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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Oct. 25/13

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

I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...
We made it another week in my area of Alberta with not even one flake of snow!   YAY!!!  The weather has actually been lovely!  With the exception of Tuesday, it has been warm and sunny outside. 
I haven’t really been outside much to enjoy that warm weather…as I have been running my little rump off working on a myriad of different things.   I just wish I could make two of me, so I could be everywhere that I need to be, AND play online all day!  My apologies for not making it around to visit you guys last week.   It is getting crunch time to get things done before the end of the month, and I am almost there!
Anyways…back to the flaunt.   I am breaking the rules this week just a little bit.   My flaunt isn’t growing…heck it isn’t even real…but it is out in the garden, so I am doing it anyways.
When we all met last week…I showed you photos of my house with NOTHING growing in the gardens. It looks VERY sad.   Winter stinks on ice and I just can’t wait for spring to arrive here.  I had posed the question to you about what I should do with the window boxes that hang on the house… there were a lot of great suggestions from you guys!
What I decided to do…was go faux!
It gets nasty outside in this area.   Last week we had horribly strong winds…and that only gets worse when winter arrives.   Putting real evergreen branches in the window boxes would have been ideal, but not practical. 
I happened to have a bunch of long strands of faux evergreen garland sitting in the storage unit waiting for me to either discard it or use it.   I came across it, and thought that maybe I could use it in the boxes!   It is made of wire, so it can be secured to the window boxes tightly, and easily.   It will withstand the cold, snow and wind of an Alberta winter…and…the best part…I already have it…so I don’t have to do a thing to obtain it! 
I used two 7 foot strands in each box.   I didn’t want them to look too poofy…or too spindly either.   I wired it on…and attached it to different parts of the boxes…to look like it was trailing.   
I am not sure about adding anything to them.   I don’t have any extra plug in space to add lights to them…and most of the ornaments around this area are for inside…the cold will make them crack and peel…and if I added pine cones…they will just be hidden by the snow when it falls…SO…I think they can just be filled with the faux greens…I am happy with that for now.  
I already had some comments on them by people going past on the street…they don’t think it needs anything either.
What do you think?   Does it look okay?  I would love to hear you chime in!

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!   If you missed some…you can find the links to chapter 1, 2 and 3 by clicking on their numbers!

Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!

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Nell at njschout said...

I think it looks great, and ready for a hard Alberta winter!

BernieH said...

I think the windowboxes look great as they are, and will look even better when dusted with snow.

Donna said...

Love the faux evergreen...we are getting very cold just about freezing temps with snow/rain mix and lots of snow North of garden should be finished anytime now.

Jean Campbell said...

I think your windowboxes look perfect, Tootsie. They'll stand up to whatever weather is thrown your way and when everything thaws, they'll still look great.

I put up two links this week because I had two fantastic flowers to show on my blogs. The second one didn't go so smoothly because when I forgot the link on my end, MrLinky caught that. I put in the link and he caught again -- that I hadn't hit Update on my end so he couldn't find it. Third time I charmed him. Thanks.

Unknown said...

You know, I think it looks fine. I think I may do the same thing!

Trish said...

I think it's a great solution..and looks pretty terrifc too!
Well done, Tootsie.