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Friday, July 2, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 2/10


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 built myself a sign…I love my rotary tools…*)


My honeysuckle has started to bloom. She lost a few blooms in the hail storms that we have suffered the last couple of evenings. That is the price we pay for very hot weather…(I love the hot weather)


I moved the little tree that I rescued from the yard a few years back…it was forgotten in the back alley. It is doing well…and I am glad.


My vine is all of a sudden making a break for it…growing like a weed!!! Yippie!


my bed beside the stairs…LOVIN this!


I decided to seed some sweet peas this year…funny how much you find when you get rid of chick weed…hee hee…they are doing fantastic!


I am STILL waiting for the passion flower to open….grrr…have I mentioned that I am not a patient girl???


I built a new hedge around my garden room…I will be keeping it at a low level…about a foot or two…I can’t wait for it to grow….ya…patience Toots…it’s only been two days…Ha-ha


another view…


My rose is blooming!!! My rose is blooming!!


ya know…the one I don’t remember the name of???


the rock bed…rocks!


My front Wavy hedge…growing nicely!!!


They are sure taking a LONG time to grow up!!!


Why can’t everything just grow like the vines???? These are going like gangbusters!!! I need to get up on the ladder again and help them attach!!!


from the side…


its just growing like fire!!! I love it!!

Now…Troy has asked nicely for me to show him the loofa…

Remember the snow? Ya…well…


The loofa went to plant heaven…BUT Darla is sending me some seeds to try again. I actually cried when the loofa bit the dust. I tried to revive it…I even thought I got it inside before the cold got it…but it was very tender…more than I thought it was…and it didn’t make it. NEXT time…the loofa stays in the greenhouse!!! Stay Tuned…I don’t give up that easy…I will try again and I will get it right!



I am working on another area….and I still did not get that special planter done…I will soon I hope!

I also can’t wait to show you what we did on Canada day! stay tuned…

Now…it’s your turn…I want you to flaunt your little hearts out!!! I can’t wait to see!!!

until next time…

*) *) *) to my Three ‘special’ fans!

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Lemon Lane Studio said...

Wow...things are certainly filling in and your vines are going crazy. I can't believe how well your front wavy border is doing already. Patience...for a gardner...what's that? HA!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Wow it is looking so beautiful! I can't believe how everything has filled in in one week! Amazing! It is growing like crazy!!!(-: Things here are hanging in there. Its been hot! 106 last Saturday! Then 90's rest of week. I am running around like a crazy woman watering the flowers!!! LOL(-: Have a Happy FF(-:

Maureen said...

Everything looks wonderful but the vines at your front door are just spectacular.

Larry said...

I am actually quite amazed at how that ivy has grown.... wow!I really like the look of the patio with (I'm assuming) grass growing between the stones. Today was my 61st birthday and we were invited to a former colleague's for dinner... they had a walk with thyme planted between the stones that was absolutely amazing... gorgeous! Have a great weekend Tootsie and see you next Friday. The gardens here in Wisconsin are approaching their most floriferous season... I absolutely love it... it's so worth the fact that it takes over my life... especially May through July!!! Larry

Troy said...

So sorry about the Loofa! I was looking forward to watching it grow.

You know, in just a year or two, when you have to keep trimming that hedge, you are going to regret wishing that it would grow faster. LOL

Maybe you could plant a chickweed hedge, it looks like that grows really well there. :-)

As always, thanks for hosting.

Darla said...

looks lush toots! how long is your growing season? those loofa seeds should arrive anytime now, mailed them over a week ago....

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Tootsie, it is certainly evident, by your lovely lawn and flowers, that gardening is your passion.

Thanks for hosting the party.

Please come join me for one of my parties, as well. Get the details here:

Hope to see you there!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Tracy said...

Everything in your yard always look so fantastic - love your posts! Can't believe the amount of chickweed you had to pull out. It looks like your vines are loving the hot weather as much as you are.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love that new sign. What a cute saying! Everything is beautiful. I will try and get some pics today over at the Cape house to post for your party.

Beth said...

