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Friday, August 28, 2009
Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Aug28/09
Welcome to Fertilizer Friday!!! Today is the day we Flaunt Our Flowers!!! First things first...get out there...FEED those plants. Then take some fabulous photos of those gorgeous blooms and foliage...put them in a blog post...add my photo above to that post...then...link it to my blog. Once you have your post already posted....add your name to my Mister Linky below...and strut your stuff!
This week is a big post. I almost put up a video! But sadly, it was very jerky...have to practice a little first...maybe next week!
Here's my flaunt for this week...
More Garden room
Rudbeckia is going strong
A view from inside the garden room...
To the left of the room...
Bike bed by garage...
This is by far my best year for Lavatera...they are supposed to be less than half that tall!!!
I love these colors!!!
Another view of the header bed.
Inside the bed, beside the greenhouse door..
My front stoop. I have never showed this before!
Malva...these are from Mary at Mary's Meanderings...!
Side bed...the Malva is really getting tall!!!
I love this bed when it is full!Front of house...
More of Mary's Malva Zebrina....thanks Mary!!!
If you were walking from the front yard into the back...this is what you see when you approach...
And as soon as you pass the header bed...look right to see this!
Thank you for joining me today! Now...don't forget to comment!!! Every comment from yesterday and the rest of this week...will go into the giveaway....Yesterday's post will show you what it is....If you want to be included in the draw...comment on today's post...or yesterdays...as many times as you like...(oh...and there may be a bonus draw....for a surprise item!)
Make sure you join me in the garden flaunt!!! I want to see what you have to share this week....and so do the other participants!!!
Lets get flaunting!
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Hey thanks for the wonderful comment your flowers are wonderful a usual I wish mine still looked as fresh as yours did I guess thats why theres fall plants! Have a wonderful weekend!
It looks like your garden is at it's peak. Everything is so lush and colorful. All that hard work in the greenhouse and planting sure has paid off.
I am speechless! Your entire garden is beautiful! Lavatera doing great, and I really like the ornamental cabbages, which appear to be quite compact, unlike the huge ones I grew (too big!)
Goodness..everything is so beautiful. I love the windows in the fence. I have never noticed them before. Truly awesome.. do you want to make a trip to Ohio next spring to get me started? You'd have to stay all summer.
Oh, Tootsie, you have the greenest thumb around. Your flowers are just simply beautiful! I'm an ardent admirer!! PAM
I swear you have a filter on your camera that makes everything look brighter. Even your grass seems to glow. You must work very hard on your gardens, they are so very beautiful.
I want your flowers.....They are awesome..
Dang it girl! I had to enlarge just about every photo and nose around your yard. MG should give you something...it makes a huge difference in the health of the plants...I can tell here too. Beautiful, beautiful and yes I jotted down a few notes....smile. 'bout them roosters....I'm still in!
oops...I link up later..gotto get some fresh photos if the rain clears.
I've never, in my life, seen such beautiful flowers. What a blessing to awaken each and every morning and see all this beauty. Now, what you need is......a crowing rooster !!! tee heeee...
Your gardens are just lovely, Tootsie.
I'm glad I checked out your blog because I'm into plants and gardening big time! I think your garden is gorgeous and I am extremely envious of all the fantastic things you can grow. How do you manage to keep it looking to fresh? Most flowers in my garden now are finishing.
Toots, honey! Your garden is spectacular! The plant combination, colors, whimpsy art...everything!! Glad I got to participate in FF this week ;)
I love your garden room. Everything looks gorgeous!
I'm soooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!! My beds I thought looked good, but my goodness yours are just beautiful....
Your garden is so pretty, I just love the kales.
Happy Fertilizer Friday!!
I will not be able to do FF next week.
Wow!!!! love love your flowers....thanks for sharing...have a great weekend...Pat H
What a huge transition in your yard from May til now! WOW! You have got it going on, Glenda. FABULOUS!!!
I had a dikens of a time getting my post to take to Mr. Linky today. I hope it's finally on there!
Good morning Tootsie. I never tire of looking at your gardens. Always so full and colorful. You have so much to look at and I'm sure the photos don't do it justice. I would LOVE to visit your gardens - but I'll have to continue to visit this way. I hope you have a fabulous day. You are such a sweet person.
You must keep yourself really busy with the watering. It makes me tired thinking about it :) I can't believe how much you have going and all the color. You really do make the most of your growing season! Beautiful!
Good Morning Tootsie... Like BJ said never in my life have I ever seen a garden in a home as beautiful as yours... Everytime I look I see something new. Today it was the hanging clock. We are going through Canada next summer on our way to Alaska. I would love to see you gardens if we could... Thanks for such beauty!
