Field of Science

Friday Fabulous Flower - Bleeding Hearts

Oh, April is such a pretty time for our gardens!  Wait, it's still only March!  In another day, when the tally for March is complete the Phactor will reveal some stunning data that promises for a duller April-May.  At any rate one of Mrs. Phactor's gardens develops a wonderful blue-yellow-pink display of bluebells, celandine poppy, and bleeding hearts all kind of patch-worked together.  This is almost a surefire combination, easy enough for almost anyone to grow, tough and hardy, and cheerful beyond saying.  The bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) are quite a spectacular flower on their own, here showing the two rounded "spurs" that account for their generic name.  Bleeding hearts are now also a member of the poppy family the result of the small fumatory family having been found to nest within. 

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