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Friday, July 15, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 15/11


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!


It has been a crazy week in Central Alberta. Storm on top of storm has ravaged this area night after night. This rainbow is a gentle reminder that there is always something to be happy about…no matter how big the storm… If you look closely, it is actually a double rainbow…the one on top is much lighter than the bottom one.

Now…for the rest of my share this week:


I am pleased to announce that I have a rose bush going to bloom this week in the front yard(in spite of the hail and wind and rain!)


My bed that I did from seed directly is going like gang busters!!!


Some pretties that I picked up at a local garden center…these are Proven Winners…


I moved a few pots around to avoid the rain one evening…and now I sort of like the new arrangement beside the greenhouse…so I am considering leaving them there. What do you think?


Yep!!! ANOTHER Rose bush is in bloom!!!


This one is beside the house in the back yard…in the garden room, with the bbq I planted…lol *)


I have plenty of Nicotana…and it is not doing the usual things that Nicotana does…Last year it grew to about 5 feet tall….this year…check out the size of the leaves!!!


They are HUGE! That is my flower tower….the Nicotana is the big draw in there…I am stunned at the size of the leaves…it is like a rhubarb plant! hahaha


Yep…that is them…a little tattered by the hail…but when you are THIS big…you make a great target!


The leaves might be huge…but the blooms are still as pretty as they usually are!


My Proven Winner Trial Verbenas are doing awesome…(and one sweet william that snuck in there somehow…lol)


The Calibrachoa that they sent me are also doing well. I just love my trial plants from Proven Winners.


I planted some Straw Flowers this year…


I think I will cut and save some for a decorative touch somewhere.


….my header bed is coming along nicely…


I was very worried it would be a flop this year…the hail gave it a huge kicking…but it bounced back. WHEW!


The final shot…is of my old ladder and some cream cans with scattered pots amongst them. I love this corner of the greenhouse.

Well that is all that is new at my house. I just know you guys are going to dazzle me this week with your shares…I just can’t wait to see!

I sign off with hugs, smiles and hopes that you all have some super fun plans for the weekend ahead! Thanks to all who link in each week , and the comments you leave are just the best! Thanks for stopping by!

*)*)*) to my very special three…Your antics are very entertaining…just when I think it can’t get any funnier, you think of something else! please don’t stop the show…You know who you are!

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