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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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The Raspberry Wine has thrived on this year's ample rain. Now it is a bit dry and the flowers are waning. Oh well, on to fall blooms.
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That is a nice thought. Thank you.
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Sweet words my dear!
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Well thank you. Now I am hungry.
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It is always something isn't it? Yes, we have lost several really big oaks to the caterpillars. I guess the firewood will keep us warm in winter. Pool time rules. Thanks for the comment.
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And I see a few monarchs this year. Enjoy your blooms as well, both the winged variety and the petaled varieties.
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Crazy town indeed! Yes, you should have a pool as it is hot in OK and really far from the beach.
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The pool area is quite a flower jungle at the moment but those re-seeded phlox smell divine. It is a constant battle of 'editing' don't you think?
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I enjoyed visiting your garden. I will return! Thank you for visiting mine as well.
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Murky comes and goes this time of year.
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It is a pretty plant but beware! I did just lop off the seeds heads. That should help.
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I think the secret is lots of moisture. It likes wet feet I find.
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Thanks, Lisa. Beware of DP. I am thinking of eradication.
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This week it is dry so lushness is rapidly disappearing. Oh, for life giving rain! Thank you for visiting.
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Left handed mitten garden It is a bit murky here on this August Bloom Day. The Dog Days of summer are upon us and the gardens are in late summer bloom. This year, the bee balm, Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Ledge and Gardens
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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.
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I believe! It may take some time.
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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!
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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