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Friday, July 16, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 16/10


Hello Bloggers/ Gardeners/ Friends!!!! 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 in Alberta Canada..we had some adverse weather. (big surprise hey? lol) This weather system dropped temps very low and high winds brought us over 7 inches of rain in two days. We won’t even get into the thunder etc…My gardens took a beating…so this week I will share the good and the bad.


The good is that these passion flower buds…


Have begun to OPEN!!! LOOK at the intricate pattern of flower parts!!! Just stunning all on it’s own!


The bad is that the rain came down so hard some times…that it did a real number on my flowers that were doing so very well….


It rained so hard at times that it ripped tiny holes in the petunia petals…and some of them are just destroyed!


It ripped the blooms right off the honeysuckle…


crushed the tiger lilies to a flat mess.

It will be a week or more before all the plants recover. I am lucky I always plant the flowers that come back in the event of a natural disaster like heavy rain, winds..or basket balls….


I shared that I was planning an addition to the garden room last here it is!


I thought that every room has a doorway…so I made one!


I dug it right into the ground..and put the stones back on top. It is anchored with long spikes too. High wind is no stranger in this garden, and it will need all the anchoring it can get. (especially after I plant something to climb around on it!


I like it.


…from the inside…not bad for a free trellis!


The header bed is filling in… I can’t wait till the snap dragons mature and bloom!


The same bed…from inside the greenhouse.


My JackmanII clematis is blooming! LOOK at all the buds!!!!


I sort of wish it was a brighter color…but hey…gardeners can’t be choosers…or can we??? Hee Hee!


Picket bench is filling in.


Hedge is full and the grass is green.


Lavatera is starting to grow…but it is still WAY behind what it should be. Last year it touched almost to the top of the garage…I’m a bit disappointed.


When I am disappointed in the back…I just come out front and look at the huge display the Engleman’s Ivy is putting on this year! It has enveloped the window box on the railing! I love this vine…I often think about planting it all over the place to hide the fence completely. Maybe one day I just will!


A Rose bush bought for the breast cancer fund…


Oh I LOVE this color!!! Rudbeckia.




Rudbeckia again…


Gerber Daisy.


Dahlia .


Osteospermum…they are not quite so orange…more of a coral orange…but hey…I am a gardener…not a photographer! heh heh.

And now that I have flaunted…it is your turn!!! Please join me…I love to see what you guys have growing!

I hope mister linky works this week…last week was a nightmare! Thanks to you guys who hung in there and flaunted in spite of the glitches!

Until next time…I just wish you a happy and safe weekend…and to those 3 who ‘love’ me so…winks!!! *) *) *)

See you all next week!