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Friday, December 2, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Dec. 2/11


Okay Kids…! It’s Friday AGAIN. 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 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!

Again I am here with a blast from the past collection of photos. The weather has been fairly mild but it is still winter in Alberta so there’s nothing to show! I found myself overwhelmed last week with everything going on around here, and didn’t have the time or the energy to read and comment on posts.

I am excited to say that my seed catalogs have arrived in the mail this week and I hope to get a few minutes to peruse them and plan for my next crop…which of course will be in my new yard!

I haven’t moved anything other than my greenhouse yet…but that will change very soon I am sure…the kids and I are not in a huge rush to move…as we are all a little sad to be leaving our home. Alas, we will get through this little life change together, and soon enough will be all settled into our new location. I have also been trying to help a dear friend get through some very difficult times. It is hard to understand why some of the best people have to suffer so much, when there are those who don’t suffer at all yet do nothing but inflict hurt on others.

As I mentioned earlier, I have scrounged up some photos from 2009 that inspire and remind me of some of the seeds I MUST order for this new season that will be upon me soon…(but not soon enough!)


I can hardly wait to see the green…of the vines, trees, grass and all the wonderful flowers just filled with the promise of blooming! I miss wandering around the yard with my garden hose admiring all the different colors and types of plants!


I MUST order LOTS AND LOTS of Pansy seeds this year. I just love the way they seem to smile…


I always order Dahlias. One year I didn’t plant any…and was disappointed that I missed out on the beautiful display they never fail to create.


Wave Petunias…Silver Tidal Wave to be exact…this color gets the biggest of any of the colors I have ever planted…They are very pretty too…white with streaks of purple in them…they are wonderful container displays. Of course, I love all the petunia colors…so there will be plenty to go around!


The last one I will share today is Swedish Ivy…this is such a pretty silver hanging plant…it is just glorious when it gets big! It helps make all the other colors in the garden just POP! This year I have saved one pot of them to have in the greenhouse/house as a houseplant. I have been housing a purple swedish ivy for 6 years now, and it is always a show stopper! The plants of these can get to be huge…so I will need to be vigilant with the pruning.

I really have been missing my plants. I don’t have any in this house at all right now, and it is driving me crazy!! I took a couple to the new house so that when I am there, I can play around with them a bit, but it is just not the same! I almost bought myself a plant the other day just to take the cravings off! haha!

Now…it is your turn. I hope you all flaunt your little hearts content!

Hugs and smiles to you all and wishes for a very happy and safe weekend. I look forward to seeing your name in the linky and on a comment or two! Thank you all for stopping by and for linking in! I hope this next week brings me time to pop over and say hello!!!

Until next time…happy gardening (or planning!)

*)*)*) to my fabulous three!!! Oh you guys…I just wanted to remind you that life is NOT like a box of's more like a jar of jalapenos..'cause what you decide upon today could burn your ass tomorrow. mwuah!!!

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