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Friday, February 25, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/Flaunt Your Flowers Feb. 25/11


Good Day! Happy Friday!!!

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!!!

Before we begin I feel that I need to re-state the pre-requisites for this little party. There isn’t that much, but it seems there has been some confusion amongst a few participants.

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/or a link to Tootsie 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!


It has been a very cold week here in Alberta.


The snow melted some last week during the chinook we had, but this week is a very different story. Lets go inside the greenhouse where it’s warm…almost like spring!


I haven’t killed the loofa yet…but it’s not the happiest plant I have. Perhaps the gloomy skies are the reason. It hasn’t been too sunny here lately.


The little Geranium seedlings are doing VERY well…


…and there are a lot of them!


The smaller colorful pots are the Petunias I planted yesterday. Can’t wait till that whole wall is filled with GREEN!!!


Green like this!


I still have a few established plants in the greenhouse…which seem happy to be there. I moved most of them inside the house until after the spring seedlings get planted out in my gardens.


I found a good spot for my Orchids…and while moving them I realized why they are so intimidating…


They have huge fangs! ha-ha


They look like they are going to bite!


I wonder if there is a reason for it…or if they are just beautiful, and I have a good imagination. hmmmm *)


One of my Christmas Cactus plants is in bloom.


This is one of the first ones, and there are dozens on the plant still to open.


Although it’s been cold and dreary most of this week…my houseplants are doing well in the sunroom, where they are basking in today’s sunshine…I just can’t wait till spring. (and not just because my house is bursting with plants waiting to spend the summer in the greenhouse! haha)

So…? What do you have growing? Do you have a greenhouse/sunroom that you grow in?

Will you take my invitation and link in this week? I can’t wait to meet your flowers!

I am still catching up from last week, it’s been busy here again. Sick kids, work and other mommy obligations sometimes makes Tootsie a bad blogger! I will get there…

I have also been working on a bit of a makeover on Tootsie Time…please be patient with me. HTML is NOT my friend. There are still a few kinks to iron out.

Thanks for stopping by, and to those who link in…I appreciate it! Now lets get busy and start the Friday Flaunting!

Until Next time…hugs and smiles, wishes for a safe and happy weekend to you all…and ….

Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)- you didn't think I'd forget you now did you? mwuah

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artis1111 said...

I have things popping up all around the garden. Hubby wants to get mulch next week. I love orchids, but I don't have one. My neice has a large one,she boards at a nursery till it blooms then she brings it home. Kathy

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, I love the new look! I am loving watching your little plants sprout.


Autumn Belle said...

The orchids are like the sexy ladies in your pre-spring greenhouse party.

Leslie said...

Your greenhouse looks awesome. I bet with a little bit of sun those seedlings will grow like monsters.. The orchids are gorgeous!

lotusleaf said...

Your orchids are beautiful. You are right, orchids do look rather intimidating!

One said...

Hi! You do have a lot to flaunt today...and I see many more potential beauties. Very soon, you may have to flaunt them daily instead of weekly.

Joani said...

I planted my tomatoes, cucumbers, zinnias. We R suppose to have rain this weekend. Have been eating strawberries from the plants....they R so sweet. Have a great one. Hopefully I can snap a few pictures & join in. I saw the sweet peas were getting ready to bloom too.

Teresa said...

Everythihg looks healthy at your house. more snow coming tonight here. really getting tired of being indoors. Enjoy your weekend!

Teresa said...

PS. Love your new look!

Donna said...

ohhh look at the green house with all the green seedlings everywhere...we have snow all over the ground, at least a foot melt..and a foot arriving tonight so we are not going to see our gardens for a while...

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Even under all that snow your garden looks enchanting...I LOVED seeing inside your green house and can't wait to see it filled with all the new lovely plants.

My Garden is also filled with white atm...But no snow here :)

Blessings Kelsie

Bren Haas said...

LOve your new page design.... my fertilize Friday is coming to you from Seattle! Be sure to check out my slide show from some amazing orchids!

BernieH said...

Your new page design is lovely. I see there's lots going on in your greenhouse ... just terrific to see all those seedlings coming along so well. I also see your orchids are doing well, despite your reservations about how well you could care for them ... they are so beautiful!

p3chandan said...

Wow! your have lots new plants and flowers blooming and its not even Spring yet! Happy Gardening in your greenhouse Tootsie!

Darla said...

Things are looking really good in that greenhouse! Hopefully the sun will shine, melt the snow and dry up all the sickness in your sure does look cold outside your windows.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love your new look. It was much faster to load. I envy your greenhouse. I do not start many seeds as I have only a few lights. I do start some veggies for the garden though. Your orchids are realy beautiful. V

Unknown said...

Stopping by to meet a new friend and follow.
Please stop by and visit mine. Fab Friends Friday.

Sonya Marie said...

I used to garden alot growing up, definitely miss it :[ Costa Rica doesn't have a very large patch for me :[

Anonymous said...

It's been cold here too Tootsie. Looks like we posted some of the same things - Christmas Cactus blooming and SNOW!!! Nothing but white blooming here! LOL

Lona said...

Ewww, Tootsie I love the new blog look girl! Your seedlings are doing great as usual.The orchids are still blooming so lovely.I wish they would send me some to kill. LOL!I cannot believe that blog is stealing all of your postings.Are you honored or ticked off?
You and the little ones have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tootsie, it's been a while since I emailed but had to tell you about my orchid. I have had it for seven years and it was beautiful (and intimidating!) when it was given to me as a gift. When those blooms finally faded, it never bloomed again until now. It started growing this stalk which I thought was another air root, it has so many. But this one was different. I was almost afraid to hope that it would be growing buds. But it was. The first bud has bloomed and it is so pretty! It has two more buds which are getting bigger by the day. Soon it will have three beautiful flowers! I am so excited! I wish I were more computer savvy and could download photos but, I'm not. So there is no pic. It is petite, white, with a vivid mauve throat with a touch of bright yellow in the mauve. And you're right about it looking like it wants to bite you! My daughter Megan said the same thing. She made me laugh when she said if she got to close it would take a chunk out of her! Your plants are looking great. I have houseplants inside but only ten. I have been covering up all my outside plants on the nights I know it will freeze or get close to freezing. Living in the central valley of California, I don't have the cold weather that you do but many of my larger plants are jades (the largest is about six feet in diameter) so they need protection. I also have some very large, very old (about 30 yrs) asparagus ferns that I have always babied through the winters. I love reading your blog, keep up the great work! Alma

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

So beautiful!! I bet it has been cold there. My husband is from Alberta, and he tried to explain to me what the winters are like there and I can't imagine :) Your blog is so colorful, springy and great.
I hopped over from the "Boost My Blog Friday" and really glad I did. Have a great one!

Glenda Cates said...

I Love your header it makes me want to pour a glass of iced tea and grab a book and sit a while. I wish I had some plants to share but at this time I do not. I did find you over on Boost My Blog and I am now following you on GFC.

miruku said...

Your little plants are doing well in your greenhouse and i bet they will bloom beautifully for you very soon. Petunias always do good for your garden.
Happy weekends!

Mumzie said...

You are very busy! Which I had the room for a hot house. My orchids always die, so I've given up on growing them. Happy Fertilizer Friday! Mumzie

doreen said...

Wow; I am in love! Those plants and flowers are beautiful. I am a new visitor and follower via Java's. I had my first ever garden last year and have bigger and better plans for this season which will start inside the second week of March.
I shall dream of the day when I have something gorgeous enough to link up in Fertilizer Friday. (I have lots of house plants do they count)?

Java said...

Hi Tootsie!!

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Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!

Linda said...

I'm sharing my Christmas cactus this week too. I thought mine was late blooming but I see lots of other bloggers have theirs in bloom too.

Unknown said...

You have quite a green thumb! You flowers are beautiful!
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