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Friday, July 22, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 22/11



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!

I am posting a bit early this week…as I am swamped with things to do today…

All I can say about this week is that it was an absolute gong show!!! The kids and I were on the run all week long…errands, play dates, chores…you name it. We didn’t get a lot of time to enjoy the gardens this week due to the seemingly endless parade of violent thunderstorms that were inviting themselves into the area.

It seems that my gardens got very lucky this week (so far) as the hail and strong winds that were accompanied by heavy rains, was not quite as severe as that which hit other areas. I am thankful for just some minor flooding and a few tattered plants.

In spite of the storms, I managed to see a few new blooms this week that I am excited to share with you.


I got this plant the other day from a lady who is moving to an apartment and didn’t want it! Yay me!!!


The Dahlias are blooming!!!!


They are so vibrant!!!


They seem to be peeking out over the chairs in my garden room!



I love the way they bloom !!!


This one is my favorite!


This one looks like it’s glowing!


This is one bloom on a Dahlia I have never seen before!


The thymophilla (did I spell that right?) is going gang busters with the bacopa!


The snap dragons are taking a turn in bloom now too! I can’t wait till they are all smiling back at me!


This bed is going to be gorgeous when all the snaps start to bloom…the rest is filled with geranium and edged in with dusty miller!


I leave you with this one last shot of one of my favorite beds!

It seems that things are popping here in spite of the storms…whew…that’s a relief!

So? what are you waiting for? Get outside, feed, water, snap and post!

Hugs, smiles and wishes for a safe and happy weekend to you all!!! I have had a few issues with my internet this week...and am still working my way through last week's flaunt...bare with me...I will be there!

Until next time....happy gardening!!!

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you can find links to these and more great blog parties here