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Friday, September 3, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Sept. 3/10

Before I begin this weeks flaunting party, I first want to apologize for not getting around to visit each and every one of you…especially those who link in each week. This week was especially difficult for us all in my house, as my oldest baby- Miss Poo (our beloved dog) passed away unexpectedly. I have spent the better part of my time consoling three very sad and confused children.

Second…I would like to thank you all for the heartfelt condolences that you shared with me as I posted with my broken heart the sad news. Without fail the blogging community came to my aid again and prayed for our healing, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Okay, with the intent of visiting everyone this week…LETS GET FLAUNTING!!!


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!

Today as I was wondering endlessly around my gardens looking for something new to share…I was noticing that the Dahlias were looking especially perky. At the same time I noticed how different each bloom was…and thought you guys might like to see some of them. I know my photos are nowhere near as wonderful as the ones my greenhouse sister Bren takes...but at least I try! ( I will be doing a post to introduce you to her very soon! I am so excited to share our new project that I can hardly contain myself! stay tuned!)


Rain, wind and cool weather, along with some frost has taken a bit of a toll on many of the blooms…but they are all beautiful none the less.


so cheery!


Grammie!!! this is your favorite one by the garage door.


this one screams innocence.


so simple…yet so pretty…and just about perfect! (almost looks fake!)


check out the little fame stealer…such a diva -this bee…the same one pops up in several photos…a few of which made it here today.


even not open all the way they are gorgeous.


love this color.


this one shimmers…


this looks soooo soft!


this one reminds me of a baby softness.


even though this dinner plate dahlia…is more like a miniature…it will be gorgeous when it opens all the way.


so intricate!


isn’t nature beautiful?


again..that DIVA! If I try to get a photo of a bee…I can’t..and when I don’t want him…there he is! MEN! ha-ha.


ha-ha mister bee….beat ya!


clusters of pretty dahlias all over my gardens


I love how the colors just blend into each other on this one…like Darla’s tie die t-shirts. have you seen her gardens??? oh well if not…click her name to visit…you won’t be disappointed.


I wonder if Larry grows lots of different dahlias…and if so…does he create new types?….another place you have got to see!!!


And the last for today…the color of sunset just beginning, and the beginning of the fall season.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today, and that you will link up to flaunt with me this week. Again…I do intend to do my very best to get all the way around this week. It kills me that I have not visited…especially when you are so kind to stop in and say hi to me!

Hugs and smiles along with wishes for a safe and happy weekend to you all…until next week…Bye!

and to my three very special winks…thank you ever so much for stopping by so faithfully and so often (you know who YOU are!) *) *) *)

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Unknown said...

Wow, hun those are some pretty fantastic blooms. Make me wish I have planted more annuals!

BernieH said...

So many magnificent Dahlias ... each one is truly beautiful. Don't apologise about your photos ... they're great! I usually view them in enlarged form ... and they're fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your baby. Mine is turning 16 years old this month. Although she is very healthy for her age, the vet has told us to cherish every day with her. He said he expects her to just not wake up one day. Losing a dog is so, so sad. Take care and lots of hugs.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Tootsie and sorry about your loss...what a beautiful animal she was!

Tootsie, I sure would like to come to your yard to photograph you dahlias...geeezzzeee they're beautiful!!! Mine didn't even come up this year.

deb said...

Your Dahlias are so pretty! My Mom used to have lots of Dahlias too.
So bright and cheery.
Wishing you a great weekend!
Thoughts and prayers are still with you and the family.

Alison said...

Wow! Your Dahlias are so pretty, I posted a couple that I grew from seed, that don't even compare!

So sorry too hear about the loss of your sweet doggie! I've lost kitties that I loved with all my heart, so I know how you feel. My heart goes out to you, I hope your heavy heart manages to lighten soon. Not too soon, but in good time.

Lori E said...

There is a dahlia farm not far from us where they grow fields full and then you wander around and fill out your order form for the ones you want. They ship them to you the next spring for planting.
It is amazing.

teresa said...

Dahlias are such great flowers. they never disappoint me. YOu have a wonderful collection. I was successful at digging them up last year and over wintering the tubers. I had a couple of casualties but most of them returned just fine. hopefully I can do the same this year. Hope the kids are adjusting to Miss Poo's absence. That is just sooooo hard.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl there are so beautiful...I had a bunch the my sweet deer ate...I hope your doing better today my sweet girl...I have been thinking about you and your kids so much...but then your always on my mind...Love ya, Hugs and smiles your Calif. Mama

Larry said...

My little Cricket is fifteen and my prayer is that she simply doesn't wake up one day (way in the future) as I would hate to have to make a decision regarding the end of her years . We've been through that in the past and it was very painful but unfortunately necessary.
Your dahlias are wonderful! Big weather change coming here tomorrow with lows of 45 degrees... Larry

xinex said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your dog, Glenda. I hope the kids are ok. I will be praying for them. Your dahlias are gorgeous., You have so many colors. I only have 1, yellow...Christine

Karen said...

Hi Tootsie, now I see I am going to have to make room for dahlias in the garden, OH you have some gorgeous, gorgeous flowers there!

And hugs to you and your children again; Miss Poo looked like the sweetest dog ever.

