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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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and I need to plant more colchicums. They are a bit pricey but they do spread and don't seem to be bothered by deer or chipmunks. Thank you for checking out the garden this Bloom Day.
You are too kind. Thank you and yes, fresh in September is a rare thing.
They should be lovely...I call them 'Kathy's Colchicums' since most of those came to me from you, dear friend! Thank you.
I have one that has tiny, button white flower....yes, flower. That one is not so much a winner but generally, you are so right. Enjoy this day.
Coolness is coming this way. Thank goodness. Plus, significant rain fell yesterday on the 20th. That makes life easier.
My Sheffields are not yet blooming either. It is usually October for them here. I am going to pop over to see your Bloom Day post. You do have one...
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2016 on Bloom Day - September 16, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
You have an unexpected 'volunteer'! Some of the best surprises in life happen in the garden. Win, win.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2016 on Bloom Day - September 16, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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A speedy Bloom Day post is in order as there is much to do in the garden today and the weather is cooperating. It is cool, as September should be, and sunny at the moment. It is also still dry... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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Two weeks ago there was fragrance in the air. It was subtle yet distinct. Sweet but not cloying. Heady and beckoning. I walked into the garden to discover its source. Fragrance can be as elusive as a dream memory and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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I find that dahlia a little less than spectacular but then I do love color. Thanks for visiting. I am coming over to see what's blooming in your garden.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Bloom Day -August 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa: Somewhat recovered. Weeds everywhere and with the heat, who wants to weed? Time for tomatoes and squash though so all is good.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Bloom Day -August 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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I missed Bloom Day in July due to challenging gardening conditions. Pests, drought, pests. No bother, the season moves along at its own pace. August has, so far, been a month of high humidity, heat and at least some rain.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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I am not so polite lately.
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They are not very palatable.
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Me too. We shall see.
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It is so hard to avoid the other word. LOL
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My language is in the gutter along with much of the garden. Mother Nature can play dirty tricks.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Bloom Day-June 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Time will tell. Thank you for commenting.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Bloom Day-June 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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Bloom Day, this June, is serious business. It looks like spring in the garden with no leaves on the trees. June is usually the time of prolific blooms in my garden. This year is different. A plaque of gypsy moth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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I hope there is rain in your future. It is a miracle!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on A Gentle Rain at Ledge and Gardens
You are so kind, Beth. I look forward to Fling and spending time with you sharing gardening adventures.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on A Gentle Rain at Ledge and Gardens
Kathy, I know you love spring just as much as I love it. It is a welcome relief from the barren winter months.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on A Gentle Rain at Ledge and Gardens
Rain seems miraculous and I believe, it is. Thanks for the share!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on A Gentle Rain at Ledge and Gardens
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Last Friday was a very warm day for late April. One of those unusual spring days which warms the ground more than most. I worked outside just a bit cleaning out garden beds all the while thinking that the ground... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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Robin: That is sad concerning your first blogs but just take an educated guess and celebrate as you should. Why not!