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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers! April 9/10


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.

This week…well lets just say it has been a very good week for me. I spent almost the entire week inside my greenhouse. 10 –12 hours or more each day- planting my little fingers to the happy bone! Oh…it was a wonderful week. My children were away and I could do anything so I chose to go play! I was having a carefree trouble free time…until…HE showed up.001

HE showed up and immediately ripped off his scarf, threw it on the grass…and climbed a tree!!!002

Then he was sad because he could not get down…so I had to rescue him. 003

BILBO!!! WAIT!!!….but it was too late…


He found my greenhouse…headed right on in like he owned the place. 004

He is so happy to be almost as tall as a banana tree! (he’s really not so big-4 inches tops- but his personality is HUGE)


BILBO! If you plan to be invited back into my house…you will get out of that dirt! Besides…I want to plant that pot up…~~please Bilbo?~~

While he finishes in the pot (which he thinks is a sandbox I’m sure) I will show you around some of what I have going on!


I have planted a LOT of hanging pots…for me…my neighbor guy and my friend “Niffer” They are both wise enough to allow me to do what I want in their gardens…that way there is no fighting or crying or hitting! lol Just kidding…I’d never cry! haha036

Pots are everywhere!!! Top shelf, hanging bars…floors…


My large planters…There are 8 large ones so far, a two tier, and a couple of smaller ones…along with the ones that go in shelves, bike baskets…etc. Oh yea…don’t forget the window boxes!!!032

Yep…there are some big ones…but..what the heck is that you ask?033

Well…that is my Loofah! Yep..they are mad at me. BIG TIME! Some even got so mad they died! Yep!!! I transplanted them and they now look like this!


Apparently they do not like to get their roots disturbed! Well…they got moved…and I hope like crazy they bounce back! This…is a disaster of epic proportions for me…I am very concerned!029

Now that the pots have been planted, I have room for more trays of flowers…I used up almost 15 trays of plants doing this little task! woo hoo!!! more seeds! First I will share what I have left. Trailing lobelia…


Bilbo!!! What are you doing in the young Wave Petunias!!! Get out! They were too small to plant yet, so leave them alone!


Ever heard of an Easter Egg Plant? Me neither…so when I saw the seeds…I HAD to try them out…the blooms are supposed to look like colored Easter eggs! We shall see…035

My Marigold crop is looking like a tiny little forest…I just love it!042

A view from the doorway. Are you imagining the smell in here??? I bet you are!!! Deep Breaths…deep…FOCUS TOOTSIE!!!!


For Crying out loud!!! Bilbo! get out of the Geraniums!!! haha…he looks like he’s happy there! Okay you can stay for a while…just don’t get dirty.

EGAD !!! I turn my back for two little seconds…044

And the little brat is up to no good again! NO! Bilbo! That’s not blue pool water!!!! Its Fertilizer Water! (you know…Fertilizer Friday?) This was the first week…that I got to use Fertilizer on the whole greenhouse!!! woo hoo!!! That means things are growing up…but back to Bilbo here…


He thinks he’s pretty fancy standing on my sponge on the side of the water barrel….NO! Stop!!!046

Ya You smile…but wait till you fall in! Hot Shot!!! This is my greenhouse…not a gnome resort!047

….and he fell in…had to drip dry in the watering can….049

And climb the wall into my garden box…


…and try to take credit for the new bigger pot the Jade plant got to have today…and now I am exhausted!!!

It started out such a beautiful day here in Alberta…and then the wind came, brought a few showers…which turned into rain…which turned into extreme high winds, sleet, and……SNOW! I am NOT impressed with Mother Nature…it’s April showers…not April Blizzards!!! So I am going to head into the house to see what you all have to share with me in your gardens!