Tootsie, Things have really grown a lot in the past week or two. Your beds are looking great! Love how you've accessorized the rock bed. It does rock! What is the vine you are growing on the arbor? Hope this is a good week for you.
Blessings, Beth

Stacey said...

Tootsie, your yard is perfection. I bet your neighbors are so jealous. How many hours per week do you spend out there? What kind of grass do you have?

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, that vine is wonderful going across your arbor. Everything looks so healthy and beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Oh Tootsie things look so beautiful around your place. I have cut back so much on the flowers because of the work but love the ones I have. I did not get linked up last night because the link was not up before I went to bed. I am here not. Blessings

Susan said...

Tootsie, your gardens are really filling in. I know how it is being impatient and wanting those few little bare spots to fill in faster, but before you know it, they'll be lush and gorgeous. I love the vines on your porch, too. I really do love vining plants.

I must admit here, I have had a problem growing loofa in the past as well. If you get yours to grow... please share with us what you did right... because I do it all wrong.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday and a happy 4th!


Anonymous said...

Cute sign! Your lawn and gardens are so perfect, they look faux. How do you do that? I wish my ivy grew as fast as yours. Thanks for hosting, sweetie!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The new sign is perfect!!!! Looking good (except for th loofah--sorry).

Junebug said...

I love all the pictures you post just beautiful. Now confession! I posted Fertilzer Friday and was proud of my post that I got it done and ontime. So I go to your blog to link in and no post. I checked several times and still no post. What has happen to Tootsie? You got it, I was a day early!! So my post was way early, I guess that is call lossing track of time

The JR said...

Beautiful as always. Love everything.

Have a great weekend.

Justine said...

Thanks for teasing the crap out of us at the end of the post. Grrrrr.

Now, what kind of vine is that that you've got growing all over the place? Does it flower? That's probably a stupid question to ask YOU, right? Heeheehee

What kind of plant did you put in the new hedge area of the garden room?

Don't you ever SIT DOWN and RELAX???

Justine :o )

Bonnie said...

Love the new sign! Beautiful beds!

Jeannie B. said...

I love your pink Mystery Rose!!

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Wow!! What can I say ~ how cute is that sign & love the little hedges you put along your garden room :) The mystery rose is sooo pretty. Everything looks so Glorious ,Perfect !! The front entrance to your Home looks so Welcoming, it's Beautiful :)
What a Beautiful job you have done!
Have a Great weekend !~

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow things sure are growing like crazy there! I really like that hedge you've put around the garden room! I can't believe all the color you've got, so bright and summery looking.

Lindsey Lou Who and familia said...

you have such a pretty flower garden i hope one day to be able to have a super pretty flower beds like you!!!! I'm a beginner gardener so I love gawking at other peoples stuff and hope that one day mine can be that pretty! haha thank you

Bonnie Story said...

Wow, you have some really eye-popping stuff going on there! I really like the lovely flagstones with the green grass between, looks so nice and manicured, Brava! Also your wavy hedge. I love curves in the garden, wavy lines and big lazy arcs. I am so excited to be doing FF this week! Thanks!! Bonnie

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tootsie,
I finally got my post up. I swear, next week's posts are going to be shorter!

Your place is so beautiful! I have some plants that have been very slow at growing, too.

Debbie said...

Your flowers are beautiful and after receiving hail it still looks wonderful and so well groomed. Truly inspiring.

Alison said...

Looking good, Tootsie, especially that honeysuckle! And I love your new little hedge. You are so creative, always thinking, can't wait to see what you do next!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Tootsie, I want to see a big ole photo of your thumbs...they have to be completely green unlike all the rest of us...mine have a small green tinge occasionally...that porch with the vines just captured my heart...could it be that Canadian dirt??? Is it better than Tennessee dirt??? mmmmm gotta be something...and I byob'ed...(brought my own blog today) :-)

Lori said...

I just posted a link... love your garden.

La Petite Gallery said...

Tootsie, tell me how you got the grass to grow between those stones, it's so perfect.. Beautiful garden. yvonne

Karen said...

So glad my friend told me about your site! Your gardens are just beautiful and I love your humor! Karen