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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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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love ya sweet girl..hey i'm talking to you on the phone right now ha ha!!
Hugs and love Gloria

Unknown said...

Hi there! It's been a while since I've joined in on Fertilizer Friday so it's fun to be back. I still can't get over the wonderful blossoms in your yard! I'm showing off the Fall Finale' in my post! Hope to see you soon!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I am sure you will have all those beautiful flowers by this summer blooming at your NEW home. And remember you home is you and your kids! Adjust together! You can do it! Thanks again for hosting!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Missed the name part --- so I delete and linked again. Thanks -- that is better!

Andrea said...

Yes Tootsie, i remember you flowers from long ago, they are so beautiful and i fully admired! Take your time we will still be here waiting. I am not able to make for a post today, as I have been a bit busy! I hope next week I can try!

Veronica said...

Hi. Always forget and today I remebered to link up my garden posts!! Sorry for the wayward mind... Lovely to see all the blooms and garden links.

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely flowers all over! thanks for hosting :)

BernieH said...

Love the Pansies. Love those Petunias! The Swedish Ivy certainly does make a great combo with all that colour.

Darla said...

Some weeks Mr. Linky will let me join and some weeks he won't. I just read your greenhouse post...she looks good, don't sweat the tree, you will have hanging containers, a birdhouse and a small garden around the base of it soon. I am going to try and find some of that silver tidal wave seed, I so want just a couple of containers that look like yours!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh Toosie, Is that beautiful house
yours. It has mucho curb appeal
Sweetie. I know you must miss your gorgous yard in the winter. That's what makes life so interesting.
Have a great weekend and kiss those darling kids..

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I ordered lots of pansy seeds too this year...first time I will be trying to grow them from seed...wish me luck!!

Rosie Gan said...

I missed last week,but you won't find me missing for long. Your photos never fail to brighten my day.

That Bloomin' Garden said...

Thanks for sharing your Petunias. I hope to grow some from seed and saw those ones in my new seed catalogue.

Karen said...

Oh, how I loved seeing your pictures of years past, those petunias are stunning. I love Silver Tidal Wave and the Swedish Ivy (is that plectranthus?) is a gorgeous plant, too. I grew them a few years ago from seed, but didn't remember to bring them in for the winter. Now I'll have to start over, but you're right, they grow fast.

I hope you find some time to relax this weekend. Thinking of you!

Jean Campbell said...

Thank you for taking time to host this Party, Tootsie, with all you have to do right now.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I was just saying hopw great the pnsies have been this year. I will definitely put more in next fall.


Ann Summerville said...

Nice to see some color - it's damp and dismal here in Texas today. I'm not sure about planting anything next year. Our drought has been so bad even the die hard bushes have withered.