Robyn's Garden

Robyn in RI

I am a self-taught gardener. Started our 3/4 acre yard 19 years ago, and this is the result....so far. Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Back Yard Flower Close-ups Front Yard Garden General Garden Huge (Half Acre Plus ) Pool Side Yard Stone / Rock

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28 of 30: clematis at the shed

29 of 30: does anyone know the name of this plant?! Smells wonderful

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Comments / Questions

Deronda 6 years ago

Your gardens are beautiful. I am a self taught, learning gardener to. Really started in 2004 when we bought this fixer-upper with 1.5 acres. I have R.A Lupus and can not run the weed-eater or push a mower up a hill so I had to do something. I learn so much from gardeners like you, thanks for sharing.

Lark 6 years ago

Hi Robyn, My morning coffee and strolling through your garden again. It was a great way to start my day. Thanks for sharing. Yardshare is going to get me through this LONG Winter

Robyn 6 years ago

Morning Lark...I'm so glad you enjoy MY garden because YOURS is sooo great it makes me feel good that you think mine is nice. Thank you....we are leaving for Florida on Jan.1 and getting out of here until it is warm in May.

Deronda 6 years ago

I love your yard, the cottage look is my favorite theme. You did a great job for getting color, which is what I cant seem to get. Thank you for sharing. Deronda

Robyn 6 years ago

Thank you for your comments on my yard. It is always a work in progress. It took many years to have color all season, but it is finally there. Thanks again.

Robyn 6 years ago

thank u so much for all the great ideas. i can't wait for spring. i have written your ideas in my garden journal so i won't forget next spring!! by the way...your gardens are wonderful. i love all the garden art...i have quite a large selection of "whimsies" in my garden but nothing like you!

Robyn 6 years ago

Oh yeah...i just wanted to tell u that i too use chicken wire around my new plants. but i love the idea of the coat hanger pins!!

Robyn 6 years ago

Wow, it sounds like we have alot of the same problems. You have given me alot of good ideas though. I like the hairpin from coat hangers idea. that is great!! I do the same thing you do when I first plant something new. I use chicken wire to protect it until it gets tall enough so they can't reach the buds. I have the "rabbit guard" fence (sure) around the 2 gardens but I have so many other gardens that its really hard to keep up to the rabbits and stay one step ahead of them. I have alot of squ

Lark 6 years ago

Robyn, in my hosta area I also have mass plantings of daffodils. Whenever I plant hostas I also plant daffodils around them, 1-2 feet away from the hosta. Deer and bunnies won't go near daffodils. The foliage of the daffs stay around a long time so the critters leave the don't seem to find the tender new growth of the hostas. Once the daff. foliage disappears the hostas are mature and I can spray them with pepper spray. I also take common hostas and daylillies that I have alot of and plant them

Robyn 6 years ago

YOU GUESSED IT LARK....THOSE STINKIN RABBITS. THEY STILL TRY TO CHEW THROUGH THE WIRE AND THEY HAVE GOTTEN IN 5 OR 6 TIMES. THEY EAT EVERYTHING!!! FLOWER BUDS ARE THEIR FAVORITE!! I HATE THEM, AND WE HAVE ALOT..I MEAN ALOT....I HAVE TO KEEP PATCHING THE FENCE WHERE THEY WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH. DO U HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM? WHAT STATE DO YOU LIVE IN IF U DON'T MIND ME ASKING?

Lark 6 years ago

Yes indeed I have bunny problems!!!!!!! I make chicken wire cages, 2 feet high and 1-2 wide depending on the size of the plant. I hairpin the cage down. My hairpins are thrifty: metal coat hangers. I cut the bottom (the long part) in half. Then I cut on each side of the hook or hanger part. Toss the hook. That makes 2 hairpins and I push them into the soil until you can't see them anymore. This holds the cage tight and the plant will grow through the chicken wire, making the wire invisible. It h

Lark 6 years ago

Robyn, I enjoyed my first cup of coffee while strolling through your garden again. You have a wonderful variety of flowers and bushes. If we were neighbors I probably would share alot with you. Each time I walk through your garden I see something different and eye catching. Thank you for starting my day off with a smile.

Robyn 6 years ago

Thank you Renee and Lark for your comments on my gardens. The Hawks are indeed red-tailed hawks. There were a set of parents nested in the evergreen trees and they had 2 babies. the whole family lived in the yard for a few months, then the parents left and the babies stayed and were very tame. The arbor they are sitting on was made by my husband from our black walnut tree. thank you both again for your comments. it makes me feel good!!

Lark 6 years ago

Robyn do you have the wire fence around the garden because of rabbits? Those nasty critters! Or do they still get in?

Renee 6 years ago

I love your hawk family, Robyn. Is that an Eastern Red-Tailed youngster? The arbor the hawk sits on is so charming, and your tall evergreens are just a beautiful screen for all of your flowers.

Lark 6 years ago

I think the name of this plant is Ligularia.

Lark 6 years ago

You have BEAUTIFUL gardens. I can see that you have worked very hard at getting a variety of perennials. I like your cottage style of gardening. You are the first space I have visited on YARD SHARE. This is all new to me and I am trying to figure out how it works.

Barb 6 years ago

I am JEALOUS! Great yard!!!!!

Robyn 6 years ago

does anyone out there know the name of the plant in picture number 29????

Caryn 6 years ago

I just love the colors from every angle of your gardens. Given me some great tips on color variations. nJust love the cone flowers. Great job.

Stacia 6 years ago

Beautiful!

Bryan 6 years ago

Your yard is beautiful Robyn. I love the "secret shade garden" entrance!

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