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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers! Nov 19/10


Okay Kids…! It’s Friday AGAIN. Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together , snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!

If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?” Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:

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!

All I ask is that: 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 has been a CRAZY week here at my house! Okay…that’s not entirely true…we have not even been at my house this week (for the most part)

The weekend was very busy with appointments and meetings and catch up on things around here…then…Monday morning brought us an emergency trip to Grammie and Grampie’s house that lasted for three days…then home in a snow storm…you see, when we left home, there wasn’t even one flake on the ground and the grass was still green (in my garden at least) and it was warm for this time of year. It seems that a couple hours after we drove off to help them, the snow storm took over and we returned home to several inches of snow…and COLD weather! The next two day was filled with shovelling snow, building a skating rink in the back yard, and hanging some lights for Christmas…laundry, work and more work….kid stuff and hockey….it seems never to end!

Things with Grammie and Grampie are fine, and we are home safe, sound and ready to flaunt! Along with several pairs of warm winter boots, dress boots for the girls and new running shoes for the boy,- (my parents own a kick ass shoe store) - I brought my Flaunt for this week!

Take a look:

This week I am sharing some photos of Grammie and Grampie’s house in town. I have shared the farm a few times, but they don’t live there full time anymore…this is where they are during the week.


Although my parents are two old poops…NO…this is not them…the woman’s boobs are WAY too big to be Grammie's…lol…AND Grammie wears a bra (thank goodness) hee hee. Grampie has much more hair on his head than this guy too…and a few less wrinkles…(because he has a daughter who is just so stress free like me)…hahahahahahahaha…. However…if one isn’t paying attention and opens the back door of their house…they (meaning me) could have a heart attack thinking someone is sitting on the bench in the back porch, and almost come out swinging! (or need to change undies afterward)

Are these not the cutest old people??? They sit on the front steps of their house in the summer, and the covered back porch in the winter months. One of these days, I will get a raggedy old bra and put it on the old lady- just to toy with Grammie…haha


This is the view from the street of the front doors of this old house. This house is about 80 years old.


This is a side view from the angle. They are on a corner lot…this house is sooooo cute!


They have done a lot of work to the yard, added some interest but still kept it relatively low maintenance.


My Dad built this little retaining wall a year or two ago out of salvaged bricks from the old house that used to sit rotting out at the farm. He planted these small willows that he rooted from clippings…Willows are fast growing so these should be wonderful in a couple of seasons.IMGP0439

At the back door, we have Petunia’s A La Tootsie….pots and pots and beds filled with wave and regular old petunias. I wish the photos were a bit more clear…these are really pretty in real life.


These wave Petunias are also from my greenhouse…at one point they were growing up the side of the garage…very pretty, but a big wind came along and put them down.


They are sure pretty!!! Good Job Grammie and Grampie! (the only thing about their whole place that bugs …and I mean BUGS me to no end…is that the windows in the garage, well, they are covered in fabric that DOESN’T MATCH!!!!….ANDAND……the one with the flowers on it…is UPSIDE DOWN!!!!!!! (oh man…do I feel better now. That has bugged me for months…years actually) (yep…I am a little OCD about things…but I come by that honestly-don’t I GB????) lol


This is a close up of the front steps. I wonder if that iron set is ‘secured’ to the steps…I need one like it…hmmmm…I shoulda looked while I was there this week! Two large urns hold pots of Bacopa…one of Grammie’s favorites.


If you look really hard at the top right corner…you will see the old people…


Engelman’s ivy grows up the arched trellis on the side yard to greet visitors on the walk.


It will be absolutely gorgeous when it climbs all the way to the top…They grow fast too, so it won’t be long!


A view from the back steps looking toward that trellis…


Front/side yard.


It’s not a huge yard, but it is LONG and very neat.


I love the sidewalk…they had it poured a couple years back…to the extreme right of the photo…just before the steps…


…sit the old people. They are a conversation piece for everyone that walks or drives past the house. It’s funny to watch…some just drive past and point them out to the passengers in the car. I am surprised that they haven’t been stolen yet…I think we should name them…any ideas? You just think it over…and at the end of the post I will remind you again…


The front doors (again)


…and finally…the pole in the driveway…that Grammie and Grampie planted Clematis AND Engleman’s ivy on…You’d never know it was just an ugly old pole would ya?

