Friday, May 20, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 20/11

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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!

Things here have been CRAZY as usual…I haven’t had one minute to sit and relax for days!!! It feels great to be so busy, but this Toots is getting tired. I am looking forward to the spring plant being all done, and things to slow down a little bit. I miss my blog time! ha-ha…but alas…it is what it is….and here is what I have been up to…and have to share.

It has been incredibly windy here this week. Damaging winds have taken their toll on my spring crop of annuals…

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…my once lush pots have sustained some serious wind damage…but I will fix that up with a little pruning and a lot of TLC…no worries there…

Most of the flowers spent the last week outside in the garden…I didn’t have time to bring them inside…so they are hardened off …sunburned and wind whipped…but some didn’t get out yet…for example…

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My Passion flower from seed looks great planted with blue bacopa-

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-another with white bacopa. I can’t wait to see what they look like when they bloom…

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My mature passion flower spent the last two weeks blooming up a storm…and now if you look closely, you will see….

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SEED PODS!!!! Yippie!!!

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Datura Angels Trumpet is looking good in this pot…I have started 6 of them to plant outside in the garden…I love the blooms these make, and can’t hardly wait to share them!

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I am loving the combination in this pot…it just pops!

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This one is going to be great too…

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The hanging baskets are looking good in spite of the wind and the hard pruning I gave them…bushy bushy!!!

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My window box hanging on the front railing of the house…the vine is also budded and ready to burst some leaves!!!

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This is a view of some of the trays of flowers in the back yard waiting patiently to be planted into the garden…there is a lot of work still to be done here….or should I say play…ha-ha-ha! *)

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The Perennials in my garden seem to be getting along nicely…I was really worried that the Iris bed wouldn’t make it through the winter…ha-ha-ha….silly me!

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They look like they are thriving!

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Only one of the hydrangeas from last year have started to bud out…hopefully they both do…they were glorious last year.

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I did manage to take 10 minutes to plant the bed by the fire pit. I just couldn’t help myself… It looks a million times better already!

It is the May long weekend here in Alberta…and that means lots is going on! It is the first long weekend of the summer and everyone is excited! The kids and I have a few fun things planned for the weekend…we are having a family weekend…long overdue…everyone gets to have a little fun!…So…I will be back with bells on…and maybe a little dirt under my nails on Monday or Tuesday to share another project and maybe a few planted beds with you!

I wish you all a safe and happy weekend filled with friends and family. Hugs and smiles…and thanks so much for being patient while you wait for me to return visits and reply to comments and emails. I have them all saved…just need a little time…Thanks for visiting…and to those who link in!

Until next time….happy gardening!

*)*)*)…to my special three…I hope your long weekend brings you everything you so richly deserve! xoxoxoxo!

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36 comments:

xinex said...

Sorry about the strong winds, Toots! Your plants still look fabulous though....Christine

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Seed pods from your passion flower...very exciting! I bet you'll have those wind tossed annuals back in shape in no time. Have a great week! Cheers, Jenni

Andrea said...

Hi Tootsie, i have been peeping here since this morning, but since we are ahead of you by one day, your Fri hasnt started yet! haha. But here you are with the post even if submission still starts tonight, unfortunately i cant do it tonight though my post was finished last night. I am sorry you were so busy, but looking at those piles of pots to be planted, i can see you will still be full in a couple of loooong days. It can be more advantageous for us here as our plants can be made perennials if we decide to, or biennials even if they are annuals, courtesy of no winter season!

Bernie said...

I can't see the link to add my post, Tootsie. I will pop by later to add it.

It's lovely to see that you've been able to get out into the garden to start planting up. I'm sure it will all look absolutely terrific in no time, despite the wind.

Sue said...

Love the wagon wheels in that bed by the firepit-what a nice display that makes.
So is that the trick to the bushy beautiful plants? A hard pruning? I have NEVER had luck with the fancy petunias-Waves, etc. They always look leggy and blech!

Darla said...

How big is your lot Tootsie? You have a lot of plants to get planted...what fun!

