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Friday, July 8, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 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 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!

School is out in Central Alberta…and that means MOM IS RUNNING, even harder than normal! There has been an endless stream of kids (most of which do not belong to me) at my house. There have been countless sleepovers already and this is just the first week! We have had good weather the last couple weeks and because of this stroke of luck…things are beginning to grow in my gardens!

I did some more weeding when I had a few minutes off and on, and was never alone…


This pair of little beauties was watching me from not too far away…


…isn’t he just the cutest? No fear of me from what I can tell…he was on the hook over top of me almost the entire time…we had a wonderful little chat. ha-ha


I am so excited for next week…my Roses are getting ready to go full bloom!!! There are dozens of buds on the one out front…I would have been happy with just one bud…I thought they perished in the winter cold!

The rest of my flaunt is going to be a bit different this week. I am trying to share the view of my header bead in the evening with the string of lights I laid in the bed…bare with me…a photographer I am NOT.


I struggled with the flash…and the settings…


…most of them came out rather…uh…blurred??? ugh.


…others needed some serious cropping…


…I wish I could have captured the subtle glow that the lights give to his bed…ugh. I gave up after about 150 photos and moved onto another evening garden…


This time I have a bit more luck. This is the seating area I created for the garden room…It feels so calm in this space now…


It is rather cozy in the evening. Almost feels romantic…ALMOST. haha …the mosquito issue sort of kills the mood!


I actually got myself all sprayed up with bug spray and headed out side…to sit right down in this space and create this post! It was nice to sit and enjoy the night gardens…and write.


I will end this post with a very poor shot of my front door vines with the lights in them. I wish on wishes that I could capture the true effect that they have…These photos do not do my lights justice! lol But again…I am a gardener…definitely not a photographer!

So…With hugs and smiles and wishes for you all to have a safe and happy weekend, I sign off with a smile and a big thank you to those who have stopped in this week to comment and to link up. I do so love to see what you share!!! I am still slowly but surely making my way around blog land…some of you are nodding…you’ve seen me! I will very soon make it all the way around…I just need a little time!

Until next week….Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) to my very special three…Oh how I love that you read my every word…no matter where you are! You just make me feel soooo good knowing I am such an important part of your life! Just remember…Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on!

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links to these and many other blog parties are found HERE