Thursday, May 06, 2010

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ~ 'THE HEART OF A GARDENER'

"Life Begins the day you start a garden."

~ Chinese Proverb



Bleeding Heart
(Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart')

22 comments:

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

I completely agree.~~Dee

hip chick said...

Oh I posted picture of mine also. They are just so pretty. And, I love that the whole thing just dies down later in the summer. Makes room for the later flowers to follow.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Charming plant. I always loved it. Your collage is very very nice!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Joey, I absolutely love the bleeding hearts. Mine has been blooming for such a long time this spring and still looks wonderful. I must have taken dozens of photos of it. I've been looking at a white one, and might stop by the greenhouse to pick it up if they haven't sold out.
Marnie

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, the Goldheart is lovely. I have not seen this one - will have to look for it.

Eileen

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, your flowers really look like hanging hearts, so very heart shaped! How beautiful.

Scott said...

Those are gorgeous, we have some Bleeding Hearts in our front garden area and I think they're beautiful.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Bleeding hearts are always so charming in a garden. I planted mine late this year. They're growing, but have yet to flower...I hope they do!

Kate said...

How true! :)

nancybond said...

Your hearts are gorgeous, Joey, like your own. :)

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok muhteşem. Tebrikler.

Krista said...

If you're wordless; then I'm speechless. These are magnificient!

Kala said...

Lovely images of the bleeding hearts - such a delicate and precious little flower.

Lindalou said...

Gorgeous. Your photos are beautiful.

joey said...

Of course you would agree, dear Dee. We are gardeners :)

You are exactly right, Hip Chick, and why I so love this plant, shining now but knows when to bow out.

Thanks Tatyana. I have so many plants that tug at my heart in spring it's hard to focus on one but this is a definite favorite, especially the foliage that shines for a long time.

Of all my bleeding hearts, Marnie, 'Gold Heart' with its awesome foliage popping in the wildflower garden is my favorite.

This variety makes me very happy, Eileen!

Agree, Autumn Belle ... a very unique flower!

Always a spring joy, Scott. I 'love' this plant!

I'll keep my fingers crossed, Curbstone! Your heart will leap for joy when it blooms.

Not surprised that you would agree, dear Kate!

Aw Nancy, I'm touched dear friend. We are blessed to know each other for I feel the same about you.

Welcome, Fuat. Thank you for your kind words.
Krista, you are a dear. Big thanks!

Bleeding hearts are heart stoppers, Kala! The flower is amazing!

Thanks Lindalou :)

beckie said...

Beautiful Joey! And the proverb is so true. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Michelle said...

What lovely pictures of bleeding heart - I love them and have them in our garden too. Your photos are exquisite and so colourful! Greetings from Vancouver Island. Michelle

Rick said...

Nice proverb to go along with superb photos of the bleeding heart! Mine weren't quite ready to be 'exposed' yet.

Rose said...

Joey, you always manage to find the most perfect quotes! This one resonates with me so well, because I used to wonder what I would do when I retired, because I didn't have any real hobbies. Then I started gardening...

Beautiful photos--I was so thrilled this spring that my bleeding heart finally bloomed.

joey said...

Thanks, Beckie. The weekend should be interesting Here is weather report tomorrow for Hubbard Lake (planning to put in the boats ...): Cloudy. Periods of snow or rain early...then chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Breezy...colder. Total daytime snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Sound like fun :) Happy Mother's Day!

Greetings, Michelle, and thank you for your lovely comment. Just returned from your site, touched by your post.

Thanks Rick. Do hope you share your 'exposed' heart! Happy weekend :)

Thank you, Rose. You have found your niche since it's obvious gardening feeds your soul. I have seen you blossom since knowing you. Happy Mother's Day!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my, such stunning beauty in your garden! