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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers August 6/10


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!

I have a lot of changes in my gardens this week…here are a few…the rest…well…you will just need to wait. I am in a renovation kind of mood…and I have been…and will be busy! My gardens take a back seat to the rest of the obligations I have lately, so please overlook the weeds…haha


This Dahlia is supposed to be a dinner plate dahlia….ya…


needless to say I am NOT impressed that they are far from it…dinner plate? maybe for a tiny fairy…It’s still pretty…but very disappointing.


A day lily I got for my birthday is in bloom…I love this color.


My Mandevilla is blooming a little bit…


I am so proud that not one but all three of my hydrangeas are blooming…and that the blooms are HUGE!




This one is a breast cancer campaign one…I can’t wait till it is all the way open!


The hydrangea bed…that columbine in the middle is getting a big divide…and move…the pink hydrangea will be moved to it’s place…the garbage and the weeds will be removed and all will be right!


The new wavy bed at the front of the house…the hedge is coming in nicely (even if you can’t see it in this photo)



Those little sparrows LOVE my vines. They play and roost and mess around in there all day long…


My rose bush in the front yard- and now….for the surprise of my season!


I did NOT plant these MALVA this year…In fact…I didn’t plant ANY malva this year!!!


Yep! I did plant petunias and geraniums and Dahlias and portulaca in this bed….in just a few days…they sprung up…and managed to get a lot taller than they were supposed to be! 044

I had intended to transplant them into a different location, but did not get a chance…so they are where they are…I think next year I won’t bother to plant anything…just shake out the seeds into the bed….and let em go!


I did plant this bed!!! ha ha


Finally, I have moved out to the alley again. I had a couple of peony plants given to me…and a three car parking pad out back that looks very deserted…so…I have begun a tootsiefy of the area…two peony plants are just the beginning…mwuahhhhahahahaha! (evil grins and giggles)

Okay…you have seen my offering of the week…so now it is your turn!!! Lets get sharing! I can’t wait to see!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend…see you next week!

and to the three biggest fans…hugs smiles and wishes of ____ well you know …. *) *) *)

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siteseer said...

Everything is as beautiful as ever. Is that a morning glory in the bed that says 'I did plant this bed' ? I need some kind of viney plant to grow on my 'garden gate'. I've tried two clematis plants with no success. Thanks for hosting

Beth said...

Hey Tootsie! Love that red daylily that you received for your birthday. Your hydrangeas are looking nice too. Can't wait to see the red or pink one when it's fully opened up. The malva look fabulous - planted by God, not by Tootsie - He knew what He was doing. Tootsie, one of your regulars on FF is Larry Conrad and he has the most fabulous gardens you could ever imagine! Because of FF (and YOU!) I became aware of his blog, fascinated by his garden, and now I've had the chance to visit and I tell you, he and Sarah are just wonderful people. Thanks for introducing us and if you have a chance, check out my post where I share a little bit of Larry's garden (not as well as he does, of course.) Thanks again for hosting FF.
Blessings and hugs, Beth
p.s. My son is going to make "your" barn board bench for my garden! Yea! And thanks, too, for that idea. You're the best!

Larry said...

Your yard is looking very colorful as always! Larry

Millie said...

Beautiful hydrangeas! I hope they overwinter well for you. The front yard is gorgeous too.

Karen said...

Hi Tootsie, wow, where to start? Whatever you do with the malva (even when you don't plant it!) you do well, how beautiful they are!

I have never seen the pink hydrangea before, how lovely. I also have never seen a mandevilla either; what a color!

Love the color on the 'fairy' plate dahlia, too.

The color in your gardens is fabulous, I love it! Karen

Suzy said...

Its all looking gorgeous. I need to sprinkle some malva next year. I have had it before and love it, but it doesn't self sow for me!

Self Sagacity said...

Wow! I can't really say that about my hydrangeas! They are barely surviving. I am watching them like a hog. Do you have any real life tips? Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Alea Milham said...

Everything is gogeous as usual! Love that you are tootsifing the alley! I hope you will forgive me for flaunting my ability to squash a bug without touching it this week. I received a lot of bug related emails this week, so I thought a tutorial was needed. :D

Unknown said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Sorry, I have nothing to flaunt.

Ed said...

Looking real good. You certainly have a lot to flaunt.

While your dahlia is not a dinner plate it is lovely.


Darla said...

Dang Tootsie! Everything looks so happy and healthy in your gardens. My Malva is blooming it's heart out too, thanks again for the seeds.

Autumn Belle said...

Dear Tootsie, your garden is fabulouus. It is exploding with gorgeous blooms and I am so jealous! OK, I'm serving coffee at the rooftop today.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your beds are in wonderful shape! I think that dahlia has a perfect shape and color, even if the size isn't what you expected. What a treat to get that big mass of malva, and the hydrangeas are gorgeous! I loved everything I saw here, and that peony won't be lonely long.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, I can't believe your garden. It is beautiful! We are burning up here so things do not look so great this time of year. I love the hydrangeas and your dahlias. Keep working on that alley, can't wait to see it as you plant.


Debbie said...

As always I am so IMPRESSED with your yard! Have a great day - Debbie

The JR said...

Everything is so pretty, but I really luv that Malva. Haven't seen it before.

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

All your gardens are so beautiful! My Mandevilla isn't blooming yet. I have to watch, and cover the flowers with chicken wire. The chickens eat the flowers! I think it may need some fertilizer. I think I'll do that today, for Fertilizer Friday. lol

deb said...

Lovely as usual Tootsie!! Loving the Malva, gorgeous color. Don'tcha just love self seeders?!!
Your Hydrangeas are doing so good. Wish mine would get going.....I just got it this year and haven't killed it yet...yes, I'm impatient! LOL

Alison said...

Wow! That huge bed of malva is stunning! Don't you just love surprises? I have that breast cancer hydrangea too, it's called Invincibelle Spirit, the flowers are really pretty when they open fully. And your lavender Dahlia is beautiful. Size doesn't matter, right? At least that's what we tell the menfolk.

Shirley said...


The malva are marvelous!!! So funny how that happens! Everything looks good. The dahlia is pretty nonetheless.

I joined Fertilizer Friday with a post about a little corner in my year where the focal point is a fountain. Come by and take a look.

La Petite Gallery said...

Your place is Awesome, I had a young girl here today and we attacked the back rock garden.
It is soooo much work. I tip my hat Tootsis, you are fabulous.. Watch out for the SUN
cover your pretty head.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looking good! I like your mini dahlia.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful Tootsie. What a gorgeous bed for the malva. That is what stands out there. Everything is beautiful.

Andrea said...

Oh how beautiful your garden is, and you "did not plant them", hahaha. What do you mean by Malva, is it short for Malvaceae? Because they look like hibiscus and okra, so maybe Malvaceae. I love them, how i wish to have them, especially because they are prolific and the color is really awesome. thanks Tootsie.

flowers Uk said...

I would find it very interesting to see every pics and they are so Beautiful!!!

flowers Uk said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to get this done! Love your technique!

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