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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Sept. 13/13



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...

I had HUGE plans for this week…the weather was wonderful, (seems we finally got summer) and there is so much a girl could do outside at this time of year…I was roaring to get going!
And then…
I got the stomach flu.   So much for all my plans…forget about doing anything outside at all!   I tried endlessly to write a couple of the posts I have been meaning to get done up and shared, but NO…I just could not get any of it done.  In fact…this post is the most I have been able to do in three days!   Fever, chills, nausea, upset stomach…I am the poster child of people who feel like crap!
I did manage to get a few shots together to share with you guys…so lets move away from the gross topic of the flu, and onto something much prettier!
Take a look:
This bed was getting to be a bit of a mess again…in spite of my efforts to thin things, it has become an overgrown eyesore…filled with chick weed….yes…I said the C word…ugh.

So…I got busy last week and I cleaned it right out.  I put a couple of things in, but not all the way in.   I left that thyme and the oregano in their pots…that way I can get in there and deal with the chick weed as it pops up…and as you can see here…it is already popping again!

I added a wisteria to the back of the bed, so it can hopefully hide the UGLY that resides ON the house itself…I hate all the cords and meters etc…

This is the view of that area of the house from a little way back…not bad…but you can sure tell that summer is almost gone.

My first bed…the one I built first in this yard, is still growing like it is June…things are HUGE in there…and there isn’t much for soil to be seen…(that’s a good thing)
This is one of the only spaces that isn’t showing signs of fall…
My “rust-ic Junkin bed” is looking a lot like fall is about to happen…I just hate how it’s fading away so fast.
From Far back, the entire yard still looks ‘okay’…I hope the weather treats us well until late in the fall…I am not looking forward to the first killing frost…That always breaks this gardener’s heart.
BeFunky_DSCN3649.jpgUntil then…I will enjoy seeing this little guy every day in the gardens…I had never seen a hummingbird moth until I moved here…they are amazing!   This is the second year for them here…they seem to enjoy swapping flowers with the little hummingbird that refuses to let me take his photo!
Well….that’s it for me for today…I don’t want to make my post too terribly long…You guys need a chance to share too!!!

What are you waiting for???

Get your flaunt on!!!

You can link as many posts as you like…I don’t mind seeing lots!!!  

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!

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Jean Campbell said...

Tootsie, ti's so interesting to see the differences in gardening in your part of the country and here in zone 8b. Chickweed is a winter weed here and dies out when the sun gets hot. Oregano here is a ground cover, lol.

You put in a wisteria, we used machinery to take one out this week.

Sphinx moths were eating my Pentas to stubs. I'm glad you got to see one, they are a curiosity aren't they?

Thanks for being a gracious host. Hope you are feeling better.

Larry said...

Man, do you have September color!! Not much happening here I'm afraid. I've been talking about my Calliope Dark Red geraniums and how happy I am with them... I've posted that next year I want to combine them with Dusty Miller and then I see yours... now I know for sure that's what I want to do!
Beautiful garden Tootsie! Larry

Beth said...

Hi Glenda, Hope you feel better soon! I love the bed with the dusty miller on the outside and the red flowers toward the middle. It looks stunning! Your lawn looks so lush and green too. Ours is brown and crunchy - we're in severe drought, for the second summer in a row. Thanks for hosting.

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Nice pictures you show. The looks very summery.Thanks for sharing, for hosting this nice project and happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

Unknown said...

awesome shot of the hummingbird moth!. I have them here too. I love to watch them. I haven't gotten lucky with photos yet though...

Donna said...

Sorry to hear you were sick...I have had no time in my garden for almost 2 months due to work and then i got sick too...feel better soon.