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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 30/10


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 is a little different. I have offered to share gardens of some non- blogging followers. This is the first of hopefully a few of the faithful followers that love to peek at our gardens giving us the opportunity to peek back at theirs!

So…this week, you will not see Tootsie’s gardens (thank goodness-cuz they are LOADED with weeds)…instead I am treating you to the gardens of a wonderful lady named Kathe from Denver Colorado! She has some very neat ideas…and I LOVE the little signs and garden art she shares.


Here’s some of her own words…


I make it a point to check out your blog every few days and especially for Fertilizer Friday :) My name is Kathe and I live in the Denver, CO area. My husband is from Saskatchewan (gotta love them Canadian farm boys!). I have 2 sons that are grown and have spread their wings and flown east to MI & CT.

Gardening is my passion. My husband tells people he can see me visibly wilt during the winter months. I live for the first nice days of late winter, early spring so that I can get outside and get my hands dirty. I am an avid composter and have a rain collecting system. I do not have a blog but wanted to share some of my garden with you. Please feel free to post any that you feel are worthy of your wonderful blog space. We have had our share of obstacles this year. Hail storms, smothering cotton from cottonwoods, sporadic rain etc., but in spite of all of that I am pretty pleased with my little patches of heaven. My flowers and veggies are what get me through the long days at work.

Anywho, my gardens are nothing like yours but I hope you understand that they are a constant work in progress. Work that I fully embrace and love with all of my heart.

A fan,



Is she not the sweetest? I know I can relate to the wilting in the winter months…don’t we all?

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These are just a few of the photos she has shared with me…




I bet she has plans for that shaded area in the corner in the back…I know I would! What a pretty garden…and I love that border!


Another angle….don’t you just love…


This morning glory? I love blue flowers!


These Cone Flowers look as if they are saying ‘pick me! pick me!”


You guys have got to see the absolutely fantastic potting bench that Kathe’s husband made for her! I could not get the photos to upload into this post or they would be here…so if you are interested in seeing one of the best one's I have seen…please click here to go to her photo albums and view them and many of her other garden photos…


Thank you Kathe for not only sharing your beautiful gardens with us, but for being a follower!

Again…anyone who is not a blogger, and would like to share their gardens with us here in blog-land…feel free to email me and include some photos that you would like to share. I would love to include you in the Fertilizer Friday posting!

Hopefully next week I will have a new project to share with you all…I have been working on a plan, but it seems to be giving me a run for my money…and time has been an issue for me as usual. I hope you all have a happy and safe long weekend…see you back here next time!

Until then…enjoy the list of participants…hugs and smiles to you all…and of course three big winks to those special three…*)*)*)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you Tootsie! I am so very honored to be featured on your blog. I do love to flaunt my flowers :)


Tamara Jansen said...

Hey, you are not gonna believe how many cucumbers we harvested yesterday! And today we do it all over again.....I had no idea cucumbers grew so fast :) Happy Fertilizer Friday.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful gardens. I love the garden art she has chosen or did it choose her. Anyway those are some gorgeous cosmos.

Karen said...

Hi Tootsie and Kathe---Beautiful gardens! What fun it is to see your flowers and share them with all of us! Thank you!

The JR said...

A very nice yard Kathe!

I saw the potting bench. Your hubby did a great job.

Olive said...

Lovely garden, Tootsie. Thanks for visiting me;-) olive♥

Autumn Belle said...

Tootsie, you are such a dear, no surprise you have many fans, me included! Congratulations to Kathe and my praise for her beautiful garden.

Behind My Picket Fence said...

I know I haven't checked in for a while but I just had to stop in to say Hi and to share some pics I took of a recent garden tour. It's always so inspiring to see what others are doing with their gardens.
Your blog is always fun to read - even if I don't comment. Bad Me!!

siteseer said...

I'm always looking for new garden 'art'. Great idea Tootsie to feature other, although I always love looking at your gardens. Glad to hear you say that time gets in your way too. With a new granddaughter, vacations, Mom and yeah, you get it lol.

Larry said...

Thanks for sharing Tootsie and Kathe! Larry

Claudia said...

I sooooo agree with you. you are not being harsh about booting those who dont link back to you.

This week I headed to the zoo so i cant LINK to you... but had to drop by and see the delicious offerings.

Have the best week!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a great post and how sweet of you to share with us the gardens of nonbloggers. Great ideas. Hope we can see that potting bench sometime. I could sure use a new one and I'd love to see some ideas.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Tootsie for sharing Kathe's garden. I always love to see new garden ideas.


Unknown said...

Kathe your garden is fantastic! We're so glad you emailed with pictures so this post could come to be.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a great Friday post today. Kathie is indeed a sweetie with a beautiful garden.

Now, please excuse me while I go look at more of her photos. Happy Friday everyone!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing Kathe's gardens. They are very pretty! It is always fun to hear the stories and photos of other gardeners.

BGgarden said...

I'm loving your cosmos. Mine are not open yet but it won't be long. Maybe by next Friday!!!!

I added a big post with a link to your site on my blog today. Please stop by and tell me what you think of the zinnias I captured.

P.S. What Tomatoes are those?

Alison said...

What a sweetie you are, Tootsie, for sharing Kathe's garden with us. It's lovely! I am dying to see the potting bench!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Kathe's gardens are beautiful! I love the morning glory too and the tomatoes are just amazingly tall. Thanks for sharing them.

Shirley said...

Tootsie! Hello from a fellow Albertan gardener and blogger! I joined in the Fertilizer Friday and sure I hope I linked correctly! I've never done that before. Please check and see for me, would you?

Chloe m said...

Thanks Tootsie, for being such a gracious host of FF. I finally got organized and joined in. I loved reading about Kathe since I also live in COLORADO and I know what cruddy hailstorms have blown through.


chars gardening said...

Kathe, I love your little signs, cute! The potting bench is fabulous, makes mine definitely a plan jane.

Alea Milham said...

How fun to peak into someone else's garden! It is lovely too! I am linking up late again. I've spent the last few days helping a friend move, so my time has been limited. Decided it was better to ignore my blog than my garden. :D

Judi said...

Hi Tootsie
How are you? I hope your summer weather has been as great as has been what we have always dreampt about! Your garden would be beautiful....

This has been a really lovely post looking at Kates garden...vry nice and lush..

keep well..
come by and say hi sometime

Suzy said...

What a pretty happy garden! I envy that coneflower. I haven't seen mine this year!

Shirley said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I blog from Edmonton, Alberta!

The Gardening Life

ipod rip said...

i wish i have a beautiful garden like you ^_^

drm removal said...

Beautiful garden and flower let me feel so beautiful of life