Hi Tootsie, everything looks beautiful - as always. I'm glad you showed the front of your house so I can show Bob - I couldn't find it the other day when I showed him your bench and your 'mutant' malvas. ;-)
Today is going to be my first time missing Fertilizer Friday. They put my Dad back in the hospital yesterday (he was in last week too) and he is very sick this time. I'll be busy going back and forth to spend as much time with him as I can and then I'll be back to post when everything slows down here.
That malva is amazing! I'm going to have to talk to Mary about that. Since I live just a few miles from her, I bet it would grow beautifully along my back fence. Thanks for showing us your beautiful yard again. Sally
Holy shit! I can't even describe how in awe of you I am at this moment. Yours is probably the most beautiful yard I've ever seen. You must be the talk of the town, no?
I still can't believe you poured those cement pavers yourself. My goodness, it's absolutely beautiful!!!
Rooster mugs! Rooster mugs! Rooster MUGS!!!!!!!
Justine :o )
Your flowers are beyond beautiful..and your garden room is just gorgeous. I would never want to leave it. Thank you for sharing all that beautiful....
You have the most amazing yard!!! So very very beautiful. The patio is spectacular Tootsie.
I think my comment got ate up.
You have the most amazing yard!!! Very very beautiful. The patio turned out amazing Tootsie.
Wow - your gardens are gorg!! Everything looks stunning!!
Just stopping by and making the rounds and couldn't resist a little stroll through your yard - it was very peacful and relaxing - just what I needed before heading home!
Happy Weekend to you Toots -
Oh my, Miss Tootsie! Looking fabulouser and fabulouser each week. Eve3rything looks amazing, but I esp. like the flowers in teh bike bed - beautiful assortment! Thanks for hosting Fertilizer Friday. Hope you are getting a chance to just sit back, relax, and enjoy your gardens for a bit, before the fall work begins.
Lookin' great around there as usual!! All those petunias must smell fabulous!
I don't know if you get over to RMS too much anymore (I don't too often), but you have to check out "A little bit of paradise" in the garden section. A man after my own heart with a garden like that! He might rival you with fertalizing! ;) Heather
I would probably sit on the patio and never get up, it's all so pretty. Does your malva come back like it does down here? It's one of my favorites.
First of all everything looks beautiful.
Secondly I have a gazillion questions:
How often does it rain there?
Do you do this all on your own?
How often do you feed your plants?
Do you plant special fall plants?
Each time I visit you I am just stunned. What kind of grass do you have? It's so perfect and has filled in between the rocks so well. Everything is just unbelievable!
Your garden looks gorgeous for this late in the season. I love just looking at the pics and dreaming. -Jackie
Beautiful flowers, Tootsie. I spent most of the day today pulling up weeds from the old, overgrown flowerbed. I hope to get my shrubs planted tomorrow.
hay hay, Love the photos as always, I tried to do the link thing a bit late for the Friday Fertlizer but SURPRISE, maybe it made it thru?
the best is yet to come,
thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for the fun!
hay hay, Hope this one makes it on board, I don't think the last one did!
Amazing as always your flowers, wow the energy you must have!
I also tried to do the Fertlizer Fri thingy don't think that one posted either.
the best is yet to come!!!
Things seem to be slowing down at our house a little, so I took the time today to give your yard a good look, it is beautiful!!!!! I can't imagine how you manage to keep up with it, you must work late into the night. It's been a while since we had a good 'email chat' we'll have to do that soon.
Take care my friend and take some time to smell those beautiful flowers.
Love & Hugs
Holy COW, woman! Your garden is stunning. Don't you some times wonder how you get it all done? Do you have garden fairies to help with the weeding?!
I am picking my jaw up off the floor...your gardens are fabulous. Give yourself a big pat on the back. I plan on joining on next Fridays fun.
Ya I want to know how often do you fertilize them and what do you use.?
Think you can answer all our questions?
Those are just beautiful pictures.
I can sure tell how much you love your yard and all the flowers.
OK. You said on a comment to me,
"I need a cloche!".
Maybe you were only teasing, but, if not.....
Do you want to know what my little guy is in?
He is in an upside down votive candle holder, which is siting on a little glass piece.
You want a big one?
Go to the thrift store and get a cake dome. Vases also work. Upside down, with a glass knob on top.
Want more ideas? Give me a holler!!
Hope i was a help. =0))
wire anythings work great too.
You can even form your own with chicken wire around any shape you want.
Your flowers are incredible!... as usual.. I'm late, it's Monday and I'm just getting around to posting a few pix.
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