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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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Is it the same species? I do find that the fragrance is greater when the sun is high and/or the dew point high as well.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
Ah, serendipitous! I might just let one or three sit in the garden but they have kept to themselves for now. I really must get some ornamental milkweed for the border.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you for reading and commenting. Divine is such an apt word.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you Beth. It is difficult to describe how vibrant with life a patch of common milkweed is in actuality. I also find that as I get a bit more mature, I have more time to notice! Wisdom comes with age perhaps.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
I believe! It may take some time.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
You are right, they may be there as it is a large patch. I hope so.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
We did not walk to the back field did we? Next time for sure!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
Dee: I have not seen any monarchs either but I believe that if it is there, they will come....eventually. Stay tuned.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on Milkweed Magic at Ledge and Gardens
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July has arrived and the long borders are glorious after a cool and rainy spring. Summer is here and while the tended gardens are beautiful, I have a confession. It is not the the glorious flowers of astilbe, bee balm,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
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July is our driest month usually and with this much rain now, we shall just have to see what happens.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on June at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you Peter. Kind and welcome words indeed. It is sunny this morning ( Sunday) but not for long I fear. I will enjoy it while I can.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on June at Ledge and Gardens
They are out in force right now, Leslie. Ugly little buggers with frass everywhere.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on June at Ledge and Gardens
I am as well! It won't be long now.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on June at Ledge and Gardens
Gail, you are always so very kind. That decade has gone by rather quickly hasn't it? Let's have more fun together in the next decade! Enjoy this day!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2017 on June at Ledge and Gardens
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June begins here in the garden much as May ended-with a gentle rain pattering on the windows and on the garden. Another slow and cool spring gives longevity to the flowers which have dared to bloom. The cool moistness also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
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Your garden is well ahead of mine Lisa but at least there are signs of renewal.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
Leslie: Only the closeups look good. Best from closeup is the mantra this time of year.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
Dee, I so forget about Siri. Yes more eranthis for both of us! I think your garden will spring forth just a bit sooner than mine.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
Absolutely!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
Since the flowers have started to show their pretty faces there is hope in the air.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
Thank you, Cindy.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
A roller coaster can be fun for just a bit. Thank you dear Gail. I hope your temps level out a bit.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on Late Winter-Ups and Downs at Ledge and Gardens
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Most of the winter has been quite dark here in southern New England. That is, until the second week of February when a snowstorm dropped over a foot of snow. It is amazing what a difference snow makes to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
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I just popped over to Canada and saw your beautiful broccoli. Luscious. Enjoy this season, blogging will always wait!
Emily is a reluctant gardener having a busy work life and she is not too keen on sweating in the dirt. Still, she loves the result and has a great eye. I think gardening grows on you!