them all a little cutting back.
okay…it turned into a huge undertaking…and I filled the entire garbage can with Petunia cuttings…it also did not do much for the fitting back in situation…ha-ha….
How the heck did I have these all in here before???? I had to line the floor with hanging pots…all the hooks were full!!! ha-ha-ha…good thing I am getting rid of some tomorrow!!! (whew!)
I am not too worried about the over crowded floor right now…I would rather not walk in there…than have them squished!!! They can’t grow nicely if they are all pushed too close together!!!
I mentioned the portulaca last week…well…it’s blooming!!!
so are the geraniums…I love this color!!!
This one and the next one make me laugh…I left them in the garage all winter long…they are last year’s plants…as soon as I put them in the greenhouse…they popped into bloom!
My 9 year old Geranium did the same thing! I thought she was dead…I’d let the garage get a little cold this winter and her leaves looked frozen…I am so happy to see her “smiling”
I am so excited to see some buds on the trees!!! yay!!! spring is here!!!!!!!
Soon we will have leaves!!! I just love the first few days of seeing the fresh new leaves on the trees…it’s such an optimistic feeling!
This is my Monkshood….it seems to be very happy to see the spring too!
The rest of my week will be spent running in and out of the greenhouse bringing the plants out for a little bit…and running them back in before they get too much sun and burn up…cleaning the beds up and getting ready for the big day! (planting day!)
I can’t wait to see what you all are sharing…especially since last week’s flaunt managed to inspire a new project or two that got put on my list!
So??? Lets get to the flaunting!!!
I hope you will join me for a special mother’s day posting…we can’t forget the moms…!!! I will be back with that in a day or two!
Thank you all for popping over for a visit…and for linking in this week! I will be around as soon as I can to visit you all!!!
Until next time…hugs and smiles…wishes for a safe and happy weekend…and a very happy Mother’s Day hug to all the moms out there! See you Sunday…and Happy Gardening!
*)*)*) to my special three!!! be careful what you wish for!!! You might just get it! *) mwuah!!!
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you will find links to the above parties by clicking here