Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Heart or Dutchman's Breeches

Ever since I can remember, I've always loved this harbinger of spring. Seeing it in my neighbor's yards, growing up, I knew someday they would be planted in one of my gardens. Well, life and all its wonderful detours diverted me from planting my own Bleeding Hearts, until now. Last year, they were planted in my shade garden and I kept my fingers crossed through the winter. Didn't know if they'd make it, or not. Well, here's the proof that all is well and, before too long, there'll be a gorgeous plant to welcome my springs, forevermore (or, at least, until my estate matures!)

Check out this site for some interesting and fun meanings and legends about flowers, including the Bleeding Heart (or, Dutchman's Breeches)!


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  1. They are so pretty! I'm very glad that Spring is here :-) x

  2. What a beautiful flower, this was the perfect B word. good luck in the challenge, hope to read more during the month.

  3. I love these, too~ What a wonderful B word. I think of spring as the reBirth of Mother Nature! Enjoy your blooms~

  4. Hi Sharlene .. love your Bleeding Hearts - pretty and their name Dutchman's Breeches - fun .. you'll enjoy them every day as you say each Spring .. cheers Hilary

  5. Interesting flowers. Do they come in other colours than pink? :o)

  6. Thank you, everyone, for your comment love. Will try to get to you all in the coming month.

    @Emma - Oh, me, too!

    @Yvonne - And, good luck to you, too! It's going to be fun!

    @Ella - Thank you. I really am enjoying them.

    @Hilary - I know! I'm so delighted -- over flowers!

    @Talei - There's actually more that have to do with breeches than hearts. Check out the legends, when you can.

    @Ellie - Thanks. Love your blog, too!

    @Jessica - Yes, I've seen them white with a little red drop. They're gorgeous and not as easily found as the pinks.

  7. I think the flowers are lovely. I'm glad I found your blog.