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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Oct. 21/11



I am so happy you stopped by!

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...

Another very busy week has transpired in my world. Hockey has taken over much of my time, as has other activities that these kids seem to heap on in gobs. Between the kids and all the other obligations I have, there has been little time for anything else. I have been packing up this place slow but sure, and am almost falling down with exhaustion…but…Fertilizer Friday….is not to be missed!

Last week I shared some shots of my gardens. They were still green and even appeared to be blooming a little bit. Well…since then, we have seen some frost in Alberta, and things are looking VERY different.

Be prepared…the following photos are NOT a pretty sight!


You would not know that the leaves were mowed up just a day or two ago…ha-ha…it seems almost immediate that the leaves fell again.


A killing frost fell on Sunday night leaving me no choice but to just pull all the annuals out of the garden beds…so on Wednesday morning…I got busy…very busy.


I did things a bit different this year. I did not pull them and put them in cans for the yard waste guys to haul away. Instead I laid them down on top of the soil. I figured that this way, there is a hope of some of the seeds volunteering for the new people…AND it will keep the neighbors cats out of the soil. (it also saves me a LOT of work.) ha-ha-ha…


I noticed that there is something very strange about this photo…can you see what I mean?


If you guessed that the apple tree still looks like July..You were right! What’s up with that? Not one yellow leaf on this one!


As I pulled all the annuals, I decided to dig out a few of the perennials that I would like to keep…and move to the new yard…so I did that too…There are a few more I wouldn’t mind having…but by the time I did this much…I was soooo pooped that I had to wait for another day to finish.


On Wednesday I also emptied the greenhouse and got it ready for the big move. All of the staging and equipment has been loaded up and is ready to go! It is so empty in there now…


Never has it been this way…


All that remains of My plants are these two wandering Jews…that are getting a haircut and prepped to go. There are a few other plants in there…but they are already slated to be returned to their chiropractor. I just had them in the greenhouse to revive them. He is NO green thumb! (right Doc?…haha)


So you see…the summer season is over for this gardener…and the greenhouse is all but deserted…it’s all over but the crying in my garden/greenhouse…and there will be crying…I’m sure lots of crying.

The plans for the new greenhouse are almost set in stone…and I can hardly wait to get some photos of the house I am going to be moving into in the coming months…Hopefully soon!

Ok…so what are you waiting for??? It’s your turn…click, link and post!!! I can’t wait to see what you have to share! (and I do hope for time to get all the way around this week…and maybe catch up a little on what I have been missing!!!!---Hope…hope…fingers crossed!!!)

Thank you to all who have popped in for a visit…and to those who have linked in…You guys are the most patient followers!!! I am excited to share a little announcement next week with you guys…and I hope you will enjoy what I share!

Hugs and smiles…wishes for a safe and happy weekend to you all…

Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) to those three who love keeping up with me!!!…remember If you treat someone like they are only a option, don't expect them to treat you like a priority. Cherish every moment you have with your family and friends! For some day you may wake up and find that they might not be there!

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BernieH said...

I loved the shot of the Autumn leaves scattered all over the grass. Of course I would, given that I don't get to see them around here. The shots of your garden beds looking rather sad and forlorn, are a little less delightful though. Obviously the blooming season is mostly over now.

It sounds as if you're very busy these days, so I hope you get time to relax just a little!

Autumn Belle said...

Good to see you dear. You lawn is scattered with gold glitter while the apple tree is turning evergreen. Wonder how it'll look in winter. I have Floribunda Shocking Blue roses to cheer you up.

Terra said...

Tootsie, your move sounds like a lot of work and rather exciting. The first photo with the orange autumn leaves is gorgeous.

deb said...

I have to agree with everyone else, the first photo is gorgeous! The epitimy of Fall. Can't wait to see the new place. Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

I too am looking forward to seeing your new home and gardens. Love the stubborn Apple Tree!

Donna said...

It is so hard to see the garden go down. We have not had the killing frost but I emptied pots to the compost and have been busy fall planting. It is great to be able to take plants to your new garden. I could only take a few.

Lona said...

Looks like Fall has really came to your area. I am tickled to hear of your plans of the new home and moving right along. When you get all set up the way you want it with your magic touches it will be home to you. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lona

Karen said...

Glenda, you inspire me no end. To read about all the work getting the garden ready and the greenhouse moved and plants dug up and potted, oh, I wish I lived closer to lend you a hand.

I'm so glad you're going to be able to take your greenhouse....and I know the feeling of how barren it looks all empty. But very Soon you will have it all filled with glorious color once again.

Hugs to you, dear lady!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Don't you just hate the thought of winter being here again. oh well, you are prepared. I don't envy you the move. we moved 4 years ago and wow what a lot of work.

Sandy said...

The one thing about living in Florida is we don't have Fall leaves in such beautiful colors! I came down from Illinois and had to learn a new way of gardening but learning! Yes, I'm still dancing!
Thanks so much Tootsie for your feature on FB... love your site and wish you a happy day!
Thanks again

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Glenda,

Sorry I missed linking up this week, the days seem to get away from me. You are really moving, you have done so much work in the yard and greenhouse to get ready. Much luck and happiness in your new home!


The JR said...

It won't be long before you have it all back blooming.