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Friday, April 13, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers April 13/12


IT’S FRIDAY AGAIN!!!! I am SO glad to see you!

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...

It was a busy week in my yard and greenhouse. I spent the majority of my time outside trying my best to get this yard starting to look more like a gardener lives in it, than anything. I worked my “Tootsie” off…(to put it gently!)


Pay close attention to all the bricks in this photo…I know I sure did. If you remember…


…The greenhouse is built on a skid…and therefore the wind and every cat in town could get in underneath it…


…NOT ANYMORE!!! I picked almost all of the bricks up and put them around the outside of my greenhouse! I have always wanted my greenhouse to look like it has a stone foundation…and I decided to make this happen! I am so happy with the outcome! It didn’t just give the unwanted bricks a new use, it helped the appearance of my garden just a bit…(ok…a lot!)


I moved all the mulch from the flower beds to in front of the greenhouse door and along the back side…and positioned my old ladder by the post that is in the ground where the gas and power lines are located. That round black ring is the power line cables that still need to be used…they are for the greenhouse/garage power source.

I made a whole lot of other changes to the yard, but that is all I am sharing for now. I meant to share it earlier in the week, but didn’t get a chance to post! (Next week…I hope…hahaha…)


Inside the greenhouse, things are growing like weeds! I am sort of sad that I didn’t plant as much as I usually do this year, but, since my gardens are not ready yet…or even started yet…I am sure I will have enough to put out as it is. I more than likely won’t be putting a lot in right away as there is work to be done to the outside of my house yet….so…this is just a start for me.


All of the hanging baskets are getting ready to spill over the rims of their pots! I am so happy to see them when I walk into the greenhouse each day!


Everything is growing nicely…


I can hardly wait to get them all into containers and set them all outside!



The Hen and Chicks are growing great!



I just adore my little piece of heaven. I wish I could spend more time in there. I always feel so relaxed, and happy.

I am sure I will be relieved that I didn’t have more planted when the time comes to set them all in the ground…


…because even with all the progress I have made to clean up this yard so far, I still have a LONG way to go before it is beautiful! I admit, I am really missing my beautiful garden that I left behind…hopefully soon, this one will be a nice retreat too.

I have to plan for the fence to be put in, and a garage to be built…this makes it difficult to start building flower beds and plantings. I am excited to get this show on the road!


Home is starting to look a little better every week…Now…if spring would hurry up and warm the ground, I could try to green this place up a bit!

This is the end of my flaunt…I hope to see lots of inspiration from you guys this week…I am depending on lots of pretties in your posts!

What are you waiting for??? Get your flaunt ON!

Hugs , smiles and wishes for a safe and happy weekend with friends and family from Tootsie and her gang in Zone 2 Alberta Canada!!! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

Until Next Time…Happy gardening!

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That Bloomin' Garden said...

I really need to come see your greenhouse. I always think I have lots growing until I see yours. Still haven't figured out how to hang baskets without the frame bending. Looking forward to seeing your garden transform this summer. I know it will be beautiful!

deb said...

You have done sooo much! You're amazing! I have lost all interest in was all I could do to get out and take pics and post.

Your greenhouse looks so good with the brick around it..way to go!

africanaussie said...

You are such an inspiration, and I can just see how much pleasure the greenhouse must give you!

Rob Hunt said...

Your garden is so huge and your greenhouses are so full of great plants. I am still cleaning up from the windstorms and getting things ready for planting in my area of the country. Thanks for hosting.

Beth said...

Hi Tootsie, Your plants in the greenhouse look great! So healthy! I hope that things turn out the way you want them to. I know this has been a difficult experience for you and your family. Thinking of you!

Alison said...

Hi Tootsie! It's been a while since I posted for FF. Your new garden is looking so bare, but knowing how much energy you have, it will be full of flowers soon! Looking forward to seeing the transformation!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Do you sleep??? Dang you've gotten a lot done. Love the "rocks" around the greenhouse.
The garden will come.

Betty819 said...

It is amazing how fast all your seeds have grown and those hanging baskets..amazing. What a great idea to use those bricks around the greenhouse..what plans do you have for the driveway now or was that a sidewalk where you removed the bricks from? How do you find time to work in the store and do all you get done? You must have boundless energy!

Betty819 said...

Glenda, what do you use for seed starting mix for all your stuff that you grow in the GH? Is it a specific brand or do mix up your own?

Tamara Jansen said...

Looking fabulous as usual, girl!

~~Rhonda said...

Your garden is a blank canvas waiting for your artistic efforts! Can't wait to see what it looks like in a few short weeks! ~~Rhonda :)

Sue said...

I am so excited for you in your new place. I just know you're going to do a fantastic transformation.

Rosie Gan said...

Wow, you've done so much already! Guess I've been away longer than I thought. I'm so glad to be able to visit again, Tootsie. Be patient, and enjoy the process of starting a garden all over. We're all confident that your new garden will be fantastic!
Rosie Gan

Clint Baker said...

Love your greenhouse! It gives me a wonderful Idea for mine when I get to build it! Thank you for thE tour!

Linda said...

I love how you reused the bricks around the base of your wonderful greenhouse. Your plants are doing really well.

Becca's Dirt said...

I so love your greenhouse and what you did with the bricks. I can't wait to see what you do in the yard. At least you have a clean slate to work with. Looks like you have more room than the other place? Have a good weekend and happy gardening.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Mighty impressive! It looks so professional!!! Ugh, so jealous...

cherry said...

you amaze me... Every time I stop by I'm in awe and I tell myself to get off my lazy butt and get busy..Awesome

hugs and happy weekend girlfriend, Cherry

Alberta said...

Love the brick foundation...such a classy Tootsie touch! We are still covered with snow but I'm thankful for the added moisture it will provide this spring.

Bren Haas said...

Your share today for Fertilize Friday makes me want to cry ... look at your grow! I'm so happy for you and all you have growing on!

Happy Spring my friend in zone 2!

Nell Jean said...

I'm so impressed by the way you just grab up things like the bricks, reuse them in such an attractive way and move on to the next task leaving everything so organized.

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