Sunday, June 04, 2017

Yes, I have a bleeding heart

The bleeding heart on our back deck has been there since we built the structure over 25 years ago. I dread each winter because it's one of the plants that must come inside. It weighs as much as a blacksmith's anvil.  Just after I "bust-a-gut" dragging them inside, I ask myself why I don't give it up to the winter's frost. 

Once the plant is inside, it's no trouble. A little water every now and then and move it around so we can keep the area clean around it.

The drought had its way with a lot of trees and shrubs last summer and autumn. The bleeding hard dropped its leaves sooner last year than it normally does and I wondered if it would make it through.

This year, it was slow to leaf out and we feared the worst. Then in early May, it came back with a flourish. A few weeks ago we saw the first blossoms appear. 

This past week it was back in full force. Sitting on the deck this morning drinking our coffee, I realized why I break my back in late fall taking it inside.



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15 comments:

  1. Never seen one before, very pretty plant.
    Have you considered a movers dolly before you get a hernia?

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  2. That's beautiful! Sometimes we need a bit of stress to really come to full bloom...must be the same for plants!

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  3. I see what you mean. Even thought I don't have to lift it, it looks worth the trouble.

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  4. Beautiful thing. And even though it wasn't my effort it does look worth it.

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  5. Yes Sir that view definitely makes the trouble worth it.

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  6. My Mom had a beautiful Bleeding Heart Plant and I've never been able to get one going - the care you take to keep yours happy is worth the effort.
    Joy

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  7. Definitely worth the effort. It's beautiful.
    Smiles & hugs,
    Julia

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  8. It is beautiful. I used to have a bleeding heart that came back year after year and we left it planted outside, and never brought it in. I suppose there are different types that weather better than others.

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  9. A bleeding Heart, not a bad thing. LOL Glad you have one! It is beautiful!

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  10. That's beautiful. I have a figurative bleeding heart.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. I'd never heard of a "Bleeding Heart" plant but it sure is beautiful.

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  12. Wow! This is just beautiful and, aside from hurting your back, I hope you continue to bring it back I aide

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  13. Ok have heard of this plant but never seen one till now and it is oh so pretty

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  14. This is so pretty. Why dont you put it on rollers then just make a temp ramp to roll it in and out more easily. dont bust a gut!
    Lisa

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