Articles tagged as Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts: What Secrets Do They Hold Inside Their Blossoms? |
By Larry Rettig on August 17, 2010
Perhaps you remember from your own childhoodâ€”or that of a friend or relativeâ€”the art of making â€œdollsâ€ wearing gowns fashioned from Hollyhock blossoms. Flower shapes and colors can remind us of real-life objects. Dutchmanâ€™s Pipe, Ladyâ€™s Slipper Orchid, and Stella dâ€™Oro (Italian for â€œstar of goldâ€) come to mind. Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) belongs to this group as well, but its blossoms are special because they reveal an entire story. This is how itâ€™s told.