Gung Hoe Gardener: Fun With Bleeding Hearts Print

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By Neely Bower

Apr. 29, 2020: Lamprocapnos Spectabilis, or Bleeding Heart, is a perennial that we are now seeing in our spring garden. They love alkaline soil, which is common in Bronxville, and they thrive in partial shade and become quite a large plant.

I think this is a child's favorite flower because it looks so much like its name. Dicentra seed themselves so plant one and you may have several in a few years.

For further entertainment, while referring to the picture below, you can take a flower apart; you get two bunnies, two earrings, two ladies slippers and a baby's bottle.

Have fun.

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Photos by A. Warner