Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day: April 2014

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My garden has unfurled after a sunny week and I feel positively giddy.  April in my garden is filled with white, yellow, and chartreuse blooms with a light smattering of purple.  Just the way I like it.

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Even the weeds are cooperating. 

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Many of the new plants that I added to the garden last fall are either dead or are late arrivals this spring.  But the Akebia survived My Pirate's power washing attempts to clean it last year and is covered with blooms.  Their sweet fragrance fills my senses whenever I pause under the pergola.  

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The epimedium have survived Barnaby's watering and I declare them a dane proof plant.  

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And the violets too.

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Do you remember this little tyke that helped me photograph last April's bloom day post?  He looks just the same, only 125 pounds bigger.

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Don't forget to stop by to visit our lovely hostess, Carol of May Dream Gardens, to see garden blooms from around the world!  Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!