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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.