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Friday, June 4, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers June 4/10


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!

Today we are going for a walk in the rain. I want to show you the new….the old…the successful and the UGLY. The weather here has given many challenges for this gardener…and I have managed (with the help of a good friend who took the time to come help me move all the pots, build the tents to protect from the snow…and cover all the beds to protect from frost several times) to overcome some…and for that I am thankful. Let me show you what I mean.


Apple Blossom Geraniums in bloom.


My header bed took a bit of a beating…and seems to be suffering a little…especially the geraniums the huge amount of moisture all at once, caused their leaves to redden a little…the lavatera and the sweet peas are poking through the ground…and I am optimistic that I can save pretty much all of them. I am not sure about the Marigolds…well…they are quite black, so we shall see…


This bed is one of the best I have this year…nothing even wilted when I first planted…and it seems to be just going strong…


My barn-board bench.


My BBQ in the room I made last summer.


The patio…my big pots are are coming around finally.

Next I am going to show you some of what I have been doing all week. I ache all over…and I am still not finished. I am making another room.


This old BMX bicycle is one of the treasures I “lifted” from the farm a couple weeks ago. I ripped off the breaks and the break lines…I took off the reflectors…and still want to remove the padding from the seat to make it look a little more rustic…but I quite like it.


The bike is beside the trampoline in the fire pit room I am making. The little gray chair is also from Grampie’s stash of awesomeness…


Here is a view of the new fire pit room from the back gate and the sidewalk by the garage. This area was intended for winter storage of such things as boats, trailers, or vehicles. In the summer…why not make it look nice? It has always been the bain of my yard…the eyesore if you will…I decided that since this is MY yard…it will look like MY yard is supposed to!


The benches are better back here…especially after I finish staining them. They kill the grass fast and are a pain to move around when I mow every 3 days. I picked up a portable fire pit…and I am good to go!


This table flips open and becomes long. It will be perfect to hold the hot dogs, plates and condiments. (at least until I get the time to build what I really have in my head…and you know I will do it! ha-ha.


I moved all 16 sidewalk blocks this morning to make a spot for my gang to play basketball…I can’t wait till Busy’s hoop is gone…it is a pain in my A$$! ha-ha


My bike bed…is looking spindly…I hope on hopes it finally catches…cuz it is usually my favorite view.


Lime bi-color petunias look healthy in the basket though.


If it were not raining…I would have mowed for you…but it is wet here today…so I fertilized the lawn again…hoping it will help the new pieces of sod that I put to fill some of the dog patches will catch on and grow grow grow!!!

NOW….for the bad stuff… The UGLY stuff…the stuff Tootsie’s nightmares are made of….


Yep! this is a window box in the patio room. Those are supposed to be Wave Petunias…Sadly…they were touched by a little frost when the sheet blew off…and the strong winds we have had have ripped them to shreds. I am giving it one week to sprout something new…or it’s over! Ya hear me??? Gone!


This used to be full of Impatiens and Coleus…even with covers…the bed is toasted. Lucky for me…I have a few trays of plants left over…might have to do a little experimenting with this bed…

AND…that’s all I have to share today. I am aching and tired…my sprained arm is very sore…using my mouse makes me want to cry. (and yet I can go outside and carry sidewalk blocks with it and be perfectly happy) Go figure…ha-ha.

There have also been some internet issues…it has been sporadic and very slow.

I am sorry I didn’t make it around to all of you last week…I am hoping this week will be a little less hectic…ya right…ha-ha. I am trying!

Now…get your camera…take your shots…and post…the rest of the world wants to see what YOU have to flaunt this week!

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