Thank you for hosting.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Tootsie, Thank You for hosting Fertlizer Friday. It is fun to see all the gardens and to read the blogs that fellow gardeners post. Thank You for sharing your beautiful Dahias.....Julian

Darla said...

Oh Toots, the Dahlias are gorgeous, I must add more next year. What a sweetie to mention my gardens in your post. Thanks so much! Here's praying those little broken hearts in your home start healing...

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootlie, your dahlias are glorious. Mine really took a beating this year with the heat. They look a little better now but not nearly as good as yours.


A Garden of Threads said...

Fabulous dahlias, I love the pom pom one. Thank you for hosting this meme and take care.

siteseer said...

Your blooms are absolutely gorgeous!!! Mine I'm ashamed to say are just lacking care. Family is my first priority :( my flowers suffer. This sandwich generation is all that they say it is lol. Time consuming.

Autumn Belle said...

The dahlias are extremely gorgeous. Very very lovely indeed!

Connie in Hartwood said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, sweetheart. So many of us know the love of old dogs ... and the pain of losing them. I'm wishing you peace and comfort in this sad, sad time.


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK Real Estate Info for the Sandwich Generation said...

I am praying for you and your family for comfort. It's been over ten years but I still remember how hard it was when our sweet kitty died. We still enjoy sweet family memories of her, especially at Christmas as we picked out two special kitty Christmas tree ornaments for her.

Your flowers are beautiful. I've never seen dahlias that much but I'm definitely going to take a close look at them next time we are at the nursery. As I looked at each one, I thought, "That's the prettiest." Then I'd go to the next and it was prettier. Just lovely! And a perfect addition to your home's landscaping designs. Thank you so much for sharing them!

I must say. I think I recognize that bee! I do believe he was wind-surfing on a Mammoth Sunflower at my house last week. :) Have a blessed week.

Helen said...

Hello there, Ms. Glenda! I haven't left you promise ... always lurking around and reading.

I know how devastated you and your children have to be ... losing a pet is just so sad.

Have a great weekend,

The JR said...

I luv dahlias. Yours are beautiful.

I hope your children are getting less sad.

Please have a good weekend.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Ah Tootsie: I am so sorry to hear about your beloved pup Poo. I do not have a dog. My son has two we call the Furry Grandchildren. We enjoy them.
Yours dalhia's are gorgeous. Do you keep them over winter and replant them every year?
I planted only one this year to try it and it has not bloomed yet. The bunny keeps taking off the side shoots.

Maureen said...

I so love dahlias and you've just showed why.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Those Dahlias are amazing -- one of my all time favorite flowers and I have not one in the garden here. I need to remedy that for next year.

Please acccept my very heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Miss Poo. We lost 3 very beloved spaniels in the past 5 years -- all of them sudden illnesses -- and now when my 12 year old dog even sneezes my heart jumps.

They do leave holes in your heart, but that is the hard price we pay for sharing our hearts and homes with our much loved pets. I try and celebrate their lives and gifts to us, and someday I know it will be time for another puppy to throw us into turmoil again.

I'm so sorry for you and especially for your children -- I do like to think that someday I will be reunited with my dogs; as a friend of mine once said "what's the point of heaven if there are no dogs there?"

Bless you for giving your dog a good and happy home. She was lucky in love.

Linda said...

Gorgeous blooms as always.
I was so sorry to read about the passing of Miss Poo, she will live on in your hearts forever.

Missy said...

Beautiful Dahlias. This is my first time being part of your group. Hope there'll be many more.

Shirley said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your pet. It is a hard loss for all. Your dahlias look wonderful.

Jeannie B. said...

Your flowers are exceptionally wonderful today. Maybe I can grow them here. Must see!
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your pup.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful as always...You are amazing.....loved my visit here....

susan said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Gorgeous! Everything is dead as a doorknob around here from the heat---even with careful watering. Just dropped by to check on you--hope you are feeling a little better and the kids are doing better :)

Beth said...

Beautiful Dahlias! I'm so sorry for your loss, a client of mine lost one of her babies this week and we are both sad. Gardening is therapeutic though! Thanks for letting me link up! ;o)

Linda May said...

Sorry to hear about your beloved pet, my condolences.
Lovely dahlias you have shown us. I like the red one and the apricot ones the best.I am having trouble with my camera, but the flowers are starting to come here now. I have daffodils jonquils and camellias out, plus another few bits and bods. Happy spring from Oz.

Alberta said...

Tootsie, I love you Dahlias! They are stunning. Mine were looking very nice until one of August's wind/rain storms knocked them all down at the base. I did save most of the blooms and for a week, every flat surface had something beautiful one it!

Do you have any hints as to overwintering dahlias? Mine seem to either rot or dry up. Thanks!

DeniseinVA said...

What a fabulous garden and so many gorgeous flowers. I've been blog hopping today and I am very happy I hopped into yours. I would like to join in sometime but my garden is devoid of prettiness at the moment. Maybe next year as I think I am getting inspired by looking at these photos.
An English Girl Rambles

Kether said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. They are truly members of our families and we mourn just the same.
I have to tell you that your blog has been a bright spot in my life lately. I'm going through some hard times myself and just looking at all the flowers every week has brought joy to my heart and has enabled me to get out with my own gardens despite the 100 plus temps. That time spent looking at your links, and in my own garden is healing my heart and I am truly thankful!