Darla said...

I don't see a linky thingy anywhere...

Carolyn said...

I love seeing pictures of your beautiful garden! Great post!

Silver MLM

Teresa said...

I can already see how beautiful your yard will look by July. Lots of good prospects going on there as usual. have a great weekend.

KK said...

Wow Tootsie...your grass ia amazing. I can't believe it gets so green so fast. Seems like last week it had that snow mold you were cutting off. Your pots are looking great. Have a great family weekend. You deserve it. :-)

Val said...

As always your plants look great! I can't figure out now to add my blog to FF. Am I missing something. I am adding your button to my sidebar now.

Gail said...

Your garden looks in reality like my dream garden looks like in my head. I think I need to work on lush abundance to accomplish my garden dream. THANKS for your great inspiration.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Your plants look great, can't believe how many to plant. I know it will be gorgeous.

Eileen

Jeannie B. said...

I love your pretty window box. Such color!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Your plants are looking lovely. Mine need weeding (and sunshine) badly. Have a great Victoria Day weekend.

BTW - I tried linking but it wouldn't work for me today. Blogger problems again??? Nevertheless, please check me out to see what's growing in my garden this week.

cherry said...

Good morning everything does look pretty even through the winds..

I don't see the link to join the party today it looks like it is set to start at 7PM this evening..
hugs and happy weekend, Cherry

Tootsie said...

sorry about the linky thing!!! I don't know what I was thinking!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Bee-U-Tee-Full!!!!

Have a great weekend dear one.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You had nasty wind we had nasty hail...when is the weather going to settle down?
Your gardens and plants still look fab! This is a busy time of year, so much to do in the garden. I have been busy too and neglectful (hanging head in shame). The weeds have taken over! I went out early this morning and got the front pulled, hoping to get to the back Sunday (so far that day is open).
Have a great family fun time this weekend!
*hugs*deb

Paula said...

Everything is looking great! I look forward to watching your garden grow - we have had nasty winds here too - not able to even get out much and I have a ton to do! Thanks for sharing your pots - love to see them at their beginning stages. Paula in IDaho

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I've had a Passion Flower for about 5 or 6 years now. We finally got flowers 2 years ago, but no seed pods. Yet. I'm so excited for you. Maybe there's hope for mine yet!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

Autumn Belle said...

Yay, the linky is up! Your garden looks great. Even the wind can't do much damage.

Becca's Dirt said...

I can't believe you have so many trays you started. Gosh girl. I can't wait to see it all bloomed out.

Kristin said...

Must be nice to be able to walk in the greenhouse once again. Your flowers are stunning, so jealous girl. Mine are still inside but its warm enough here to harden them off now.

Larry said...

Your plants look great! I haven't even had time to plant our baskets yet! Larry

Diann said...

We have had major winds too. We live right off Lake Erieand living by the water has its problems. All of your flowers looks so beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a great long weekend!

Crafty Gardener said...

Your garden is looking wonderful. Hope you enjoy the long weekend.

LisaWeidknecht said...

Hopping by to follow! Come follow me? Have a great Friday.

Diane said...

That window box against the white fencing is just gorgeous! Happy FF!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You have some great combinations there. I have a passion plant and it has never bloomed. V

MommyDigger.com said...

Sorry about the winds damaging your garden, it is beautiful though!

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Donna said...

Great flowers that you have finally been able to move outside..and strong survivors too...

Diane said...

Sorry if I'm leaving two comments, I don't see my first one that I left earlier. (Or did I? LOL).

Love this Fertilizer Friday idea. You have a lovely blog.

Paul @ Faucet Reviews said...

I love the wagon wheels. They really add to the overall feel. I must try and source some as a feature.

Shirley said...

Your baskets and gardens look terrific! What kind of hydrangeas do you have? I think your passion flower planters are going to be amazing planted with bacopa underneath. Lots of work/play but it's coming along nicely.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my sweet girl..sorry I missed your call last night..Love ya toots..Hugs and Love Gloria