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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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