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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Jan. 4/13

Good Day Friends!   Welcome to the first Fertilizer Friday of 2013!!!!   I trust that you all had a glorious time with friends and family over the holiday season!  My holidays were busy busy…and very nice…but I have to admit that I am glad they are over and that things can get back to normal!
I hope you are all staying nice and warm this winter!!!   ARE YOU  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...
The sun is shining in my area today!   The weather this past week has been quite mild, and things are growing like weeds in my greenhouse!   Today I am going to share a few of the things that are doing exceptionally well this time of year!
Do you remember when I shared the good news about the orchids in the greenhouse starting to look like they were getting ready to bud out?  Well…they are still doing great…and slow but sure…
…those beautiful buds are growing every day and soon…they will open and show me some love!
In all my years growing…I have never NEVER had a Coleus grow this well!   It is huge!   I love the colors of the leaves…they are so inviting!   I am excited that I have finally managed to winter a Coleus!
My purple Wandering Jew is still blooming!  The cute little blue flowers are everywhere on it.  I wish I could capture a good shot of all the little blooms…it just isn’t going to happen today!  (trust me…I tried )
The seeds from that Mother of Millions plant that I grabbed while on holidays this past summer are growing nicely…if you would like to read the story of how I got them, and learn more about this plant, click here
My elephant ear is growing very nicely this time of year.  I often have to clip dead leaves from this plant, and it often suffers in the winter months…but this year seems to be the exception!   Yay!   Happy plants makes for a very happy Tootsie!
I am hoping that tomorrow I will be able to etch out a few minutes…or even a couple of hours to spend a little time in my greenhouse.  It always does me good to get in there and do a little tinkering. 
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 FINALLY visit you…it seems there are not enough hours in a day anymore...THANK YOU!
Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!
*)*)*)  My New Years resolution for 2013 is to add kindness and love to all the choices I make, to find inner-peace and happiness and to be grateful for all that I have
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Donna said...

Your plants look fabulous...nothing but snow here but here are my new year's wishes!

Country Gal said...

Everything looks great ! I would love to have a green house now , one day soon I hope to ! My Geraniums I brought in have been blooming and growing new leaves if that counts and my African violets have been blooming and thickening up as well ! Other then that most of the blooming happens in my gardens in the spring , summer and early fall ! Have a good day !

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

I have always known the plant as arrowhead Syngonium podophyllum. I believe the elephant ear is much bigger. Yours is very pretty.I have grown them in my fish pond plant filter. My greenhouse looks much the same as the last time I posted. Begonias are blooming and my jasmine is blooming.

Brona said...

I'm new to your FF meme and look forward to getting to know everyone's gardens.
I'm in Sydney, Australia. I love to garden and I love photographing flowers.
Your meme is perfect for me :-)

I was curious to see your Wandering Jew. It grows as an introduced weed here. I spend some of every weeding session trying to root it out of my front garden!

Andrea said...

Our tropical plants look beautifully in your greenhouse, although outside is very cold. That Phal flowers take a long time to open, I saw it in 2012 and 2013 hasn't been open yet. Happy New Year Tootsie!

Autumn Belle said...

Happy New Year 2013 to you and everyone here! Your garden looks great!

Tina´s PicStory said...

isn´t it great to see the orchids coming back :)

Beth said...

Your orchids are going to be just great, Tootsie! You truly do have a green thumb. I can see how the warmth of the greenhouse is good medicine for you on the cold winter days.

One Mother Hen said...

Your greenhouse plants are doing great. I used to have wandering jew in a hanging basket many years ago, and I love that elephant ears.

Jean Campbell said...

Looks as if 2013 might be the year of the orchid -- I found a bloom spike today! Your Syngonium looks so lush and pretty. Purple striped Jew doesn't need little flowers to look spectacular on its own.

Thanks for hosting Friday and for the reminder to fertilize. I must.