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Friday, December 11, 2009

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Dec 11/09

Welcome to Fertilizer Friday!!! Today is the day we all get together and flaunt our flowers!
Fertilizer Friday is the day when gardeners from all over the world join in and share the blooms of their labors!
Now...if you are not familiar with the winter rules will be...since I have ZERO to gardens are bare...I (and other gardeners in similar climates) are sharing our favorite photos from months, gardens, years gone by, or the current indoor gardens and houseplants that they have. Those who have real live beauty to share are doing just that!
So? What are we waiting for? Feed your flowers/ houseplants...gardens...snap some photos, link in and Flaunt with me!
I have absolutely NOTHING new to share today...NOTHING. Why? Funny you should ask...
THIS is why. This photo is of the flower bed in my header photo. We got a foot of snow here one morning last is currently -15F here...that's -27C for all of us Canadians...The day we got this dump of snow...we also got all the way down to -37C overnight and I was scared that my greenhouse would not survive the night. (hey you see the orb? I took 3 photos of the same thing and that orb -no it is not a moon or a garden object- it only appeared in 2 of them....the first and the third!)
She made out just fine! My little gas heater worked overtime, but the plants inside are still just as alive as they were for the last few months! WHEW!!!! The cold weather did however make one of the large windows crack badly...and now I am redneck mending...with packing tape until it is warm enough to replace the first panel on the long side....again.
Today I am taking a look back at the header bed...the top photo of this post is the current state it is in...
This is what it looked like in 2006. My current greenhouse sits where that little one is now...and then
This is the same bed in 2007
You all know this is the header photo for my blog...this is 2008And this is 2009.
Oh how I miss the summer!!!! Shoveling 4 foot drifts when the wind blows...BLOWS! It is snowing again right now and is expected to continue tonight...we are expecting almost 4 inches tonight! guys know what to do...DON'T FORGET TO LINK IN!!!! Let the other gardeners see your glory...or ( in my case) daydream of warmer days!
Blogger is very slow this week...I will be there as soon as I can!


Four Paws and Co said...

Unbelievable! I loved all the photos. ☺

Autumn Belle said...

Yay! You have snow for winter. Thank you for hosting Fertilizer Friday. I hope somebody can help ID my UFOs.

Unknown said...

Hi Tootsie
Well, it's winter so no gardening for a few months. Time to put up yr feet, sit by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate :) and a nice book.

It's educational for me, since I cannot imagine how cold -15deg is, and what to do with so much snow! Lucky the greenhouse and plants inside are ok.

It's great to see yr summer photos - such colours!

Well, take care and keep warm. Thanks for hosting FF, Evelyn

ps. Sorry for being the troublesome one the last 2 weeks :)

deb said...

Brrr.... I know you're cussingf the snow but I miss it!! Yes, yes, even the shoveling!
So awesome you had the foresight to takes pictures each year. Wish I had thought of that. But you know how it is...time flies.
Keep warm!

deb said...

brrrr.....I know you are cussing the snow but I actually miss it! yes, even the shoveling!! Yeh, I'm sick LOL
Great foresight to picture your gardnes progress. Wish I had thought of that!
Keep warm

trash talk said...

Good grief...I'm shivering all over thinking about all that snow and -15! I swear up and down not to whine too loudly about our +17 from this point on. You be careful around all that slick stuff with your in-again/out-again hip!
I will say, I think summer 2009 you really outdid you!!!
Have some hot cocoa and start working on 2010 in your dreams.
Gotta teeth are chattering!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tootsie,
Your temps are even colder than ours! I've had the last 3 days off of work, and am not looking forward to going out this morning.

I enjoyed looking at your snow and lovely flowers. I'm glad the greenhouse ones are OK and hope your duct tape holds.

Anonymous said...

Well at least you have your beautiful photos to remind you what you will have again in the summer. My Christmas catus has just exploded with blooms. It's a year old, very unusual for me to have a plant that long... Don't cry about snow for Christmas, you could live in Fl. Check my blog if you want an idea of what that's like. :)


La Petite Gallery said...

Well, my snow melted with rain and sleet now it is cold and freezing.

They say the coast will get hit bad this week

Stay warm

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Tootsie, even though we don't have snow, the 30 degree nights have taken the few flowers I had and wiped them out, so I guess we will have to start all over again when it warms up a bit. I hope you stay in and stay warm. Hugs, Marty

Jessica said...

WOW! Your snow is amazing! I love ya girl and I hope you have a great weekend!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Very pretty snow garden you have there. It will make spring all the sweeter! Have a great weekend.

squawmama said...

Good Morning Tootsie... Beautiful photos and I saw the orb... ohhhh scary! Glad your greenhouse survived... Have a fun filled day!!!


Alberta said...

What beautiful gardens on such a frigid day! I can almost smell the floral scents - thanks!

Unknown said...

Hey Toots you got some snow there! Boy do you have snow. But your other pictures are nice and bright and cheerie. Sorry you're going to be buried for the winter. I know it gets really cold where you are too.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sorry to hear about the cracked glass in your greenhouse. Do you replace it or does someone have to come to fix it? I'm just assuming you do it yourself :)
It's nice to see all those pretty flowers. I love seeing how much bigger the bed got each year.

Cathy S. said...

Great Photos Tootsie!

Darla said...

You already know what a gifted gardener I believe you are...Just Beautiful Tootsie, every photo! I love these snow photos...I know you get tired of the snow, I love to see it though. Have your received any mail from me? A letter sent at the beginning of the week then a package the other day...another one headed out this weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so amazing. The transformation from year to year is beautiful. I can't believe all of your snow. It's pretty to look at, but I don't miss it one bit. Take good care of yourself, and have a wonderful weekend!


Justine said...

Ooh girl, that is one big orb! Wondering if it's a blown snowflake that got caught in your flash? Hmmm

Justine :o )

Deborah said...

I just love to look at my garden photos in the winter!! Your gardens are so beautiful!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Tootsie....I actually gasped when I saw your header.....How beautiful.....It's so nasty and cold here right, not with pretty's just bleak and brown. YUK.....I can't wait for the pretty flowers again.....

Do you have a place you order from like Burpee's??? I have some things I'd like to get a handle on before it's too late!

Warm blessings,

artis1111 said...

And I thought it was cold here at 13 !!!How do you make it in that cold temp?? BURRRRRRRWe had a snow last week that covered everythi g except the road, it was great.. I went to the pod to get something and the top of my dining room table has scratches all over it. DANG!!! Just one more tning that gets replaced. LOL Kathy

artis1111 said...

And I thought it was cold here at 13 !!!How do you make it in that cold temp?? BURRRRRRRWe had a snow last week that covered everythi g except the road, it was great.. I went to the pod to get something and the top of my dining room table has scratches all over it. DANG!!! Just one more tning that gets replaced. LOL Kathy

Its So Very Cheri said...

You have been on my mind a lot the past few days and I wanted to come by and see how you were doing.

Wow what a difference some snow makes. My kids are missing the idea of playing in the snow again this year--can't say mom and Dad are missing the idea of snow.


Rattlebridge Farm said...

I so loved your pictures of the garden. Stay warm!!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

My great goodness, I don't know what fertilizer you use. But I must find out. You have the prettiest flower beds I have ever seen!

Bren Haas said...

I love your posts about the greenhouse - it so inspires me!
I am sure I will have my share of redneck fixes this winter. NO SNOW yet.... but it is super cold. High of 19*F and lows in the -10 F this week. I have had a few of my warmer annuals drop and not look so pretty because the electric heater is having a hard time keeping up. I know they are not Dead... YET!
I hope to share something with you on Friday. ((HUGS))