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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 21/10


It’s Friday again already and that means it’s time to flaunt our flowers, gardens and all things green!

Now if you are not familiar with the rules of this little party…here they are;

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!

Your post must include the logo above and 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!


Welcome to my garden. Today I would like to share all of the beds that I planted last weekend…and several of the pots that I planted this week. I have been very busy trying to get everything finished up so that the mess can just go away- BUT- I managed to fall off a ladder a couple of weeks ago, and I sprained my right arm. This makes using the computer, planting or pretty much anything difficult to do. I am VERY right handed…and refused to allow my injury to stop me…but it did manage to slow me down…substantially.

Here's what I did for two solid days last weekend:


I made my fountain,


I pulled the loofa and about 75 other pots out of the greenhouse.


I primped the pots a bit to cut away much of the sunburned leaves,


I planted…till my knees were calloused…


…and planted…till I couldn’t get my hands or feet clean anymore…


…and planted some more. I see I have some snow mold damage there…(in the grass)…ugh.


I just hate this time of the season because all of the plants looked so lush and big in the greenhouse, and then I plant them…and they look puny spindly and small in the gardens…GROW DAMNIT…NOW!!!!


I planted every bed…every nook and cranny…


Front and back…plant, plant, plant.


I am not happy that almost all of the Iris plants that I put in last year died over the winter….oh well…a trip to the farm and I am back in business. (Right Grampie???)


My olden Junk pile is going to look nice –eventually.


I chickened out planting directly into the wheel barrow…so I put pots inside it instead. My luck, I’d plant it and then need to use it! ha-ha…and I don’t have another one yet.


My shade beds…and some more snow mold damage…and maybe a few dog pee patches…


My favorite bed…70 Geraniums went into this baby this year.


Lavatera seeded…plants are planted…Now we WAIT!


My hedges are getting bigger…finally so that soon I won’t have to look at the ugly trampoline anymore…


the other 1/2 of that bed.


I wish all of my pots looked as good as the window boxes I planted this year…


the twin to the previous bed…


My garden room. I love this area…I think I need to put the patio table somewhere else though…it doesn’t suit the space…I know what I want to put there…just need to get time to build it!!!


a close up of the right side of the room…the mirror used to be in the corner…it moved to the header bed this year.


The left side of the room…which is now sporting a wonderful new addition- the BBQ!

Now those of you who were worried about the bottom falling out…don’t worry…I planted the plants into a garbage bag. There are drainage holes in the bag, and in the BBQ…so hopefully it lasts a few years…


Pretty cute I think…it reminds me of Darla…she planted one a year ago or so, and I have been planning one for myself for a while now.


My bench. I hope to get some barn board soon…and make a couple other little additions…I love the bench…so glad I made myself this one.


All that was left out of the nearly 200 trays of flowers…are these 8 trays…and I think I have a plan for them…ha-ha-are you surprised??? I didn’t think so…ha-ha


A view from the stairs. This is my header bed…


And that is the tour of all of the flower beds that have been done this year.


And a little view of the pots…all sun scorched…and weary…But they will bounce back…eventually.

What’s that? You want to see the greenhouse?


There are 30 hanging baskets left over from the spring plant. I will either replace the ones that look awful in my garden…or put these in my garage sale this year. I can’t wait till they are gone…I keep banging my head on them when I come in here to water…or…


To watch the kids play in the pool in here.

It is so hot in here during the hot days, that it just warms the water…and the kids just play and play and play in the pool…okay…and their mom does too sometimes…ha-ha.

This weekend is the long weekend here…and as usual the weather stinks…it is cold and raining now. We are expecting frost on Saturday night…which means…a whole lot of bed sheets will be covering all of the beds…(I sure hope it’s not windy)….wish me luck!!!

So? Are you as tired from this tour? Hope not! You have a linky list below to add yourself to…and others to view if you can!

I will do my best to get around to you all…I need to establish my routine, so that I have time to do everything that I need to do in each day…right now I feel very overwhelmed with all that is on my plate!

That’s all for me…Thanks to you all for stoppin by….and to my two favorite people…’winks”! (you know who you are!) ha-ha!!!

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