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Friday, January 14, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Jan.14/11


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!

So it’s a snow day, week, month here in Alberta. NOTHING is growing here unless a girl forces it to in a greenhouse…just sayin’…and I decided that I would save my greenhouse shares for another day. I am sharing a little silly instead

Today my Flaunt…is of something very rare…something so unique that only I have them growing…something that will only bloom in the midst of a dreary winter day in the cold Alberta landscape….

So? Are you curious?

Are you wondering what the heck will grow and bloom in sub zero temps???

These babies will put a smile on a girl’s face even when she is so sick she is wishing for someone to put her out of her misery….(and yes that girl is me)

Allow me to introduce you to……

Drumroll please…..(thx)



Snow Daisy’s grow in the parking lots, sidewalks and other smooth surfaces in Alberta Canada during the winter months. They bloom continuously and require little attention from any gardener. They are threatened only by shovels and snowfall. They are a cheery way to add a smile to any gardeners day…they are rivalled only by their cousin the snow angel. They will not grow indoors…and caution should be taken if they are colored in any way…yellow or black/brown Snow Daisy’s are not to be eaten. heehee


We have had a lot of snow fall on us the last week or so. In fact it is more than 12 inches. It has also become very cold here.

My little household has been very ill. My kids missed a full week of school, and now, after nursing them back to health, I am suffering from a serious case of the influenza virus that is going around the area. I have been hold up in bed for days now, and have been out of commission for the most part.

I got these photos from a friend via text message who was feeling sorry for this old gal, and figured I could use a reason to smile. I thought it would be fun to play with the photos, and add some growing and care instructions for you all to enjoy and giggle with me.

Now it’s your turn. I want to see what you are flaunting this week…so get busy…snap, post and share! ( don’t forget to link into the linky below!!!)


This one was done with a photo editing program.

They are made with the sole of a winter boot…believe it or not!

Until next time….hugs and smiles and warm wishes for a safe and happy weekend to you all. Thanks for linking in to all who are participating this week!

Stay tuned…next week will include a few good posts with opinions on some very serious garden issues, and some progress in the greenhouse! If there is ever a post you would like me to create to help you with your garden endeavours…please don’t hesitate to ask! I always do my best!

*) *) *) to you three who are oh so special to me!!! (and you know who you are! it does my heart good to see you peeking in on my snow flowers this week!) mmmmmmwuah!

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Ann Summerville said...

Love the daisies


Hi. It's nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind comments. Gardening is a big part of my spring and summer, and I would love to join your blog parties. I will link up whenever I can. Thanks so much for letting me know about it.
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Mumzie said...

Love your snow daisies! So creative. I have a few flowers blooming in the garden, fortunately I took pictures yesterday. The frost has done my hanging baskets in this year. Glad I found your Friday event....I'll have to get busy and post them by tomorrow. I linked your button. Thanks, Mumzie

A Garden of Threads said...

Cute daisies. I hope you are feeling better. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Jen.

BernieH said...

How awful that you've all been so sick! I'm hoping you're getting better quickly! Just love your gorgeous snow daisies ... such a lovely bloom! Lol!

Thanks for dropping by my last couple of blog posts concerning what's been going on over here in Qld...I so appreciated your comforting words and thoughts! All my family is well and back in their homes safe and sound. Thanks goodness.

Tonya said...

Nice to meet you and FINALLY find a blog all about gardening!! I LOVE gardening: can't wait for spring and your winter daisies are PERFECT!!! :)

artis1111 said...

hehe, I have made dogs ,dragons,all kinds of snow creatures ,but never a daisey. TOOOO cool. Today will be the first day I have been at work in 2 weeks. I feel I have been playing hookey from school. Just 3 inches of snow here. Thanks for the nice comment on the book. I think she wants to do more,and she is formatting it to be put in print besides the Kendle. Kathy

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Feel Better Tootsie!!! Spring is coming!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I haven't seen any snow daisies here in Ontario, but now that I know what they look like I can keep an eye out for them. ;-)
I've had visions of the Alberta clippers that come our way though as a big schooner made of snow and ice.
A lot of flu in our province as well, but so far we've been lucky to avoid it.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Stay warm!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Love the snow daisies. Get well.

The JR said...

Hey, those are the 1st snow daiseys that I've ever seen!

Have a great weekend.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

The snow daisies are very cool! I hope you feel better soon.


La Petite Gallery said...

Hey there Sweet face, sorry you are under the weather, get well so we can have more snow daisys.
Warm hug

I think I have been coming here 2 years now. Got you are back on my sidebar,,Get well

lotusleaf said...

Love your snow daisies. I hope you are better now.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. What a sweet friend to send you some pictures of some flowers to cheer you up.
Thanks for visiting and for following... glad to follow back. :)
Hope you feel better soon!
~ Jo

Darla said...

How cute are these snow flowers....answer your question about growing things in the greenhouse that I can't grow outside??? hmmm heck I don't know, yet! lol I still want you to show how you get lobelia and petunia to germinate...light, watering, soil the whole nine yards.....PLEASE!!

Susan Freeman said...

I love those snow daisies! It's raining here now, but when the weather cools down a bit and the rain turns to snow, I'm going right out and plant some snow daisies!!

Susan and Bentley

Carla said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your snow daisies are so cute. Hopefully they will bring sunshine to you and help you to feel better soon.

Bren Haas said...

I love the snow flowers.... very creative. Not sure I will be able to do a fertilize friday before midnight... I've had so much work to do today with the house being tore apart.

Hope you feel well soon.

Mandy said...

Such cute snow daisies...very creative! I stop by often, but thought I'd finally join in tonight. Hoping your family is back to normal soon, I've had one home for two weeks now that is finally back to 100%. See you next time.

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Cute snow daises! Take care and get well!

Picket said...

Morning Toots! Girl I wish I had something to flaunt in my yard right now...the renters destroyed our backyard while we were gone..we had to dig up over half of it..but Spring time is coming and we plan on restarting so wish us luck! You know I am allergic to snow but the snow daisies were so pretty...just had to come by and say hello sweetie...I have missed you...have a great weekend..Picket

Verde Farm said...

I wish I had thought of the snowy daisies!! They are great :) I think I have an idea for next Friday finally something with some flowers I can post :) I missed yesterday do next Friday it is :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Now those are just too cute and fun!!

Alison said...

Sorry I'm a day late! I posted lots of pictures of summer flowers!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hi Tootsie, You have a marvellous blog here. I really like your Snow Daisy it is very rare and special. Sorry to hear almost everyone were ill. Keep warm and take care. Hugs, Diana.

Rosie Gan said...

You certainly know how to have fun,Tootsie.Cute idea those snow daisies.
I think I'm the last to submit my link.But I made it!!!

Unknown said...

Hello my most creative flower growing friend. Have been out of the plant growing for months. Just wanted to say hi. Stayed busy doing all Christmas gifts by hand and got time to browse around and enjoy all the great blogs I miss. Blessings

Donna said...

Hi Tootsie- I linked and left a comment on Friday but it seems it didn't I am linking again...happy to be part of the meme!!