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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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I know, Beth. Winter is too long but I do relish the down time and the cool air. Not frigid, just cool.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2016 on Winter's Treats at Ledge and Gardens
It is working out although Gibbs feels so much at home now he is getting a bit willful. I think there is training in his future....or mine.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2016 on Winter's Treats at Ledge and Gardens
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Cornus s. 'Midwinter Fire' There is much to be said for winter in New England. I know, it is cold and dark but cold is good and dark is restful. Every gardener needs a bit of a rest when dreams... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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We have one very shy cat and she is doing pretty well with the puppy. She is a good hisser so Gibbs knows his place. I hope you eventually add a puppy/dog to your home. They share better than cats.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa: We are thrilled to have another dog. I hope he doesn't dig. The other two did not. We shall see. I will just have to have him dig in the right place for a plant. LOL
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
Right back at you, Sharon. Happy New Year.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
Our cat, Minnie, is adjusting fairly well. She doesn't like many people but she watches Gibbs with a rather vindictive look in her eyes. She is cautious but curious.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
He will love you ML. Time for more seaglass adventures here in new England. Come visit.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
All I feel is guilt for not being quick enough to stop him. I do hope he is not marked for life.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
You are so right. He is a love.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
Nothing is cuter than a puppy. Come visit us!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
I guess you are no NCIS fan. Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the main character. We will just call him Gibbs.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
Let's make it so.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
We will have to make a date!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
He is the sweetest pup.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on Introducing L.J. Gibbs at Ledge and Gardens
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I think I have perfected it. The 'it' being the perfect way to start the new year. L.J. Gibbs! Gibbs came home to Ledge & Gardens on January 1, 2016. He now weighs 15.5 lbs. This Gibbs has no TV... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Ledge and Gardens
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Well, now I will have a drip irrigation coach! It is amazing that we can grow so many of the same plants given the differences in location, temperature, moisture and soil. Nature is amazing.
I think you are right, Lisa. Enjoy your bits of color.
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Fall is welcome here in this New England garden. Blooms are traded for bright and burnished foliage and glowing seed heads. While the foliage lasts but a short week or two it also signals the garden's respite. Everyone needs a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Ledge and Gardens
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I am not sure that rue would love your clay soil, Gail. It might be worth a try though. I am happy to hear you got a bit of relief from the heat. Yay!
The rue does have very interesting foliage texture in addition to the clear color. Send on that fall weather!
We did get a bit over an inch of rain the day I wrote the blog. Yay. Believe it or not many of the hydrangeas perked right up here as well. Some have browned foliage. So, we are on the same weather pattern. The well is drilled so it does regenerate from underground aquifers but one always must be aware that water is precious. This promises to be a glorious week. Enjoy!
It doesn't seem to mind as long as it has good drainage.
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It is mid September and the garden is looking more tattered and aged than usual. The above picture shows the dried and burned grass in the sunny portion of the garden. The foreground freedom grass still looks quite green but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Ledge and Gardens
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You are always so kind, Beth. Thank you. Maybe today is a BLT.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on Tantalizing Tomatoes at Ledge and Gardens