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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July1/11



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...

Before I do my flaunt…I have to say:


I am a Canadian Girl. Born and raised in Alberta Canada.


I am proud to be a Canadian and live in this beautiful country.


Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians!

The kids are out of school for summer holidays…and I could not be happier!!! I love spending time with them…and my yard hasn’t had less than 6 kids in it all week!

I would like to share what they got to see all week:


I spent the majority of my garden time pulling masses of chick weed from my flower beds. 9 cans worth to be exact. It is a huge issue for us in this neighborhood.


All the rain and cooler temps has made for perfect weed growing conditions! lol. Its all gone now though…for a few days anyways.


Some of the edging plants had to be pulled with the weeds…It was way too thick to do anything else.


My peony in the back has started to bloom. They never last long enough!


They are such huge and delicate looking blooms!!! Like pretty puffs!


My weed free flower beds….I can’t wait till they are filled with color!!!


I am sharing some of my Proven winner trials here this week too!!! They are in the pots in this bed! I am so glad they are starting to catch…






These are LOVING the location above the bench!!!



Thanks again Proven Winners!!!


I am so impatient …I want this bed to fill up NOW…lol


I added some strings of lights…On Monday I will share them in the evening!


Iris’s are blooming…They are so pretty!


My Minature Iris is certainly ELECTRIC!


It’s almost like they glow!!!


…Last but not least….my goldfish plant…


Is blooming!!!! yay!!!

Well…that is my flaunt for this week….I could have gone on and on…but decided to save some for Monday!

Hugs, smiles and wishes of a safe and happy weekend to you all…thanks for popping in this week and for linking in to my little party! I can’t wait to see what is going on in your gardens!

Until next week…happy gardening!

*)*)*)…to those three who make every single day such a joy…”Every action you take is a seed you sow. Every seed you sow is a harvest you'll reap.”~ Steven Wright

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Larry said...

Hi Tootsie... couldn't help but admire the edges on your garden beds... so important. I'm behind on mine because of some severe back problems but hoping I can get them back in shape next week! Larry

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Beautiful, Tootsie! Have you ever won a community award for your lovely yard and flower gardens? Do they even have those in Canada? If so, you SHOULD win!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

teresa said...

Everything looks awesome as usual. Don't you just love this time of year?!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Canada Day, Tootsie. I just love those iris's. Thanks for hosting.

Diann said...

Oh, all your flowers are just so gorgeous! But, that white peony is stunning!!

Kathy said...

Your gardens are stunning!! Your blog made my top five this week. Stop by!

BernieH said...

Happy Canada Day to you! I hope it was a fabulous day for you and yours. Loads of colour everywhere in your lush garden ... adored those double Impatiens, the Peony and your Goldfish Plant, but the Irises won my heart today.

Heidi said...

Your gardens are a maze ing!!!!:) Really beautiful... thanks for sharing!

~~Rhonda said...

Glenda, your garden looks lovely! It's so neat and tidy! Beautiful job! Our garden tends to be a bit more rowdy. :-D The differences are part of what makes it so much fun to visit other gardeners bits of heaven. ~~Rhonda

Laura Bloomsbury said...

Hi Tootsie - a riot of colour in your garden already but especially love the cool Peony.
Happy Canada day!
Laura (UK)

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I love the curvy edges of your garden, and all the blooms around your home. My peony didn't bloom this year :-(

Beth said...

Happy Canada Day, Tootsie! Your garden looks stunning. Sorry you are having such a problem with chickweed.
Blessings, Beth

Danielle Says Hello said...

I absolutely love Proven superblast petunias are STILL blooming in the hot Florida sun and looking beautiful.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Tootsie,

Your blooms are lovely. My sister-in-law, like you can make something out of nothing.


Sarah Jo said...

In this blog have so beautiful garden and flower images. Flowers are the most beautiful things god never made in the world. Gardening is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing activities around. Siting a garden bed, so relaxation for any one.....

Sarah Jo said...

In this blog have so beautiful garden and flower images. Flowers are the most beautiful things god never made in the world. Gardening is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing activities around. Siting a garden bed, so relaxation for any one.....

Netty said...

Your garden is looking great Tootsie! I'm so glad you posted your Peony ... mine are gone now and missed as they are my favorite :)

Shifan said...

You have a very nice garden.

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

Your garden is already so colourful and your lawn looks great! Happy Canada Day!

Patty Sumner said...

and flaunt you! I am much heat here. All my plants are just surviving. Everything looks great! Blessings!

The JR said...

Happy Canada Day to you all!

Very pretty as usual Tootsie. Luv the electric blue and the gold fish.

The Sage Butterfly said...

I recently was pulling lots of chickweed as well...must be all the rain we have had recently. Thanks for hosting Fertilizer Friday, and have a good weekend!

Asha Ram said...

So so sooo beautiful! I've uploaded a few photos of flowers @ my blog site, and yes, linked your blog too. Happy Friday! :)

cherry said...

Here you are wanting your beds to fill out and I'm thinking damn them's some mighty pretty beds you have Beautiful as always...and thank you so much for hosting this fun party.

Happy Friday & hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I've never heard of a goldfish plant before. But I love it! :)

Rosie Gan said...

Happy Canada Day, Tootsie! And what a lovely present your garden is for all of is magic happening right before our eyes!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. I love this magnificent garden. Lovely flowers.

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

Hi Tootsie! Great photos this week. I particularily like the white peony.

I didn't get to add to the your link this week - I had a busy week and it slipped my mind entirely!

Will have more to show next week though. Hope you had a great Canada Day.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful gardens!!!
I assume that you grow your own annuals??

Happy Canada Day!! Several years ago we were on vacation to Niagra Falls on the Canadian side and had the privlege of seeing the firework over the Falls for Canada Day and July 4th. It was spectacular!!


Lona said...

Glenda your Iris is electric. How pretty! Your garden looks so wonderful. Now you sound like me with the Impatient Gardener phrase. LOL! Your verbena's from Proven Winners are so pretty. The peony is a favorite of mine. I love the touch of red in the center of the blooms and it has so many buds yet. It likes its home in your garden. Have a wonderful weekend and sorry for being late to join into FF.

Bonita Jane said...

Your iris plants are absolutely stunning! Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures.

Karen said...

Tootsie, if you hadn't mentioned the chickweed, I wouldn't have seen it. Your gardens are so beautiful, and I am so happy you're trialing some Proven Winners, can't wait for an update on which ones you found to be the best.

But back to the chickweed, what is it with that stuff? I have an infestation of it too, and I hate pulling it since it breaks off so easily; such a 'delicate' weed isn't it? Grrr.

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend!