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Friday, September 2, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Sept. 2/11


WELCOME!!!! This week's flaunt is up a bit early today because I have other obligations that would make me late in posting! Happy Friday!

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...

The summer at my house was hectic…but this last couple of weeks have been insane! Back to school was a prep session I was not looking forward to, but we did it! My kids went back on the 1st of September. What a huge undertaking to get them all set up for that! haha.

September is upon us and around these parts that means Fall is just around the corner. We have had some cooler weather and a bit of rain in Alberta, and the evenings and over night temps have fallen dramatically. You can see evidence of the season changing daily.


I have been fortunate enough not to have been in regions of the province that have had the frost warnings… but we all know that it will not be long before I am struggling to keep my gardens fresh and free of frost damage and kill.

It won’t be long until the blooms of summer are just a memory for gardeners in Alberta.


This is the view that you see when you drive up to my house. The hedge is growing in nicely…and the flowers are filling in for it while we wait! Haha




Rudbeckia is blooming like crazy in all the beds I planted it in.


The Redneck Rosarian would giggle if he could see how excited I was to find blooms on this rose. I bought it a few years ago…it was on the list of garbage plants in the local greenhouse…it wasn’t in a good way…seems happy enough to me!



My trial impatiens from Proven Winners are doing really well. I love the double blooms on this one…and the pop of color is refreshing!


There is nothing like geraniums to cheer a girl….especially in mass planting…they look so wonderful all grouped together in this bed.



I wish is had lots of time to look around at the hummingbirds as they fly from flower to flower… I have 5 or 6 of them here this year. These guys really love hanging out in the gardens.

I am sad to see fall approaching…the summer seems to have flown by, and without warning, the cooler temps are sneaking up on me.

That’s my flaunt for today! I am off to finish my list of 10 million things! I hope to get around to see you all this week…I still have a lot of catch up to play from the last couple weeks…thank you all for being so patient with me!

The details of my big announcement are almost ready to reveal…it is a huge one…so I don’t want to say anything pre-maturely!

so? what are you waiting for…lets get flaunting!

Wishing you hugs, smiles and a safe

and happy weekend…thanks to all who have taken the time to visit, comment and flaunt with me!

Until Next time…Happy Gardening!

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xinex said...

Your flowers are all gorgeous, Glenda. I wish I could have even just a little bit of your green thunmb...Christine

bj said...

Hey, Tootsie you remember from Sweet Nothings.>
I see all your flowers are looking fabulous. We are in the worst drought we've ever had..everything out here in West Texas is looking pretty sad.
Hope things are good with you...
xo bj

Darla said...

OH Toots your garden beds are always an inspiration. AND your dedication to gardening in such a short gardening zone is just amazing...Love you girl!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Great looking Garden Tootsie, hope you do not get an early frost!


Netty said...

Your flowers are looking amazing! I am not ready for Autumn either ... I wish we could just keep it summer all year :)

Millie said...

Let's hope the frost stays away...for a long time! Your plants are looking wonderful!

Beth said...

Tootsie, Your roses, impatiens and rudbeckia are really lovely. All of your beds look great. I am always impressed with what you have created in your beautiful space.
Hugs, Beth

Donna said...

Your flowers are still looking fresh and's hoping frost holds off for a while

Karen said...

Hello Glenda, I'm sorry to see leaves on your lawn already, now, we're just not ready for those shenanigans yet, are we? Seems just yesterday the trees were greening up for Spring and here we go again, back to snow shovels and boots.

Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted. Do you overwinter your geraniums? They sure are beautiful along with everything else in your garden. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda, Your garden is so pretty.I love the Rudbekias.
Have a great weekend. SueB

Sue said...

Your flowers still look sooooo good. Mine are "tired" and I'm really ready for fall. I'm supposed to be low 30's on Monday night, and if that doesn't say Autumn, nothing does! Have a great weekend, Glenda!

Linda said...

Still lots in bloom, but yes Fall is creeping in. Enjoy the long weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda. You sure do have a short growing season. But a much healthier one than here. You get rain and reasonable temps so your plants don't wither and turn brown, like mine. Its always so refreshing to see your vivid colors and rich green, after looking at my drained and struggling gardens. Take care til next week!

Rosie Gan said...

Enjoy your flowers while you may! As for me, I'm still in my 'Butterfly on Flower' phase...posting more of butterflies and less on flowers!

Lona said...

Fall is closing in fast now and I am so not ready for summer to be a just memory. Your garden is looking so beautiful. They always look their best right before those frosts in your garden.You have so many gorgeous annuals. The Rudbeckia is divine.I have some growing from seed so just maybe next year I will have some blooming. Have a wonderful weekend Glenda.

The JR said...

Beautiful FF pics Tootsie.

have a great weekend

Kathe said...

The colors of your flowers are just stunning! The kitties made me smile. Not sure if you remember me but about a year ago you featured my garden as a follower without a blog. Well I am thrilled to say I am now have a blog and am finally able to link up with your wonderful party!! Stop by for a visit sometime!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I would LOVE to drive up and see your flowers! We have oodles of hummingbirds too! I have to feel the feeder every 2 or 3 days! Fun! Loved seeing your kitties..they are beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Your gardens are gorgeous! The colors is great and really stands out...pops! We are parched here in California and welcoming the cool breezes of autumn. Soon...very soon:)
I enjoyed strolling through your garden.

Jennifer said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I am right there with you...not ready for fall yet. I've had such a satisfying growing season and I will be sad to see it end! I think gardeners all share that feeling of satisfaction you get from working on your garden. :) I do think, though, I would never appreciate the spring/summer/fall as much without the long winter!

onlymehere said...

I can hardly wait to hear the big announcement!

La Petite Gallery said...

Tootsie, your garden is beautiful. Fall is my favorite time of year. When the flowers die, God gives color in the trees.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your flowers look so gorgeous! Must of my summer flowers have just dried up and died so I'm looking at all the links to get my garden fix :)!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Still looking good. Hang in there. Maybe the first frost will be late.

cherry said...

I always love stopping by because I know I am going to see some pretties.. Happy September & hugs
from Savannah, Cherry

Leovi said...

Delicious and refreshing these beautiful flowers with beautiful colors, great pictures.

Asha Ram said...

Bright colors! I love the greeeen lawn. Looking forward to participate in this week's Fertilizer Friday.