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Friday, May 27, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 27/11


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 I have some sad news, and a fashion show to flaunt for you!

I would like to dedicate my Friday Flaunt to a dear friend and garden blogger that many of you know and love, Raingardener. Her blog Gardening by Trial and Error inspired many of us and was always filled with wonderful photos and posts that warmed our hearts. I am sad to say that Linda passed away recently from Cancer and we will all miss her greatly. My heart goes out to those who knew and loved her, and to her family who is suffering the loss of such a sweet woman. Linda inspired many a garden project for me…when I think of her whimsical little projects a few such as this one come to mind immediately:


Between her BBQ and the one that Darla of More Family and Flowers planted, I can’t ever compete for beautiful, but I can say I am inspired! I will think of her each time I plant my BBQ.

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This is just the most beautiful!

Linda may be gone, but she is not to be forgotten. I bet she’s looking down on all of our gardens right now and smiling.

Now…I have had something wonderful happen to me this week!

I was in the midst of another extremely crazy busy week. Keeping up with everything was getting to me, and I was getting stressed…and then…something happened that made it all seem worthwhile.

I was just finishing up planting my big flower bed in the back yard…


…when the Fed Ex lady arrived at my house with a package for me!

Who was it from?

It was from PROVEN WINNERS!!!!

Yep! Danielle, the wonderful lady in the public relations department of Proven winners, sent me some trial flowers!

They were a gift from them, for lil ol me!!!!

I was so excited!!!

I ripped into that box like it was candy- and I was a hungry sugar deprived child!

What kind of flowers?

It is my pleasure to announce a fashion show of sorts:


Tootsie Time is happy to host a show of the spring planting fashions that EVERY flower garden and /or container must have for this and every years growing season!

The plants in the photo above are strutting their stuff for you all tonight...and will be flaunted again and again this summer season here on Tootsie Time. They joined the family yesterday, and are fitting in nicely. The little guys are a bit travel lagged...Fed Ex did not treat them gently, and many had to be trimmed of broken branches and bruised leaves. They are in good hands and will be fabulous in a few days...

I am giving them a bit of time to recover from the trip and adjust to my area in the greenhouse...and then they will again be shared as part of container gardens!

So...without further delay:


First up..we have the coralberry punch superbells….


They may be little now…but just you wait…when they grow up…


They will be absolutely wonderful!

Our next two stars of tonight’s show are a bit “jet lagged”…but in just a few short weeks…012

These little pots will have grown…into these:





These beauties also brought with them some friends!

Take a look at these gorgeous colors:



I am waiting impatiently (tee hee) for these to mature into….



Wow…talk about knock your socks off!!!



Sweet Potato vine is one of my favorites for container gardens of all kinds!!! When they mature…


…These ladies promise to offer the foliage that will wow you every time! (and if you are lucky you can see some beautiful little flowers too)

…And now we have a pair of superbells that will complete your gardens and jazz up your containers EVERY time:


These two little pots are sporting the ultimate in superbells this season!021


Oh WOW!!!



Last but definitely NOT least we have two smartly filled pots of superbells!


I love the details in these blooms!!!

No garden is complete without a few spring fashions from Proven Winners…did you get yours yet?


Head to a garden center near you for the best in quality and selection… Proven Winners!!! You just can’t go wrong!

This ends my spring planting fashion show. I do hope you have enjoyed it! lol I am so excited to see these tiny plants grow into the beautiful mature specimines that I shared with you today!

My Flaunt has ended for this week…I thank you all for stopping by, linking in and for leaving a comment.

With wishes for a safe and happy weekend…hugs and smiles to you all.

Until next time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…to my special three…I wouldn’t have you ANY other way…I enjoy the LAUGHS you all never fail to give me each week. *) Thanks for stopping in to read me so often!

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