Friday, June 19, 2009

~Tootsie's.... Flaunt Your Flowers ~

Welcome to Fertilizer Friday.....Tootsie style :)

I'm so happy it's Friday~ WOOHOO!

This week I thought I would share our front yard .....Gracie seems to find it fascinating so let's see what has kept her occupied for the last 30 minutes.

{ all pictures are clickable }

The view from the front porch

Shelia calls this thing ' the finger plant' I don't know the name either. Mammaw & Poppaw gave us this plant about 7 years ago and I have to keep it well trimmed. :) See that TEXAS sized ivy on the left....that was started from clippings ( rooted in water ) several years ago~

this is what's behind the finger plant

please pardon the semi wilted ivy.....we still haven't had any rain and no chance in sight.
Sprinklers are going every morning & night right now. Then I spend about an hour every night watering the potted plants and sweet talking Do you talk to your plants? I do. :)

The ice cream parlor set I've had for over 15 years....{ & there is at least that many coats of paint on it. }
This end piece to a park bench is a favorite find of mine about 5 years ago....still love it.

Now, let's see what's blooming.

white climbing roses and pink knockout roses....

the knockouts weren't blooming much.....they come in spurts....bloom like crazy....then wait a few weeks for new growth.....then bloom again. I tell you.....this is a real winner for low maintenance. { I tend to neglect the front a little....I spend my time in the back yard so low or no maintenance is key here } :)

I adore this little bird bath

Well, that's the tour of the front gardens....Ya'll make sure & visit Tootsie Q @ she ROCKS!

Thank you so much for coming by & have a GREAT weekend!

Hugs~ J


raxx a day in the life said...

Hi Jessica
You have a beautiful and welcoming front yard in good ol' Texas! I see you can do some tropical plants too, the finger plant is known as 'breadfruit fern' here in Trinidad! There are other names but I dont go all scientific! lol!!

Your climbing roses are beautiful!! and yes TGIF particularly as it is a holididay!! woohoo!!

Outside In said...

Beautiful Blooms! Love the music choice on your blog. Happy FF!


Tootsie said...

it looks great girl!!! wanna know what the finger plant is really called???? I have one in my living is a philodendron (lacy tree philodendron!! AKA Philodendron Selloum...I searched far and wide for one of these ...mine is about 12 years old!
your gardens are grow things I only can grow inside ...jealous face...tongue sticking
love you...thanks for joining!

Nancy said...

Mornin' Jessica,

Your front gardens are beautiful! Love the "finger" plant..I've never seen one before, somewhat tropical looking, to me, anyway.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Shelia said...

Dear Jessica! How gorgeous your front yard is! You have a finger plant! Woo Hooness! They are nice though, aren't they? Yours looks so healthy! I'm glad to hear you say that about the knockout roses. I got some and when I planted them they bloomed beautifully and then about two weeks they didn't and now they're blooming again! I was so sad because I heard they were easy! You have made your yard just gorgeous! Lovely lovely home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dirt Princess said...

Girl your place is looking good!!! I love all of your finds! I love other peoples junk! I would love to see your garden in person. I know it is fabulous

Mary / Mariah said...

Great looking yard . Your so blessed . Lot's of good color .
We've had so much rain all week ,Flood warnings , can you see me out there watering my flowers with a feritilizer mix . The neighbors thinking that lady is nuts , doesn't she know those plants have had enough water LOL . Oh well .
Have a good day .

Mary at My New 30 said...

LOL my cats do that too - lately it's been so hot I haven't had the door open for them to look out, keeping it on the darker side inside these days. I have no idea what fascinates them so much!

Love the porch and the parlor set and that bench end is too cool and your beds look fantastic!!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I loved the tour of your gardens!I have park bench ends in my garden also. Warm wishes, Esther

onlymehere said...

I'm seeing new glimpes of your yard and it's stunning! You can have our rain! It's rained nearly every day for the past month and we're not used to rain this much!! I've quite enjoyed it but it sure has flared my arthritis. Gosh, did I just say that?!! LOL!! I sound like a little old lady! Have a great weekend.

Ashley ~ said...

Beautiful*! You guys have put a lot of work into your landscaping, and it's SO pretty*! You deserve the most beautiful yard on the block award, but I don't have that one, but I DO a *Lovely Blog Award* to pass on to you if you wuold like to stop over at my blog and accent it*! (((hugs to the beautiful Jessica,her very handsome Mister, and the very lovely (and brave) Genius) _Ashley

Betty said...

Everything looks so pretty and big! I wish we could share some of our rain with you, we have been getting it by the buckets! I now have water front property!
Take care of yourself.

Lindsay-ann said...

I really enjoyed your garden tour. It looks so beautiful and very tidy. We are in the middle of a garden makeover at the moment! We are trying to clear some small trees and bushes and some of the lawn. We have so much rain we need to cut the lawn twice a week! We want less lawn and a small area of decking instead.
Hope you are having a lovely Saturday.