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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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Lisa, give it a go!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2021 on Sweet Peas On My Mind at Ledge and Gardens
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The fragrance of sweet peas, as distinct a fragrance as that of Lily of the Valley or Viola odorata, wafts in and out of my January garden dreams. In New England, it is the dreams of the next season's garden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Ledge and Gardens
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This year this first week of January has a gentle grip on my garden. Last night Mother Nature delivered the perfect amount of snow. Barely an inch covers the ground. Trees, shrubs and perennials are outlined in clear white and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Ledge and Gardens
Lynnelle: I think people would love to see your garden. I will be posting pictures of my garden through the season so come visit via the blog and thank you for reading and commenting.
I will let you know when the garden is ready for you. Right now it is just barely emerging.
Kathy: Maybe a video tour of one bed at a time. Like you said, it is challenging but, you could always put the sign out...visitors welcome.
The pictures in this post were taken last summer. Who knows what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. Every year is a bit different. I would so love to have you visit someday. We will garden together if in separate locations. As for getting caught up....there is always something to do in the garden.
A virtual tour is a good idea. I will see if The Equipment Manager is up to taking drone pictures once the gardens are in full growth. Thank you for commenting. Comments are so appreciated!
Holly: That would be wonderful. We may be off lockdown by the first of May so I could actually walk the garden with you. You are always welcome. I will put it on my calendar to email you when there is something of interest to see. Hugs.
Sigh....at least you have strolled the garden Gail. I look forward to strolling in yours someday. I guess we will resort to virtual tours this year.
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The New Patio As the garden unfolds, slowly this season but with a bit more attention from this quarantined gardener of a certain age, I am thinking of all of those who embrace gardening and all those who have not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Ledge and Gardens
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Ah, the burn will happen in mid March before growth shows. I love the big blue stem although I don't have any in the garden. Today was very cold and the garden stayed quiet. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I look forward to catching up with you in June in Madison.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2020 on Twice a Year is Not Enough at Ledge and Gardens
It sure is.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2020 on Twice a Year is Not Enough at Ledge and Gardens
We do need to be ready to 'garden another day'. I think I enjoy it more in shorter bouts which is as it should be.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2020 on Twice a Year is Not Enough at Ledge and Gardens
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After many years of blogging the blogger tends to repeat herself just as Mother Nature does in the garden. That said, each season is slightly different in the garden. More rain, less rain, more sun, less sun, lots of snow,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Ledge and Gardens
Lisa, so true on sitting more as we get older...that is the wisdom of age! If you are ever in New England, we shall sit together on that patio if time allows.
I am working on resting more and enjoying the garden from a seat....you know how unused those garden seats can be.
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Anyone who gardens knows that nothing ever stays the same. I started gardening many years ago on my plot of land. The first garden was a vegetable garden but as the gardening addiction grew a border became a goal. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
The perfect combinations, coffee, a book and flowers.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
It is coming along in spite of cold weather. Lots to do! You know it well.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
We shall! The good with the not so good most probably.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
Ahhh, you are a bit colder than I am but you will have veggies and viburnum soon. I love your new garden. How wonderful that you are embracing gardening still and on a more manageable scale. The offer of the white bleeding heart stands.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
Oh I miss you so Cousin Mary Lou! I am about to stroll outside right now. The sun is out for a moment-it has been scarce lately. Hugs to you and yours.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
Michelle: I am hoping for warmer weather. It has been quite a cool/cold spring with lots of rain. I hope that doesn't mean drought in the summer but it often happens that way, feast and then famine or drowning and then parched.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens
I have been a lazy blogger this past year Lisa but it does my heart good to hear from you and see your beautiful garden via your blog. It is a good reminder to visit more often and write more often as well.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2019 on Spring Blooms May, 2019 at Ledge and Gardens