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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers August 16/13



Do you know what day it is???
It’s Friday !!!!

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...

Since last we met, there has been a lot of different weather issues hit my garden.  Thunderstorms and loads of rain fell, making my blooms weary and WET.   The chickweed that plagues my gardens seems to think rain is a steroid and burst out making my work that much more!   Then there is the wonderful heat and sun that has been here for the last day or two…I LOVE it!  

I have had a very busy summer and that means I have neglected my flower beds a little bit this past few weeks… take a look:
I have a suspicion that some of the Malva may have volunteered this year!  hahaha….I need to get this bed under control…I love the jungle look…and I don’t believe there is ever too many plants…but when they start looking like this…it’s time for Tootsie to take things into her own hands…(and cutters)
Good greif!   you can’t see anything…because EVERYTHING is insane!   I also have to do something about that chick weed!!!  grr
There is a LOT of dead heading needing to be done in my gardens…that’s gonna take a while…the rain sure did a number on the geraniums!
The Golden Plume Elder I put in this bed is trying to take over…I think a little cutting in is order here…and a lot of weedigng.   Yes…I did throw some weeds onto the lawn….I’m mowing it in a minute anyways…lol
Remember the two little pathways I put into this bed???   They are on either side of the Pansy’s….YA…well…I need to get in here and cut the plants back so I can walk around to water!
I also need to mow that lawn!!!
8 long, sweaty, filthy hours later…..
Well…I tamed it!…a little bit anyways…the Pansy’s didn’t like me pulling the chickweed…it was wrapped up in them and now they look a little mad…they better get over it! 
I cut back a lot of that Elder and managed to get SOME but not all weeding done in this bed…trust me, the weeds will wait…haha
I took a break from the weeding…it makes me crabby…and decided to plant a Hydrangea that I have had in the greenhouse.   I love it, and hope it makes it through the winter here!
There are a few of these wonderful huge blooms getting ready to pop on that plant.  I put it against the fence as to give it a little wind break, and since it likes to fall down, the fence can act as support for it.
I also planted a honeysuckle vine by the greenhouse door.  I hope it gets nice and big there and will arch the doorway one day.
By the time I finished mowing the lawn and doing all of this, it was getting dark outside and I looked like a bush woman covered in filth! 
The job that I didn’t do yet…but will be doing while you link in…
…Is finding those two little twig pathways in this flower bed!  

Wish me luck!

That is the end of my flaunt for this week.
SO??…what are you waiting for???


Get your flaunt on!!!

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…also…it seems there are not enough hours in a day anymore...THANK YOU!
Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits. ~ Unknown

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All of my house and garden plants are planted in Sunshine potting mediums.  


Andrea said...

Wow they all look very happy and healthy. The photos are also very color saturated, how i wish i can get hold of those blue petunia. OMG it is so wonderful hanging in that fence.

Alberta said...

Love my 'virtual' walks in your garden, always relaxing.

Thanks for yesterday's weed refresher...I have some hand picking to do.

Be well!

deb said...

I bow to you all mighty pruner and weeder! LOL Mine is still a jungle! pathways? what are those? mine are lost in oblivion! It's been soo hot, if your not out in the yard by 6 or 7am you can forget it, at least I can! I must be getting old, can't take the heat anymore :( I did manage to get an old arch that was covered in dead Honeysuckle and live Trumpet vine down and disposed of. I'm "trying" to clean up the side of the house that had become a dumping ground for while "he" was here. There is live Honeysuckle along the fence that is so overgrown you can't get through. This just happens to be the way the raccoons are coming. So by cleaning it up I'm hoping it's not so enticing for them to hide in there. Heck they could be living in there for all I know. Thank goodness there have been a lot of companies coming around for pick ups ie. metals, appliances, junk, etc. I need the tax right off too! LOL
Wish I had taken a before photo of what it looked like with the arch. I need to take one before I proceed any further. Although I am embarrassed so by it. Heck, I'm embarrassed by my whole yard!
I will trade you malva for spotted spurge any day, but you can keep the chickweed...I have enough of my own! LOL
Take care and so glad I was up to joining in today.
Your gardens look beautiful even if you don't think so!

Jean Campbell said...

I laughed trying to imagine sweet little Pansies with their mad faces on! They won't stay mad long in such a pretty spot.

Nell at njschout said...

Your garden is very colourful! Thank you for hosting.

Country Gal said...

Lovely flowers and gardens as always ! Some of my flowers are done whilst others are thriving ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a great weekend !

BernieH said...

Your garden is simply exploding with colour at the moment. That patch of Pansies is simply wonderful, even if they were a little grumpy with you, lol!

siteseer said...

your gardens are awesome even with the weeds. I've been away for a few weeks and can't even imagine what my yard looks like lol But when life hands you travel, you travel... I'll enjoy your gardens in place of mine. Thank you