Bleeding Heart

May 8, 2012

I’ve been watching the bleeding heart in my neighbor’s parking strip since March.  The fat, little hearts are now in bloom and sway like pink pantaloons on a slender clothesline.

Back in March the pink flowers were just starting to form.

March foliage, tiny flower buds

Fast-forward to mid-April. . . slender branch bowed with bleeding hearts

Graceful arch

Graduated sizes

Bleeding heart and the book, Bringing Nature Home

Stalk of bleeding heart with the book, Bringing Nature Home

Watercolor sketch of bleeding heart

Circle of bleeding hearts

Another view

Watercolor sketch of bleeding hearts



9 Responses to “Bleeding Heart”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    If you take a bleeding heart flower and turn it upside down and gently pull it open (holding with two hands) you have “a lady in a bathtub” Kids and adults smile at this.

  2. Shirley Says:

    I am going to plant one today, beautiful pictures

  3. sandy bessingpas Says:

    Mine just started blooming too-usually you are ahead of us-I think its early this year-I’m going to try to find the lady in the bathtub!!!

  4. Sallyann Says:

    Absolutely beautiful … again. 🙂

  5. Chris Says:

    The circle of hearts looks like little turtles! I bet arranging them in the shape of a heart would be really pretty too! The photo would make a nice V. day card or just a “sweetheart” card! 🙂

  6. Chris Says:

    I saw little white ones yesterday in a nursery but not as pretty as the pink ones..and we all know that hearts are pink or red! 🙂

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