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Friday, April 8, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Those Flowers!!! April 8/11


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/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted.
So....I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...

IT'S FERTILIZER FRIDAY!!!!! It's time to Flaunt Your Flowers/Foliage!
I can't wait to see what you share!

Another week of spring has hit Alberta Canada, and the snow is slowly but surely melting away. The days are getting longer – and the sun is warmer…things are always better when the sun is shining!

It has been a busy week…full of decisions, drama and hustle and bustle in my house. I managed to squeeze a few hours in to get a little bit of work done in the greenhouse. I wish I had more time to just go and be in there…it is after all…my very special place!

If you have been following my Friday posts, you will certainly notice lots of changes in the greenhouse this week.

Shall we? Lets take a look:


This is the first official bloom of 2011 in my greenhouse crop! It is a shock wave pink petunia. I was thrilled to see it.


I always love to look at all of the different flower blooms up close…They never cease to amaze me.


This is the newest view from the front door. You will notice that things have changed quite a bit….I planted several of the containers that stand on the patio …


…and some of the hanging baskets that I will use around the gardens….


Everything is growing like crazy!!!


The Petunias were obviously happy to get into the hanging baskets!


There are a few more trays that need to get into pots…for friends and family…


The portulaca and snap dragons are popping out of the soil…


More Petunias and some marigolds…it’s quite green in here! ha-ha!


I organized…and cleaned up…


…Finished hanging my sun filter…(old sheer curtains)


…removed the winter floor tiles that insulate against the harsh winter temps…


…and turned the fans up to keep the air moving.

It just seems that there isn’t enough time anymore…I am a little behind this year…but that’s okay…spring is running late too!

My internet provider has been doing upgrades to their system this last week…and my internet has been sporadic at best…I think they are finished now…so I will be all over that linky list this evening…this week’s and last weeks…I missed a few of you…and want to get caught up!

So…without further delay, I am on my way…I just can’t wait to see what you guys share! Maybe I can get some ideas for container gardens!!! *)

I wish to thank you all for linking in, and visiting me here this past week! If you have not popped in on my other blogging adventure Growing 4 Seasons, to take a quick peek….head over…and while you are there…add yourself to the followers list! I just installed it the other day! Leave a comment and let us know you stopped in! There are all sorts of great ideas there…including a month by month posting of greenhouse tasks, and flower shares by Bren!

Hugs, smiles and wishes for a great weekend with friends and family.

Until next time….Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…to my special three…and to one in particular…keep trying!!! It’s particularly entertaining from where I sit! hahaha!!! You know who you are!!!

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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet Toots it's looking great girl..I can see all your hard work you have once again put into your Greenhouse..I pray all is well in your world today my sweet friend..I'm sending a BIG ole cyber hug to you..wished I could do it in person girl..Love ya, Gloria

BernieH said...

Your greenhouse is just filled to the brim with life. That first little Petunia flower is a gorgeous sight. Everything looks well under way now.

Anonymous said...

Your plants look fabulous. You're going to have another winner year.

One said...

Happy Early Fertilizer Friday!!!

Andrea said...

Hi Tootsie, your previous post is contagious, gave me some heart pinch. Anyway, your petunia is so beautiful, and i am sure it is a great job doing all those work in your nursery, it is big. If only i am near you i can lend two hands, LOL. I remember your nursery last year also posted here!

Yvonne said...

So much work, but it seems to be your love. I am very fond of petunias, especially the purple ones that have fragrance near the end of the day. I plant then every year in pots, so I can smell them in the early evenings.

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

How I wish we lived closer together so I could come watch you weave your magic in the greenhouse.

I love how organized it is too.

Blessings Kelsie

Jeannie B. said...

What a wonderful green house you have. So nice to have lovely plants when it is still cold outside!

Unknown said...

Wow hun, everything looks great. I am so impressed with all you do each year in that greenhouse! Hope all is well and have a great week.

betty-NZ said...

Maybe someday I'll get to have a greenhouse like yours! Impressive.

Donna said...

Glad to be back and will join from time to time during high garden season...great plants growing in that greenhouse...can't wait to see them outside..

Darla said...

Looks great Tootsie!!! So clean and oragized. I bet the smell is divine when you first walk in. Don't fall out of your chair, I have a flat of petunias I started from seed and actually planted out some lobelia that I started from seed....! I take it as a challenge when I cannot germinate seed, you know how I feel don't you?

DeDa Studios said...

new follower....Follow Friday 40 & Love the flowers! stop by for a visit

Asha Ram said...

I'm glad to have stopped by here - yet another beautiful site about gardening! :-)

I hope it's OK if I list this site URL on my blog site.

Asha (Bangalore, India)

Carol said...

Gosh I think you could just run a business out of your greenhouse! Looks great and I look forward to seeing everything planted! Carol

bg_garden said...

