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Friday, April 2, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers April 2/10


Fertilizer Friday is the day when gardeners from all over the world join in and share the blooms of their labors!

If you are new to this party...WELCOME!!! If you are a regular...WELCOME BACK! Anyone can post plants of any are all welcome...the more the merrier!
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!
I would like to add, that if you are not a may still join in. The name Fertilizer Friday actually was coined to remind those of us who like to feed our greens, but forget! Fertilizing is not a must...but the flaunting...IS!
Please Publish the Fertilizer Friday Logo at the top of this post, and link into the mister linky list below. If you do not do this, you may not get as many "tourists" visiting your Friday post.

Today I have much to share. I have been working my little fingers to the bone, and have seen some SPRING in my garden.027

The Hydrangea is a bloomin! 024

The Wandering Jew is blooming!!! Yippie!!! I have never coaxed one of these into bloom before…I am super excited!!!016

There were three spots that I found that had some blooms on them…it took forever to get a shot, as they only stay open a very short while…008

They close up within hours of first bud!


The greenhouse is GROWING!030

Things are popping up all over the yard. I have few perennials, but those I do have are waking up.031

Lilac is getting ready to burst!034


I think this one actually may make a second appearance this year! I thought it was dead.040

I was so excited to see a little green grass…041

Until I turned around…and saw this! EWE!!! Well…we best be fixin that!042

So out comes the lawn mower…the thatch blade gets installed…and we are off to the races!!!


A few sweeps later and the dead grass was flying…just laying there waiting to get picked up…063

What a HUGE difference! And that was just the first sweep! Nothing was even picked up yet…like the difference between good and evil!046

I go first up and down…then lower the blade again and go side to side…then I remove the thatch blade…and pick it up! I think the garbage man is going to resume his nasty looks at me when he comes next week. haha…he doesn’t like my yard waste much…too many bins! to be him! Oh my what a lot of work…I am exhausted…especially since before I started this grass project… 064

I ran my a$$ off out in the alley teaching my “Busy” to ride her bike with no training wheels!!!! I think my baby is growing up…and blooming!

Thank you to 'Georgie' for taking such great shots of the garden and ignoring directions not to shoot shots of me! seems that I can never be clean when I am featured in my own blog! Honest...I do shower! haha

So? what’s happening in your garden? Snap some shots, ADD THE ‘FF’ LOGO TO YOUR POST, link into the linky below and flaunt with me! Can’t wait to see!



Troy said...

I think maybe it's time to start writing new posts instead of recycling opld ones. The weather was great today, and I got to go out and clear the winter debris out of the garden. If it holds, in no time at all garden season will be in full swing.

Just looking at all the things you have growing makes me want to go out and play in the dirt!

deb said...

OMG!!! Love your hydrangea! And every things growing! YAY!
The itch is getting under the skin...let's play in the dirt!

Erin said...

Hey, Tootsie, just (for the first time eveh!) saw that thatching attachment for the mower and thought, hmmm...I could do that and then what happens? I open blogger and see you out there doing it. YOu so rock, my friend!

linda may said...

Bloomin' loverly Tootsie, can't wait to see it all in another month or so. Your daughter is blossoming too:)
I am in this week.

Anonymous said...

The hydrangea is gorgeous. Looks like spring is finally getting to you. But what I'm really coveting is your flat lawn. I don't have a flat square foot on my property. My yard is so steep, its a nightmare to work in. Thank you for hosting.

Julie said...

Amazing grass transformation!!!!

Bonnie said...

Yeah Busy! What another great post. I just love SPRING!!!!

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Love your garden and your greenhouse. I wish hydrangeas grew well in my garden (jealous).
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments.

Darla said...

Love a good push mower!! Everything is looking good Toots. What perennials do you have...I have always wondered....

Dumpster Decorators said...

Numerous sticks here at least some have buds.

Larry said...

First star magnolias opening here... hopefully rain tomorrow... could this actually be spring? LC

pammiejo said...

As always, I admire your back-breaking work in the yard and it always turns into such a beautiful yard! I love watching the plants grow in the greenhouse. PAM

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, you are an expert gardener inside as well as outside. Your grass looks like mine this year, but it is slowly starting to green up. Happy Easter!


Embellished Bayou said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party, I just linked up!

The JR said...

LOL Tootsie, your safer with your garbage men that we are from ours. I always tell my DH if the house gets burned down we need to blame it on the garbage men.

It will be cause DH puts all his hunting and fishing remains (stinky stuff) into the trash. And you know by the time the GM come how stanky it is!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It seems like once your garden starts to wake up, it just goes full force. I'm always anxious the get the grass cut the first time of the season, and I do it myself too.
I hope you have lots of flowers on your lilacs this Spring!

Connie in Hartwood said...

It's wonderful to see the promise of spring in your garden. Go, buds, go!


Bren Haas said...

I took a minute to share some of those fab blooms on your wonderful flaunt day! THANK YOU for giving us all reason to talk about our blooms.

LOOK AT YOU GO GIRL in the yard! ((HUGS)))

Alea Milham said...

It won't be long now, or at least that is what I keep telling myself. :-)

BTW, When my oldest was learning to ride a bike (and it was taking forever) I threw her and my husband outside and told them they could not come in until she could ride a bike. That definitely sped up the process. :-)

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hey there Funny Lady! You are just too funny!! Everything is looking WONDERFUL!! I can't believe you're out there with the mower already. The weather is sunny, warm and it's primetime to play in the dirt!


Betty said...

Hubby remarked today the lawn would need mowed soon. Your hydrangea is so pretty. Hydrangea is on my wish list for this year.
They grow up so fast Glenda. My son is going to be 25 this year, wow where did the years go. He hopes to buy his own house this year.

Tamara Jansen said...

Hi Tootsie, I just finished nominating you for a Mousie blogger award over at Mouse and Trowel! You are the best Urban Garden blog I know :)

Spread the word. Just go to

La Petite Gallery said...

I am watering my plants and fert. on Fridays. My plants send much Thanks to Tootise.

Happy Easter Sunday.


Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, you've been a busy girl, Tootsie! I don't think I'd have the stamina to thatch my yard. Plus, you are taking care of all those awesome seedlings! Some of them look like nicotianas. Do you have them in one of the photos?

It's at the point of spring here, where there are new things coming up and new things blooming every day. I love it!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Here from Hocking Hills Gardener from Adrienne in Ohio--a chain of blogs!
Enjoyed your blooms and vicariously watching you mow your lawn.

siteseer said...

It shows that you are doing what you love. My husbands goal is to just keep the grass below the knees :) I forget where you live... in Michigan it's against the law to put yard waste in the garbage... you have to compost it or have it hauled away to a compost project. We live with a RR in our backyard so that's where ours goes lol... over the back fence. Can't wait to stop back and see all your beautiful flowers filling in all the blank spots under the trees and around your lovely home.

Millie said...

I couldnt seem to post my link, but I did enjoy your topic today, and the seedlings look great.