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Layanee DeMerchant
Northwestern, RI
I garden in northwestern Rhode Island. This is a zone 5b-6 garden. This blog is a vehicle for sharing my gardening journey. This blog is a commercial free zone. Enjoy the flowers and the gardens with me.
Interests: Gardening, wine, golf, reading, family & hang gliding, of course.
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Oh yes, be careful what you Google! Great to meet you and spend some time chatting gardening and life.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2018 on Reflections - Austin Fling 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
It so was Dee and it was great to see you, hug you and chat with you about all things gardening and life!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2018 on Reflections - Austin Fling 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
Your team was Da Bomb! Great Fling. Thank YOU so very much. I hope you come back to visit me someday. Bring the family!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2018 on Reflections - Austin Fling 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
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Waterlilies at the Zilker Botanic Garden Memories of Austin and the 2018 Garden Blogger's Fling linger with me this wet, lush New England morning. It has been a week since my return and there is much on which to reflect.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
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Robin, I worry about a later season dryness since we are almost double our rainfall for this time of the year already. Sigh....we will have to wait and see. I wish sunshine and rain after 10 p.m. for you.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
Me too Leslie!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
I think I said I am not gardening anymore yet there seems to be some garden cleanup going on. Sigh....maybe an intervention is necessary.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
I hope your first sign of spring is imminent! Be gone snow!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
Soon Kathy. There is no holding Mother Nature back is there.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
No more gypsy moth caterpillars! The tommies are getting scarce so I may have to replant some. They are such a cheerful sight.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you Dee. Let's all have a perfect gardening season.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa, You are up early! You can see the grasses flattened under the snow in that picture of the receding snow line. I will burn them when they are fully clear of snow but it won't be a pretty sight since they are flat and mashed. I sure makes the job easier to burn them and it does sweeten the soil. Raining here this a.m. Almost April showers.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2018 on March-One Step At A Time at Ledge and Gardens
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What can one say about March? From a gardener's perspective, it is full of promise yet fraught with disappointment. This March has been more challenging than the over sixty I have witnessed in my life. Three nor'easters brought snow, wind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
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Good to hear from you Lisa. Fling this year? Anyway Gibbs is the most lovable dog so I will trade that for fearsome. He would love to play with Annie and she can do the chasing! I certainly understand the love/hate affair with Mother Nature. She is cruel and fickle but then that is her nature. I am glad to hear you are hopeful as well. Cheers.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Hope Springs Eternal at Ledge and Gardens
I hope this is a kinder season as well. As for the oaks....nothing gets out alive. Thank you for your comment-as you know, comments mean so much.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Hope Springs Eternal at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you Gail. My heart did a flip flop when I saw all those blooms on one day. Sigh, snow on them now and battered by rain but you are right, nature by nature can be crushing. I am putting on my big girl pants (especially after this fat filled winter) and getting on!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2018 on Hope Springs Eternal at Ledge and Gardens
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It is doubtful that the poet, Alexander Pope, was a gardener but his line, 'Hope springs eternal...' from 'An Essay On Man' is certainly a gardener's motto. It has slipped severely from this gardener's mind of late. It has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Ledge and Gardens
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The Raspberry Wine has thrived on this year's ample rain. Now it is a bit dry and the flowers are waning. Oh well, on to fall blooms.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
That is a nice thought. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
Sweet words my dear!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
Well thank you. Now I am hungry.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
It is always something isn't it? Yes, we have lost several really big oaks to the caterpillars. I guess the firewood will keep us warm in winter. Pool time rules. Thanks for the comment.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
And I see a few monarchs this year. Enjoy your blooms as well, both the winged variety and the petaled varieties.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
Crazy town indeed! Yes, you should have a pool as it is hot in OK and really far from the beach.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
The pool area is quite a flower jungle at the moment but those re-seeded phlox smell divine. It is a constant battle of 'editing' don't you think?
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Bloom Day-August 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens