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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.
Recent Activity
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!
oh, I like term very much! Thank you, Les.
You always say the nicest things. Thank you so much.
Kris, I have to think we would have met! I have to come visit you at your new digs. Do you work every day? I am happy you have landed in such a nice place.
Kris, I hope winter is done although it is cold this morning. The weather report looks like warming temps for the next week. Gibbs training continues.
I do post less but then there is less to say. I am so glad you have Annie. Let spring return for the next ten weeks.
And you as well, thank you.
Thank you Gail. I always enjoy your posts as well and have learned so much from other bloggers. Gibbs is getting to be a big boy but he still likes to pounce up on a lap now and then which can be quite a surprise. He must weight 50 lbs by now. As for meeting, serendipity!
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Nine years ago I wrote my first blog post. Easter was late that year but spring was in full swing. Much has changed in nine years. The garden continues to evolve, the gardener's pace has slowed down a bit and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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It would be fun to see the arboretum's burn. Now that is really a controlled burn!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Thanks, Vicki. Wish you were here to share with us.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Perhaps if there is snow on the ground you could burn? Always good to be safe though.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa, thank you. Gibbs took it all in stride.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
I do have other grasses which are too close to other plantings to burn. Burning them cleans the debris right to the ground while cutting the others leaves a six inch residue. The burned grasses do seem more vigorous but they are in more sun as well.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
You've got that right, Peter.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
Gail, yes, they do burn fast. In a flash, they are gone.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
You will have to come to the grass burning someday dear Gail.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Controlled Burn-2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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The ornamental grasses are looking quite ragged by the time spring rolls around. Most people cut them down which is laborious unless you possess a weed whacker with a blade. I have several clumps of grass and these by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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Are you enjoying your new garden? I did see it underwater a while ago but then you will have so much fun designing, planting and tending the new and smaller space.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2016 on Bloom Day - March 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
I have to say, I am enjoying those crocus even with that brash color. I have a few 'Harmony' as well and they do show up much better although they don't provide a surprise color like the KH.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2016 on Bloom Day - March 15, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens