April 21, 2011 - Bleeding Hearts

I planted this herbaceous perennial a few years ago. They are a welcoming sign that spring is here to stay. The plant has a love story.

This story tells of a prince who tries to win the heart of a beautiful maiden by giving her gifts. With each gift, two of the petals are removed. Despite his attempts, the maiden continues to refuse the prince, and so he pierces himself through the heart - the heart having been formed with the discarded petals, the knife with the green stamen. via flowerinfo.org

Author: Khürt Williams

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