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Bloom Day - April 15, 2008

High 59 F
Low  30 F

Finally a bloom day with outside blooms!  How gratifying is that?  A big thank you to Carol over at May Dreams for uniting us all on Bloom  Day.  There are a few plants in bloom in the garden today.  The overview of the East Border Dsc_0034 looks a bit bare with just spots of color as theDsc_0009 Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' starts to put on her pink petticoats and the Scilla siberica continues to shine black light blueDsc_0059 by the crabapple near the fish pond.  The Helleborus foetidus Dsc_0017 is still putting on the green display and next to it the Pachysandra procumbens is blooming with it's cream and brown spikes. Pachysandra_procumbens It is amazing how interesting it looks close up while going unnoticed from a distance.  Not too far away the Japanese Andromeda, Pieris japonica,Dsc_0019 is blooming in spite of the deer damage to its' tops.  This is listed as a deer resistant plant but no one told my deer.  It does have a pretty lily of the valley flower which is fragrant. Grape hyacinths are adding their bits of color Dsc_0013 to the garden in both purple and white.Dsc_0017_2 Around the corner in the left entry border, the Helleborus  x 'Kingston Cardinal' is blooming. Helleborus_x_kingston_cardinal This flower blends in with the leaves a bit too well and came dangerously close to a major raking incident. Dsc_0026 Daffodils andDsc_0028 ChionodoxaDsc_0025 make a great combination but mine are not planted together.  This is something I hope to correct in the future.  In the front by the walkway the violas are plantedDsc_0001 and Tucker looks over the gardenDsc_0035 trying to find a squirrel to chase.