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Friday, August 31, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Aug. 31/12


IS EVERYBOY READY!!!! IT IS FRIDAY!!! FRIDAY IS FLAUNTING DAY!!! I am so glad 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...

Today I am sharing a little outside business and a lot of inside news.



My Virginia Creeper vine is growing like gang busters up the old laundry pole in the back yard. When I planted this baby only two months ago it was only about a foot tall…it is now more than six feet tall!

I really love this vine…I had a couple of them given to me by a friend…and I didn’t think they were going to survive the move…



…But to my delight…they both are doing just fine! They were cut right back to the ground when I planted them a month ago…


My “new” plant that I tried this year…is Castor Bean plant. I have never grown them before…I don’t mind them. They are sure happy on the front steps…


…Happy enough that they are blooming! I love the spiked balls that they form.


Outside the greenhouse things are starting to slow up for the fall months are almost upon us…


…But INSIDE the greenhouse…things are still happy as clams!


My carrot…that was somehow mixed in with the package of cactus seed that I potted…is still growing…as are the baby cacti…


LOTS of things are still growing…


My Jade is now sporting a larger pot…she was bursting out of the old one…YAY!!!


The purple Swedish ivy is happy…I love them…they are beautiful shade plants for inside…but they also don’t mind a little sun.


The Purple Wandering Jew that I thought might go to plant heaven has decided to buck up and start to grow again. I have even started a couple new ones off of it.


My Hens and Chicks are happy…These are special because they are from a good friend.


The oldest plant I have is this Spider Plant. It is er…well, lets just say…several years old now…I started it my first year of college…you know…two or three years ago…hahahahaha!!! I wish.


My variegated spider plant was suffering in the spring…and is now thriving!


I didn’t have much luck with the Coleus that I started…this is all that survived…and it seems happy enough in the greenhouse all potted up. They certainly are colorful!


My sad looking Fig tree…has twice as many leaves as it ever has had…I just wish they were all together! This tree has never been happy looking, and I have had it for about 5 years now. Maybe this will be the year it thrives??? heh heh…


…and finally….I am pleased to share the Orchids that I got from Costa Farms a while back are still alive…Not blooming right now…but seems they are having babies??? I just wish I could get them to bloom again…It would be like winning the lottery for me. Any tips??? I would welcome the advice.

Okay kids…that is all for me for this week…now it is your turn.,,,

What are you waiting for??? Get flaunting!

I wish all of you hugs and smiles, and safe and happy weekend plans! Thank you all so much for dropping in today, and to those that faithfully link in to this party…and who are patient while waiting for me to finally visit you…THANK YOU!

Until Next Time….Happy Gardening!

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Donna said...

So much growing still...that castor bean is wild and how unbelievable that those VA creeper were cut back and are growing like a weed...inspiring

Terra said...

I can see your thumbs are green, bright green, no surprise there, Tootsie. Your green house is flourishing.

Andrea said...

That castor bean and wandering jew is very invasive here in our area! But i guess its growth is subdued in cold climate like yours.

Sue said...

I've wanted to try the Castor bean too. Looks neat.
Love all your greenhouse goodies!!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love your greenhouse! all your planting are doing so well! I would love to have a greenhouse to extend my season.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Glenda,

I always enjoy viewing your greenhouse :-) Your houseplants are gorgeous! You sure do have a green thumb. Thank you for hosting.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Your garden is beginning to look like your last beautiful garden. You have put in a lot of hard work and it shows.


Beth said...

I like the castor bean plant! Good luck with the fig tree. Wouldn't it be great to get some figs to eat? I like Virginia creeper too. It turns such a brilliant red in the fall. I enjoyed seeing your gardens today!

Unknown said...

Oh Toots, you crack me up with your Virginia Creeper...That is such an invasive weed here and grows with poison ivy. If all your Coleus did not germinate, pinch the tops out of the ones you have and place in damp soil, they will root easily. Also when they start to flower, if you pinch the flowering tops your plants will grow bushier. Or you can harvest seeds from them. I am sure you already know all of this...hugs!

Anonymous said...


With all of your wonderful plants, surviiving Virginia Creeper, fantastic greenhouse, the thing that caught my eye was the lonely carrot growing in the pot of cactii. What an amusing sight. Hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

That Bloomin' Garden said...

Tried to link but the picture wouldn't load. We are both sharing plants from Costa farms this week, too funny! Enjoy the weekend!

Autumn Belle said...

One thing I know is that you have a green thumb and I can learn a lot from you. Happy FF and Happy weekend!

deb said...

Do your gardens EVER look bad??!! Mine are horrendous right now. With everything thats going on I have lost interest ...well with about everything! Forcing myself to try to get back in the swing of things..lack of sleep doesn't help either.

I have a bunch of small fig plants that have started themselves from dropped fruit. If yours doesn't make it, let me know and I'll ship you one. Making jam is about all I'm doing's a good producer. Came from my parents farm, nice sweet figs too.

Have a great weekend!