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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rebounding and Hopeful.

Before I share my post, I would like to thank you all for all of the kind and supportive comments. I am trying to get back to each and every one of you, and visit your sites, I am also so excited to see that Fertilizer Friday is getting to be more popular. This makes my heart sing…seeing all the inspirations you share, is good for this old gardener. I have been slowly but surely getting through the list…it’s taking a while…My sore arm seems to be worse while using the computer than at any other time, so replies and visits are slow going.

Once my spring set up is finished, I will be around…and you will be sick of me!

My gardens did take a bit of a set back with the snow storm we had on the weekend…but…I have hope that there is still some good things to come from my efforts to save them.

Bright and early Tuesday morning, this Toots was out (5:00am) and removing all the tents that covered her beds. All day long I worked my little fingers to the bone. I worked till 10:45pm…with a couple of kid related breaks. Ha-ha.

The full scoop will be dished to you all on Friday, but for now here’s a little peek at what transpired yesterday.


A bag full of Iris’s


a tiny an uneven bed…


changed for the better.


an uninteresting scene and crumbling fire pit…


an Elder tree..


and a change of scenery for the home made fountain.


re-arranging the garden art to fill the empty fountain space…


passion flower is budding up.


Happy Snap Dragons…


and a VERY cheerful color of Geranium!

See you Friday for the full flaunt…and to see what you have!

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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my sweet friend...girl I'm sorry missed your I have be back at the hospital at 8am today for more test's...Hope to talk with you later...glad to see your still busy..and the ground looks frozen still is it?? Love ya my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it looks like a lot survived. I am so happy. Your yard is just gorgeous. Even my grass isn't as green as yours. We are nearing the 110 degree, so things are going to start to look even worse. I will just drool over your yard. Hugs, Marty

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Wonderful new rearranging!!!(-: When you moved the fountain how did you get electric to that spot? Did you do like I do with electric cords?(-: My husband is always saying no more water features...then one shows up and he likes it...(-: But really if I want more I must just move one I have somewhere else now. I have to many....(-:
We have today and tomorrow of school and then we are done! I can hardly wait! I don't even want to go!(-: See you Friday!

Darla said...

Looking good despite your cold snap. Can't wait to see what you show Friday. I posted the 'Truth' today.

The JR said...

I still can't believe you had snow. Crazy.....

I would have woke up and cried.

Luv the fountain, very cute.

Bonnie said...

Love your new changes. Can't wait to see what Friday brings!

Becca's Dirt said...

Hate to hear you had snow on those freshly planted flowers. Can't to see what you have in store for us. I love the bike and your fountain.

Nancy's Notes said...

Good Morning Tootsie! Aww...felt so sad for you when you had that terrible snow storm! Oh thank goodness things are looking great! I have to tell you that bike planter is awesome and yes, love your grass, it is beautiful and so green!!

Have a good day and don't work to hard.


Lona said...

I am so glad that everything still looks green Tootsie. I really like the new position of your pump fountain. More perennials too in a long iris bed. You have been busy girl no wonder your arm still hurts.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a shame that you had a snow, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the yard! I'm glad everything survived. You are one talented gardener!


Tracy said...

So glad you didn't lose your plants! Just found your blog last week and your yard / flowers are absolutely gorgeous! So much work, but worth it. Love your greenhouse - I dream of having one some day.

Sandra said...

Hi Tootsie! You poor thing! I hadn't been around these past few days cause I had been so busy from a high school graduate to a 6th grader passing to 7th grade. So there were many celebrations here. :) I hope you didn't lose any of your plants or that it was very minimal. Girl, we are starting a heatwave in Texas. The next few days are in the triple digits with 107 being the highest this week. We'll all be toasting away here. lol I'll see you on Fertilizer Friday. God Bless.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

So glad you're feeling better. See you Friday!

siteseer said...

Love what I've seen today and can't wait til FF. That bike is too cute, did you find it at a tag sale? Do you do all of this by yourself or do your have a 'handy man' help you out? I let my MM (maintenance man) do some of the heavy digging... makes him feel needed :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I wish California looked that green...the heat is beginning and our poor grass is beginning to stress. So far no dire warnings about being fined if we water our lawns. Our Coastal Redwoods that are just beginning to really get a foothold need LOTS of water! I must so soon and get the old Petunia's replaced with perinnials. I hate removing that beautiful has to be done. They are finally totally spent.
No cold snaps for us. Your yard is so lush and green, Tootsie!
Hugs and love,

Julie said...

love your fountain!!!

Mary | Deep South Dish said...

That Mother Nature will get ya every year won't she? Can't wait to see what's next!

xinex said...

Your garden is always beautiful, Toots, and it does not matter if you had a storm or not....Christine

Alberta said...

Looks like you are making lemonade with the lemons' life threw at you! So glad to see what survived that snowy weekend! And happier yet to see how you are raising above it put go forward!

Mumzie said...

Good morning Tootsie, Sorry about the's just been crazy here too! It's cold and windy one day and 86 degrees the next! Your garden looks pretty GREAT for the wear though, and your lawn is to die for. What do you use to make it so green? It looks like velvet. Yvonne :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like the snow didn't do any serious damage!! So very glad for you!! Just always the busy bee you are! My newest love is Alpaca poop! You can put it on the plants right away and it will not burn as it is low in acid. I have a friend who has 40 Alpacas and she brings me 7-10 5 gallon buckets of Alpaca poop every few weeks. She tells me she has never seen anyone so excited about poop!

bee blessed

Val said...

You amaze me. That is a lot of work and many hours! I love your fountain!

Anonymous said...

Hi Toots, are you still using Mr. Linky for FF. I could not find it. Your garden is looking like hard work.

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hi Tootsie, its so nice to meet you!
Love your blog and your beautiful yard!
I am joining you tomorrow for flaunt your flowers friday and am a new follower!

Come visit I am having a give away!

Hugz, Dolly

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tootsie,
I made it back to my computer after weeding my veggie garden. I hope your plants rebound. I like your rearranging. I plan to look in my shed and garage for some items to place in bare spots.