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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Nov. 30/12

Good Day Friends!   I hope you are all staying nice and warm this winter!!!   ARE YOU GET 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...

This week came and went for me without too much notice.  It was busy for us as usual around my house…but nothing very memorable!  This is a good thing.   There was a LOT of Christmas Shopping being finished up, and a little housework in between errands!   Not much has been growing in my world…you see this is the way the weather is looking right now:
Environment Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Current Conditions
-17 °C
Observed at:
Wainwright CFB
7:00 AM MST Thursday 29 November 2012
  • Temperature:
    82 %
    E 22 km/h
    Wind Chill:
Snow ending near noon then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 20 km/h. High minus 15C. Wind chill minus 28C.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind southeast 20 km/h. Temperature steady near minus 14C.
Periods of light snow. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 early in the afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 13C.
Cloudy. Low minus 17C. High minus 13C.
Cloudy. Low minus 16C. High minus 13C.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 19C. High minus 16C.
Sunny. Low minus 17C. High minus 10C.
Sunny. Low minus 12C. High minus 5C.
YA…it isn’t pretty…but it isn’t the worst it will be!   Life in Alberta is a chilly one in the winter months.   That is why it is important that I do things like this:
can you see the plastic on the walls?
Yep!   I finally got the greenhouse winterized!
It makes things a little foggy for seeing in and out…but it holds the heat a lot better!
I also did the ceiling.
It was NO easy task getting up on the ladder and stapling that plastic up all over the place…in BETWEEN everything that is in there!
Over all, I think it was worth the effort.  I will use a little less gas to heat the place, and things will stay a little warmer in the winter months to come.  We haven’t even begun the COLD part of the Alberta winter, so I am hopeful that this will be a blessing when those frigid temps
I also have something great to share!  I am so proud!!
Do you remember what plant I said was the ONLY plant that intimidated me???
If you said Orchid you are right on the money!   Well a couple of years ago I was named gardener of the month for Costa Farms…they sent me 4 beautiful Orchids as a gift…I was terrified!   The photo above is one of those Orchids!   I have two left…they live in the greenhouse, and I was sure they would never bloom again…until today!
Do you see????   YAY!!!   Both of the surviving Orchids are getting ready to bloom!!!   WOOOO HOOOO!   I am so excited!
I can’t wait to show you when they bloom “out loud”!
Well 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 FINALY visit you…it seems there are not enough hours in a day anymore...THANK YOU!
Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) to my very special three:  ~ The amazing thing about life is that you choose what you allow into it, you choose how things affect you, you choose how you react. Happiness is a Choice ~

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One Mother Hen said...

How very exciting to see the orchid with a flower coming! The weather is heating up in southern Australia, it was 38*C(100*F) by 10am yesterday. Warm and muggy today, not quite as hot, but lots of watering going on!

BernieH said...

Warm and steamy up here in northern Australia too. It's fantastic to see those Orchid buds. Job well done. You've done a terrific job of winterizing your greenhouse too. I can imagine it must have taken a bit of effort.

Donna said...

Well our winter started as well...cold and snowy but not even close to what will be soon....not much growing here either.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice indoor garden :)

Beth said...

Hi Glenda! good to be back to see you in Alberta today! The plants in the greenhouse look great. It is such a blessing for you. Good luck with the orchids!

Alberta said...

Congrats on getting yout orchids' to bloom again. I can't wait to see how them in their full glory.

You are right about it not even being cold yet. Just counting each day above -20°C as a blessing.

Bren Haas said...

I still can't believe you have snow already! ekkk..... I love checking out your followers shares on Fertilze Friday. I'll try hard to contribute next week!

LOVE YA - Bren #gardenchat

Anonymous said...


Brrr. It looks cold. Love the snow, though. Good job on getting your greenhouse winterized. That was some job. Congrats on your orchids. We have three, and they occasionally bloom. Love seeing those buds. Hope you have a good weekend. Stay warm.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Andrea said...

Most of those you posted are tropical plants which we just grow in normal conditions. However, that Phalaenopsis is often grown in greenhouses or in the uplands with colder temps. Yours look so healthy. I remember my friends who migrated in Alberta always want to come home here when temperatures get negative, sometimes they say it is -34C. I might not leave the heated house if i am living there!

Jean Campbell said...

An orchid bud inside, freezing cold outside, imagine! We anticipate those arctic winds any time now. We've had one light freeze. You would laugh.