This was the scene at Grammie and Grampie’s house last summer! I am loving this old house and the gardens…They have taken this old place and returned it to it’s glory…it is just adorable inside and out! Thanks for the photos Grampie!


Okay kids…what should we name these old people? Those who do not know my parents as Mom and Dad or Grammie and Grampie…(which are few and far between…they go by Grammie and Grampie to a lot of people) call them Glen and Iris. So we can’t use those names…All you have to do is leave your suggestion in the comments for this post…Grammie and Grampie will read them all and choose a winner which will be posted as soon as the decision is made! (ya hear me mom and dad??? you have some work to do here this week!!!! - Maybe I should have told them we were going to name the old people…hahaha)

Okay…that’s all for this week…I can’t wait to get around and see what you all have to share with us for FF!

For now a very weary Tootsie has to sign off…lots to finish up before tomorrow morning arrives with a whole new list of things to do!!! I have a full weekend of hockey and kid related things to take care of, so I hope to get around to see you all!

Until next time…hugs and smiles to all of my followers…and wishes for a safe and happy weekend.

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*) *) *) to my special three…I bet you thought I had forgotten you!!! Well not to worry…I could never forget you guys! Keep this in mind: if you are telling the truth…you only have to remember one story! *)


BernieH said...

Earl and Pearl ... they certainly look like an Earl and Pearl. What a fabulous pair ... no, not the you-know-whats ... I meant the pair of oldies!!

It's a lovely place your Grammie and Grampie have ... what a beautiful lawn! I also love those urns of Bacopa ... it's a great entrance area to the house.

Sounds like the weather turns very quickly in your part of the world ... stay snug and warm.

Suzy said...

What a neat and tidy garden they have. Love the little old people statue!

Autumn Belle said...

Oh, what a cosy, lovely home they have turn this place into!

Grammie and Grampie is really a wonderful name for a wonderful set of grandparents. In my language, we call Yeh Yeh for grandpa and Po Po for grandma. In short it shall be GP or GM becuase he is as good as the champion of Formula 1 Grand Prix while she is the capable General Manager cum Guardian Mistress of the household. Happy FF to everyone!

Linda May said...

Ma and Pa plus the appropriate surname would be a good Monika for them. G'Day Tootsie, I am back this week and will try harder to be a regular again.

BGgarden said...

You always make me smile! WOnderful shares this morning - I love seeing how other people decorate their living spaces outside. CURB Appeal is so important as well....

((HUGS)) Bren

The JR said...

They have a beautiful home! I fully understand the old people scaring you too death.

When I had my bucket head scarecrow in the garden, it was months before I quit jumping backward when I came around the barn....

Patty Sumner said...

Lovely home and such beautiful flowers! I definitely hate to see the beautiful flowers go and the winter snow come, but, Sring will be here soon enough and we get to see the blooms all over again! Blessings!

teresa said...

What a beautiful home!

Helen said...

Fred and Wilma - yabba dabba do!

(Hello to you!)

Mary said...

I've always liked these statues of people. I've seen them in all sorts of interesting places - parks, train stations, downtown Disney...


Darla said...

How neat and manicured their lawn! The petunias can be seen well it you click to enlarge your photos,nice job Toots. I also noticed the fabric on the windows...Thelma and Hank.

Karen said...

Tootsie, another fantastic post. I love your parent's home, it is gorgeous. Now as to names for their garden 'sitters'....(love the bra I'm thinking Bert and Fernie.

Hope you have a great weekend, and get a little chance to rest. ;')

Shirley said...

I just had to stop by for a quick hello! The garden is under the cover of snow but one of these days I'll go through my archives and find something to share for Fertilizer Friday. In the meantime, take care.

PS the little old couple is soooo cute! Fred and Mabel.

Glenda said...

Thanks for sharing thes wonderful photos! This house is so wonderful! And someone is giving it a lot of love! Just beautiful!

La Petite Gallery said...

That is such a pretty house and entry. Love the little bench.
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