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Friday, May 28, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 28/10


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!

This week I will be sharing a project I did on Tuesday afternoon. It is something that I have been wanting to do in this spot for years, and this year I have decided to get it done.


I hate that the sand from the street blows up onto the lawn and makes the grass at the edge of the yard higher than the rest of the lawn. It is difficult to mow and is not very healthy at all because it ends up being so much shorter than the rest of the grass. It is also messy when you water and the sand leeches out and makes mud all over the sidewalk (and we all know how I hate a dirty sidewalk! )

So…I pulled out the trusty garden hose…positioned it in a shape I thought I could work with…and started cutting out the sod!


Guys…let me tell you….it was not an easy task!!! That was a LOT of sod! Once my sprained arm went numb…I was good to go…I hauled all the sod that I pulled up out to the back yard…it will be used to piece in the dog pee patches that Miss Pooh left for me this winter.

After the sod was pulled…I fluffed the remaining soil with my little tiller…


Pulled all the weeds that were along the edge of the sidewalk and tidied up the edges.

Do you remember me saying that the box of my truck was loaded to the gills with plants and trees? Well here is where I put some of the things I dug up out at the farm.


You can see that my garden wagon is loaded with little Cotton Easter plants. They grow wild out at the farm. They are a fantastic hedge plant and I have dug myself enough to make a nice little hedge along the front of my property. These are just the first of three loads that went into this project.


I planted my little heart out! I made myself a nice little hedge…with a curve! I love it.

Everyone else in the world builds their hedge straight across…no interest no nothing. NOT THIS TOOTS!!! Mine is like a wave!


Oh how cute is that going to be in a few weeks!!! Yes…I said a few weeks! I need to trim them back so that they concentrate on roots …not leaves right now and recover faster, and so that they are all the same height.

Am I leaving it the way it is??? What else am I planning for in this area? Funny you should ask- as a matter of fact…I DO have a plan!


There are some among us today who will be so proud of me….I am doing this bed primarily of perennials!!!

It will be filled in the rest of the way with some of the left over annuals from my greenhouse, but for today I am showing you what I have added in the way of perennials…Miniature Iris, Artemesia, Mytosis (forget me nots) to start with. I have a few more that I will add, but this is what I finished before it was time to get posting.


I am looking forward to when we can see the hedge…and the Artemesia is bigger.


I plan to allow the hedge to grow to about 2 feet tall…I don’t want it to be too tall…just tall enough to make a statement. I will be trying to keep it following the curves that I cut and planted around.


I am also adding an iron gate to the side for some added decorative interest.


Now…if I can convince Justin (the young single guy next door- who as a matter of fact lets me boss him around...) to let me dig in his yard…I’ll be cookin’ with gas…and the happiest girl in the neighborhood! Hey…he already begrudgingly lets me put pots all over in his yard, fertilize his grass…why not? (The snow mold really did a kickin on his grass this winter….) OR...I could just wait till he goes to Korea for 10 days next week....hmmmmm...}8-) (that's my evil grin) ha-ha

While I contemplate my next project, nurse my sore arm and aching back from all the sod moving….I want to see what you have to flaunt with me this week.

In the mean time…I will be attempting to hit all of the blogs that I possibly can…I wish there were two of me…or more time in a day..that way I could do all that I want to do…and all that I must do!

Until next time…! Hugs to you and a special wink to those very special fans (you know who you are! ha-ha-ha! {8-)

I am also linking in today to Claudia's Finding Beauty party over at Dipity Road. She has some great posts signed up too...check her out! Thanks for inviting me Claudia!

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