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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sneak Peek


If you are reading this post, then you are getting a sneak peek at the birth of my new blog "Melanie's Perennials".

This blog is a sister blog to "Melanie's Old Country Garden", a blog that I've been maintaining on and off again for about 3 years.

Seeing as how my life is so busy that I often don't have time for one blog, it will be interesting to see if I can keep up now with two of them.

So, why did I decide to add a new blog? Well, it's a secret, but I've always wanted to have my own little gardening business. Every business needs a way to get the word out and so here it is, my word!

General gardening topics, rambles, tips and tours will be posted on Melanie's Old Country Garden but here is where you'd find out about the plants that I have for sale, possible days to tour our garden, how to hire me as a lecturer and so on. I've got lots of things planned for the future so don't forget to stop by every now and then and see what is new.

Of course there will also be features of some of my favorite plants, perennials for the most part.

Today's photo shows the blooms of Ligularia 'Brit Marie Crawford'. While I won't have any of these for sale, I do have seedlings from this plant that might be available. I've just got to wait a few more weeks before things have popped a bit in the garden.

Ok, now I'm going to sign off so I can see how this baby looks and I can play around with some of the added features.

Wish me luck!



  1. Congrats Melanie. Your site looks perfect. I added you to my favorite shops site and to my blogroll. Good luck.

  2. Congratulations! What a big & brave step! All the best for the baby - I'm sure you'll do marvellous.

  3. Melanie, congratulations on your business. I wish you every success.

  4. Congrats Melanie...this is the beginning of a very exciting venture and I've no doubt you will do well as your love of gardening really shows and, of course, your wonderful collection of perennials..if you ever want to branch out into New Jersey, call

  5. Congratulations on your latest endeavor! I appreciate all the advice you've given me over the past few months. Thanks for welcoming me to the neighborhood and inspiring me with your beautiful gardens! Cynthia

  6. A big thanks to all of you for your well wishes! Last summer Cynthia (who posted here) moved into the house right across the street. It's so wonderful to look outside and see somebody always at work in the garden, even if the weather is lousy (like yesterday evening).

    Cynthia, I look forward to watching your garden grow!

  7. Melanie, How did I miss this! So excited for you! I do wish I could shop at your garden and have a cup of tea with you! gail

  8. I just came across your blog today while looking for LI gardening info. I'm a South Huntington neighbor, and I look forward to someday seeing your garden!


I do so love to read your comments! Much as I wish I also had time to reply, many times I will have to choose between replying to comments or creating a new post so please understand if I choose to use my time on a new post. This will also give me time to visit some of you too.