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Showing posts with label Garden photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garden photos. Show all posts

Sunday, June 27, 2021

A Flaunt...Of Sorts...

 Hey guys!   I figured it's about darned time that I get back to blogging on a regular basis...so here I am attempting to get that started!   

I've had a few emails come in , asking  me to fire back up with the Friday flaunt...but for the life of me I can't remember how to use my linky tool!!!   So...while I try to teach myself again how to do that...I thought I'd share a few of the flowers that are blooming in my yard right now.

It's been unbearably hot outside here in my area...yes I know,  Alberta isn't exactly a HOT spot...but for us, it absolutely feels like it might be turning into one!   

I am not normally affected by warm temps.   I usually like them...except that this year...MENOPAUSE has taken over my body and not I am HOT all the time!   For the first time in almost 12 years, I am wearing shorts and tank tops OUTSIDE with no sweater on!   Let me tell you!   I am so glad that the Cowboy and I did a diet a few weeks back and each lost about 20 pounds!   (ya...we could probably stand to each lose 20 or so more, but it's a start!)      

We decided to stop the diet, as it is summer, and there is potato salad, and the occasional beer to be had on hot days...and neither of those are weight loss friendly.    

ANYWAY...back to the flowers.

Begonias...


Did you know that if you pull a petal off these and eat it...it tastes a bit like rhubarb?   I love adding them to salads...and Busy (remember her?   of course you do) loves to sneak a taste every time she goes outside...

Geranium...I actually only have two Geraniums this year.  Odd compared to the years where I had 200 or more...lol

Iris's...always a favorite spring flower...I have loads of them in this yard.  I have more perennials in this yard than I have ever had in my lifetime.   I am grateful for their easy care.   After last summer's injury to my shoulder (that is a whole other post) I am still struggling to heal.   A gardener with a gimp shoulder isn't much use!

Lilies...the only thing I have more of than lillies ...is weeds!   They are definitely plentiful in this yard...I don't like to kill pretty things, so I tolerate the copious amounts of lillies...lol  I transplanted, and gave away, and forced friends to take lillies and I still have so many!

As I wait for my grass to FINALLY take off and fill in...I  enjoy the Shasta Daisies...

SO delicate and pretty!

I absolutely LOVE Alyssum...such a pretty dainty little flower with so much scent!

Strawberries...need I say more?  YUM!

....and More Lilies...HAHAHA

I can't wait for my Lipstick vine to open!!!

I have several Peonies...the white is open...and the soft pink is just about there...

I always wish they would bloom over and over again...but sadly it's just once a year


I think I will end my show with the best of all.   Lilac...ABSOLUTELY the perfect flowers.   Such pretty scent, and delicate blossoms...I only wish they would last longer.   


Well...That's it for me for a few days...I hope you all are enjoying some time outside enjoying all the beautiful things Mother Nature has to offer!   

I think I will head outside to do some necessary watering and drop a bit of fertilizer on my plants...the heat will help kick them into gear!

 Until Next Time... Happy Gardening!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers August 15/14

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WELCOME!

I am so glad you stopped by today.   I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me really…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...

You will have to bare with me…I know you have seen most of my garden already a dozen times…but I don’t have a lot of new views to share!   So…in spite of looking repetitive…I am sharing what I get to look at every day.   I am happy to go out and water each day…otherwise I would not get to see too much of my gardens.   Life is WAY too hectic anymore…and I am on the fast train to the land of the burned right out.

I cannot post as often as I would like…so I share what I can, when it’s possible.   I will explain the reasons in a future post.   Today is about flaunting…and that is what I am going to do!

My garden has a few things going on…
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In spite of the absolute neglect it has suffered with us being away so much this summer…
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I still have a few blooms left to show.  
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When you look at my photos…
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I beg you to overlook the weeds you might see.
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You see…there is a major complication that causes my garden to have challenges like nothing I have ever had to deal with in the past.
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On the other side of the fence you see behind the hydrangea in this photo…Holds a vegetable garden with a serious issue…
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You see…this yard is a nightmare.   It is right next door to mine.

Yes….Yes …what you are looking at …
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....is a garden the same size as my back yard….that holds weeds as tall as my fence…and so thick one can’t see the soil below.

Last year, I faced a challenge from the man who lives here…we affectionately referred to him as the “king of (the weed spray)  round up”     He would spray his yard and the wind would carry it to my garden…lol

….This year…Not so much.

Ugh…

I seem to be dammed if I do and dammed if I don’t.   I either have plants dying by accidental over spray…or I spend the entire summer trying to keep some sort of handle on the weeds that are encroaching on my gardens.   That old fart next door is lucky we like him…or this could get ugly fast!   I offered to help him with the situation in his back yard and he flatly refused to allow me to touch even one leaf….so I might have to deal with it when he goes away one day.  I can’t stand it any longer.

