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Layanee DeMerchant
I garden in northwestern Rhode Island. This is a zone 5b-6 garden. One of the most rewarding experiences for this gardener is to share the on-going evolution of the garden and the fruits of her efforts. This blog is a vehicle for the journey. I will also be adding some highlights from my travels to local garden centers. There is always a new trend, new plant, or a display garden or greenhouse to share.
Interests: gardening, wine, golf, reading, family
Recent Activity
You will love that tulip! Happy Bloom Day. The cold arrived here last night. The windows are icy this morning. Layanee
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Bloom Day - April 15, 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
Oh thank you. I do love the way Bloom Day connects us all. Layanee
Toggle Commented 11 hours ago on Bloom Day - April 15, 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
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April Bloom Day has arrived with April showers which is just as it should be. It is time to reap the rewards of past fall bulb plantings along with celebrating the earliest bloomers. The snowdrops have lost their pretty white... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ledge and Gardens
Pam: I will work on the China post. Perhaps on Armchair Travel Fridays. Glad you liked the fire. Come join us next year! Layanee
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Lisa: It was a fabulous trip. I will do a post. Soon. Layanee
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Fire and Ice at Ledge and Gardens
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l-r. Sister Sue, Layanee, Cousin Mary Lou I have been on vacation. That is one excuse for not posting for three weeks. The other is the flu. Good reasons right? Well, vacation is over and the flu is gone and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
I guess it is really baby steps this year. Sent from my iPad
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Oh yes. I am ready. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2014 on Vernal Equinox - 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
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My garden is a mirror of the vernal equinox. There are equal parts of light and dark in the garden. The snow line is visible in many areas. The southern exposures in the garden are dark and void of growing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
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Thanks, Kim. I know what you mean. It will probably hit hard and all at once. So many chores and so little time. Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
Not much chance of spring even though the calendar says it will be here this week. Soon though. Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
I do love that owl. I hope he/she returns. As for the heat generating capacity of skunk cabbage, I find it intriguing as well. Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
I do feel lucky that the owl visited us. He/she is/was the only interesting thing in the snow covered garden these days. Soon though... Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
I think winter will just fade away into spring this year. It will have to leave eventually. Yes, love this bird! Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
I am so over winter. I hope for a 60 degree day sometime soon. I know it will come but these last days are just a taunt. Layanee
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Winter's End Game at Ledge and Gardens
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Winter is not going out without a fight here in Rhode Island. The indoor garden is responding to higher light levels and a bit of fertilizer but outside there is still quite a bit of snow on the ground although... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Ledge and Gardens
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LOL Pam as I slide rather than zip but thank you for that image. Zippy! I am certainly not a pro but it is enjoyable as long as the temps are not in single digits. It is very good exercise. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
Natures paintbrush. Heres to a better month for you all around. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
I know just what you mean, Rose. I am hoping spring comes early or on time. Not late! Please! Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
Now there is a sentence which needs and explanation. What in the world happened to Passionate Nymphs Thigh and who is she. Poor girl. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa: You are so right! Hope all is well in your part of the world. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
Oh yes I would but that will come. I have faith! Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
There is always a danger Pat but since there is so little of interest here, I decided to leave it out. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
It is so desolate out there, I took a chance with it.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens
They are longer still today. More snow today but I do know there are bits and pieces down below which are almost ready to explode. I have more trail to explore. Layanee
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2014 on Growing...Icicles at Ledge and Gardens