OK, so I shared some branches I am forcing indoors ... kind of a fertilizer flaunt. Maybe the best fertilizer ever - God did it!

YOU On the other hand are ROCKING THE HOUSE- Greenhouse that is! Look at those new starters. I can't wait to see another photo next week. a few more sunny days and you are going to have some blooms on everything!

Happy #fertilzerFriday Glenda!

Laura Bloomsbury said...

I've joined Fertiliser Friday for the first time but looking at your production line greenhouse leaves me astounded. I wonder how you keep up with all the jobs involved here. Lovely petunia


Kimberly said...

WOW!!! Your green house is AMAZING!!! Inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I have such greenhouse envy right now. I have a sunroom that I will be using as a mini greenhouse come fall. I will be by many times to pick your brain I'm sure!

Dirt Princess said...

I'm baaaack! I'm so happy...I just did my first FF post in months!!! Sorry I was gone so long. I miss FF with you.

I seriously don't know how you do it all!!! I can just picture you running all over the place, like a, gardening, painting, refinishing, feeding kids, pulling weeds......

The JR said...

Everything looks wonderful.

You are so organized!

Bonnie said...

I just love your greenhouse! What a lot of work. Everything looks so healthy!

Mel_Cole said...

Wow, what great energy you got, Tootsie. :) How I wish I have that. You got plenty of things done and I'm sure your flower shop will be gorgeous this year. My Fertilizer Friday

Lona said...

What a pretty petunia Tootsie. Wow, your plants in the greenhouse are growing up a storm. I hope the rest of the snow melts soon and you have some warmer temps.

Kristin said...

Wow Glenda! Your greenhouse is so tidy, how do you keep it looking so great? The petunias are looking fabulous. It wont be long before you will be enjoying them outside.

siteseer said...

your greenhouse is definitely 'green'. I'm hoping to get outside this weekend to clean up the winter stuff in anticipation of spring and summer. So no pictures from me. I'll be back next week. Maybe I'll actually get some pictures of my cleaned up yard. Here's hoping

Liz said...


Wow, you have so many seedlings growing in your greenhouse! I think I'd panic with so many... ha ha.

I'm sure your garden will look stunning in the coming months :)

Pamela said...

I had to move many of my seedlings back into my house, it was getting too cold in the greenhouse and the snow is back. Brrr. Maybe by next week we will have consistant sun. Winter is stubborn about leaving this year.

teresa said...

Sorry so late. thought I had linked in but and I hadn't, so I am back now. better late than never! Green House is looking good. I am getting some seed sprouts now. it's very exciting and temps will be in the 50's tomorrow. yay!

deb said...

Everything is growing! Going to be a jungle in there soo!.
Glad you got the curtains up...sure looked like it was a job to do.

Karen said...

Hi Glenda, I didn't link in this week, nothing here but snowbanks yet. You've been so kind in the past letting me show a bunch of fake flowers, so I thought I'd better lay low until I have something real to flaunt. I was so awestruck by your green house! I spent the day putting our temporary hoop house up and FINALLY planted a few flats of flowers. You have petunias blooming, and I just first got mine're much farther ahead of me.

I was so touched by your last post about the greenhouse. How sad to think the lady passed away there and now it's just fallen to ruins. But at least you were able to salvage something and your post will keep her memory alive.

Sarah said...

Your greenhouse is gorgeous! I love your little pink bloom too :) My tulips bloomed this week, so thrilling!

Rosie Gan said...

You are going to have a fabulous spring garden, Tootsie.

Elle said...

Hey, I love your blog, it's got the perfect style i'm looking for for my new house :) The petunia's are amazing!

Phyllis said...

I am in awe of your greenhouse and your talent for growing flowers! A plant just looks at me and wilts....however; God bless me with a husband who loves to garden. Your story about visiting the old abandoned greenhouse that you recalled from childhood made the tears well in my eyes. You described it so well that I could even picture the little old lady who tended to the plants and feel her love and dedication. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and for your generous lovely comments! Hugs, Phyllis

Miz Helen said...

Hi Tootsie,
Thank you so much for stopping by to have tea with me, it is so nice to meet you and all your friends. Your greenhouse is just awesome! I can't wait to visit all the other gardens. Thank you so much for asking me to join you, I look forward to all the fun. I am sharing my Spring Blooms with you this week. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Awesome petunia bloom! Am I weird that it reminds me of a bloodshot eyeball? 0.o

Btw, I'm following from Seasonal Saturday and hope you will join my Spring Blog Hop, too.

Becca's Dirt said...

What a full greenhouse. I think you must have filled every inch in there. Pretty bloom. I know that is exciting to see the first bloom. Looking forward to your beautiful gardens.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Thanks for sharing Miss Tootsie, your linked post from last week is featured on today's Fresh Clean and Pure Friday. You are one great gardener. I've got to link up my garden post here now!