It’s a really good thing…
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That I have little things like this to look at in the mean time!

This is the end of the flaunting from my Alberta garden…I hope you will flaunt your gardens, and wow me with your blooms!




Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)… I'd rather be rejected for being who I am than accepted for being someone I'm not.  At least I don't have to keep track of my act...I can just be me!  Can you? Just sayin'   

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`*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

www.tootsietime.com

Today’s party has proudly been proudly sponsored by Chic-a-Boot
Chic-a boot log
…the little cuffs that peek out of the top of your boot.  Go check it out!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers August 8/2014

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WELCOME!

I am so glad you stopped by today.   I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me really…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...

Do you ever get the feeling that time is getting shorter and your list of obligations is getting longer?   Well…that is exactly how I have been feeling lately.   I seem to run at top speed all day long…every day of the week and the list is reproducing faster than I can get things done!

Over the last three weeks, I have put on over 6000 km, been the maid of honor at my best friend’s wedding, and progressed significantly with my little business that I started a few months back.   The kids have been to camp, been to see family, and been busy with work, friends and projects…Yes…time is flying by, and the summer is sort of looking like a blur.

My flaunt today is sort of a showing of how neglected my gardens have been over the last few weeks…I have had to do a little damage control this week, as communities in bloom are supposed to come visit my yard.  
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Some things are growing like as if I have been tending to them faithfully…
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…Others, have taken the opportunity to get a little crazy!
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Weeds and spent blooms have become more noticeable this week…I need to get out there and spend a few good days just primping my gardens!
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I see weeds…and weeds…and weeds…and a few flowers…lol
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I literally had to yank out the entire bulk of this bed yesterday.   All that I left were the perennials and the dusty miller.   The rest…well…those are pots from the back yard.   Have I ever mentioned how much I detest chick weed??????
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I think that next year I am going to plant a whole bunch of the ostrich ferns…and maybe another hosta or two…This bed is a disaster every year.   The yard had been neglected for YEARS prior to us owning it.   I feel like I am fighting a losing battle with the weeds in the front yard.
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This area is not too bad…the fern needs to get tossed out…it isn’t healthy at all.
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With a little deadheading, I think this area will be just fine!

I mentioned earlier that I needed to spend some time in my yard…and hopefully I will get to do that over the weekend or early next week.   It has been HOT outside the last month…and that is not a fun thing to work in.  Yesterday I nearly passed out while I was pulling weeds…I just got WAY too hot!

This is the end of the flaunting from my Alberta garden…I hope you will flaunt your gardens, and wow me with your blooms!

Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…(to one “special” reader who likes to lurk or leave ignorant comments)  The difference between me and you is that you can kiss my ass and I can't.  <3

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`*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

www.tootsietime.com

Today’s party has proudly been proudly sponsored by Chic-a-Boot
 Chic-a boot log
…the little cuffs that peek out of the top of your boot.  Go check it out!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers June 20/14

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WELCOME!

I am so glad you stopped by today.   I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me really…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...
I hope you have a beverage and possibly a snack, cuz I have a lot to share this week, since I didn’t get to share for the last couple parties!!!  

It FINALLY stopped raining here this afternoon, and I grabbed my gloves and pulled a LOT of weeds from my flower beds.
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At one point I was thinking that it would be less work to leave the chick weed and pull everything else.   It was NOT pretty…but, I did managed to get most of it out.   If you know Chick Weed, you know that it is never gone…one little root left behind, means a whole new plant in a few days…ugh.
I got most of my weeds pulled, and mowed the lawn, then took some photos before it got too dark outside, and here I am…ready to share!
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It is stampede week here in Wainwright Alberta…and for some reason that means we are doomed to a lot of rain…it happens almost every year…hahaha…just the luck of the draw I guess…so when the sun shines and dries things up just a little bit…we jump.   It sounded like a symphony of lawn mowers and weed eaters this evening in my neighborhood.   Everyone had the same thought as me…do it now…’cuz it will probably rain again tomorrow… : )   It has been a very chilly spring, and things are taking their sweet time to grow…well…except for the weeds.
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In order to keep this as short as possible…I will not be commenting on each photo…I am sure they will speak for themselves.  
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Ain’t that the truth!  haha
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My little hedge from last spring is doing great!!!
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And…that is it for me this week.   That means it’s your turn again!
So?  

What are you waiting for???  

Flaunt!  

Flaunt like you have never Flaunted before!

I can’t wait to see!

Until Next Time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*)…The worst moments of your life, are the ones that keep you fighting. Never give up on what is important to you.

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`*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.
www.tootsietime.com

Today’s party has proudly been proudly sponsored by Chic-a-Boot
Chic-a boot log
…the little cuffs that peek out of the top of your boot.  Go check it out!