Try a Bleeding Heart for Valentine's Day
Bleeding Heart is one of those plants. One of those plants that you can beat up, JUST LIKE HOSTA. No kidding. Rip off a stem, enjoy it in a vase for a few days, shove it in the ground, and NO JOKE, you'll have a plant in a few weeks growing and growing strong. The only thing you really need to give it is some water when you are transplanting it. After it is established, you are good to go with a wonderful plant that will come back year after year after year after year.
So much beauty, so tough...what isn't to like? By the way, this plant comes up in spring from the ground and looks like peonies. The first time I saw one, I had no idea what it was and thought it might be a weird peony because the shoots looked similar. A few weeks later, it was very clear I had a bleeding heart and a beautiful one at that!
So why not try giving a gift that will keep on giving!!? Try a bleeding heart today!
Portions of text previously published on 'A Nest for All Seasons 2011