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Friday, April 29, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers April 29/11


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 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 week brought sunshine and warm temps to my neck of the woods. It was nice to have the chance to go outside and play in the yard. The kids and I got a lot done out there before the Easter weekend was over…and let me say, it felt good! The gardens are a little tidier and things are organized again.


Today, the weather is sunny, with a chance of SNOW! Yes…I said it out loud…SNOW! I hope we can get just some rain, the snow can stay away!

In spite of the slightly cooler temperature outside, I managed to get some things done in the greenhouse this morning. I have had a total of 3 hours in there this whole week…and that includes watering daily! I wish there was more than one of me…one to blog, one to greenhouse and garden, and one to do all the other stuff that I have sitting on my plate! But alas, there’s only one of me, so here’s what I have to share:


I can see some hints of green in the grass, but if you wanna see some REAL green….go inside my little piece of heaven!


Okay…it might be a bit crowded in here…there isn’t one inch to spare anymore.


YA….I did up some pots for a neighbor, and a friend…and I really need them to come get them…I can barely walk in here!


It seems that the fertilizer I used last week, did it’s job! Maybe if we go take a look from above…


Ya…well it isn’t any easier to see from here! It’s like a solid wall of flowers!!!


Last year, the Marigolds struggled…it seems that this is not that type of year! Hey…is that…? Yes I think it is!


YAY!! I have the first Marigold bloom of the season!!! Yippie!!


The Portulaca is not blooming just yet…but I don’t think it will be long!


My Thymophilla is blooming! It is one of my new additions to the seed list for this year. I haven’t yet decided if I like it or not. The teensy yellow blooms are sure cheerful though!!!


Working our way down the line, the Coleus is saying “Hey! Look at me!!!”


The east side is filled with Celebrity Petunias and Dusty Miller (to name a couple…)


Remember last week when I shared all the buds on the Passion Flower?


They opened up just in time for this week! There was nothing yesterday…but today….I have two open blooms! Are they not just the most wonderful?


The view from the back by my desk in this little greenhouse that is just loaded from top to bottom…side to side…bursting at the seams with blooms. GLORIOUS BLOOMS!!!

…and it smells just glorious in here!!!

That is my flaunt from the greenhouse this week…I am so glad to have had you pop in to see! I am looking forward to getting a chance to see what you guys have to share this week!!! (I know…I am so far behind…I still need to get around to the last week’s participants.)

I appreciate all that email, comment and link to my posts…I am so lucky to have such a great following. I save all the emails, and reply and return the visits as soon as I can…I am very far behind…and can’t wait to have a free evening, or hour to just sit and blog! Sometimes being a good mother…makes Tootsie a bad blogger…but…that is just the way it is!

Until next week…hugs and smiles, wishes for you all to have a safe and happy weekend, and thanks for linking in today! ….Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…to my very special three. I don't think I need to say a word...the expression on your face said it all!

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you can find the links to the above parties in the menu bar under blog parties!