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Friday, October 18, 2013

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Oct 18/ 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...
This week, I finally had to admit defeat and let summer go.   I pulled the last of my yard, and put things to bed for the LONG Alberta winter that is looming above our heads.  
Industrial drum liners are just big enough to protect my rocking chairs from the elements a bit…I also covered a few other things for the winter. 
The front yard is drastically different from last week…it is so empty!   I am thinking about putting some Christmas greens in the window boxes…but need an idea to slap me in the face to motivate me!  lol
I hate how dreary an messy and ugly everything is at this time of year…winter is WAY too long!
I wish we lived in a climate that it got  cool out…but that I could still grow things outside…That would be okay for me…but this 8 or 9 months of dreary cold dead winter is just too much!  Since there is nothing I can do to change things…
I need to come up with an idea to spruce up this view just a little…any suggestions???
I am open to suggestions…those window boxes need to be filled with something…so let me have it!
Well….that’s it for me for today…

SO?   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 all the wonderful comments  this week... and WELCOME to all my new followers…and to those that loyally follow me and faithfully link in to this party…AND who are patient while waiting for me to FINALLY visit you…
I appreciate you more than you know.
Stay tuned Sunday/Monday for the next installment of “The 108 Year Old House” There is a LOT to share!
Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…A true friend is someone who overlooks your broken down gate and admires the flowers in your window.

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Beth said...

Hi Glenda, I love your autumn wreath; your nice green lawn still looks pretty. I sense your angst as winter looms! We are still having nice weather, although on the cool side. Good luck with your window boxes - and here's an idea: go to a Christmas tree place and see if they will give you some of the cut off greens. Then, add some faux poinsettias.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh, I know how you feel about a long winter, it seems the same here in Ontario. Whenever I've done winter pots I scavenge what I can. Pine and cedar boughs, red twig dogwood, sumac and other seed heads and pinecones. Everything has to be sturdy enough for a heavy snowfall on top of it. Good luck with what you decide to do.

Andrea said...

Alberta is known for that winter, in fact my friend's husband always want to return here to the tropics every winter when temps become negative, until now that they already have grandkids.

I always feel a little depressed when plants in temperate countries or my blogger friends succumb to winter, just like yours. I remember the lush, colorful, happy flowers and the time and work that went in producing them. Oh if i am in your conditions, i might not be gardening anymore, as it is always so sad when they go. If only you are in a subtropical setting, maybe your efforts will be better rewarded of longer lives of your plants. Oh....if only!!!

Asha Ram said...

Thanks for hosting Fertilizer Friday! I love those autumn colors.

From where I come, we've never seen snowfall. It's always sunny and beautiful. Winter gets chilly but plants love that climate too especially winter vegetables. Planting nothing is also needed for the land to revive.

La Petite Gallery said...

Glenda, ferry funny story on the other blog.
Doing a happy Dance this week weather is wonderfyl and the colors are awesome.
Haven't heard from you in so long. Have a great day...

Unknown said...

I like to put some taxus prunings in my window boxes - they hold their deep green color for much of the winter into spring. How about putting a couple of barrels in that front bed with interesting branches and greens. Put a big bow on it for christmas and select branches you could hang ornaments on....I know you can "tootsify" that area to welcome visitors to the house...

Donna said...

I feel the same. I wish for a few more months of color and time in the garden. We are predicted to have snow next weekend.

Nell at njschout said...

Well, Glenda, at least your lawn is still green! We have to mow our lawn into Nov and I can't wait until it stops growing. That is one chore I really need a break from.

Jean Campbell said...

I've been looking around the net for ideas for you. Colonial Williamsburg has some directions for preserving foliage.

I found some conifers that are claimed to be hardy in zone 3 that you might plant in more sheltered areas. Snow will break up evergreens but if you had a little bit of shelter like a pergola?

Even here the dead of winter can be kind of dreary when the deciduous trees lose their leaves, but it's a short winter. We still plant evergreens for color. I would have to have something or go live in the greenhouse.

I would be tempted to use faux evergreens in the window boxes. People here do it all the time.

I know you'll find a way.

La Petite Gallery said...

So glad to hear from you. Sorry about your hands, I have bad Arthritis and it's worse planting bulbs in cold weather. Take care of yourself.

Rob Hunt said...

Alberta winters are long. Ditto for BC Interior. I was go glad I could settle on the coast. We get rain, ice, winds and snow but not as many months of the snow. Good idea to add greens and any berry branches etc to your window boxes. Thanks for hosting.

siteseer said...

yup, fall is upon us :) I've been splitting our hostas and replanting them in areas that needed more. I'm hoping I still have a few more good days in the next few weeks to get more done.

Jean Campbell said...

I can hardly wait until Fertilizer Friday comes again and you've had a week to 'sink a plan' as my little grandson used to say when I suggested we think of a plan. Have you seen Bonney Lassie's gambion baskets filled with stones that form columns in her garden? They could not freeze or be flattened by snow.