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Friday, September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Sept. 23/11

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…


We have been blessed with some wonderful weather this last week of summer!!! The temperatures are just so nice and warm…I wish it wasn’t the end of the season!
Many things have finished in my gardens…and in a way that is a good thing, as I pull the decorations that I have had placed for years from the positions they were in. I took the white bike out of the flowerbed by the garage…and to fill that space, moved the flower tower over.


I hate that I have to dismantle the entire yard. It is bad enough having to pull the flowers when we get frost, but taking it all out, and packing it all up is almost heartbreaking! That spot beside the garage door seems so empty now!


I pulled out the old pump that my Dad gave me…the one I made into my fountain…and replaced the fire pit blocks to fill the hole it left.


My bike is now in the far back…I pulled it from this bed and placed a couple of pots in the empty space that it left. Man was that hard to get out…the tree had grown roots over the tires! I was a sweaty mess after getting that out of there. haha


It doesn’t look too bad with the petunias, rudbeckia, marigold and pansy pots in there…just not as pretty or interesting as when the bike was in there.


Boy does this area look bare!!! I dumped the large pots that were finished and looking ragged…took down the shelves over the BBQ and all the metal tea pots that I had on them. It is all in that wash tub waiting for me to put away. Most of my hanging pots were finished and looking awful, so I pulled and dumped them too.


I have gotten a lot of work done in between other busy things that keep my household hopping. The kids’ activities and school schedules keep me running my little feet off! I am putting all of this stuff that I have taken down to move back in the gravel area of the yard until I load it up and store it somewhere else! What a jumbled mess of wonderful junk!


There are some pretty things to share this week! Dahlia…and a little bee…


Osteospermum…so pretty!


Thymophilia and Bacopa…looking so pretty together!!!

I have enjoyed this color combination this year…

More Dahlias…

Rudbeckia….I love how they just bloom and bloom!

My proven winners calibrachoa is still going strong! Oh how I love this plant!!!


My pansy’s seem to be happy as they can be in their pot!


The grass is still green in my gardens…and many of the flowers are still blooming. I am lucky to still have the flowers blooming…it is almost October…normally the gardens would have been killed by frost at this time.
Friday is the first official day of fall for us all…the summer season is over…and we are getting ourselves a bit of an indian summer!
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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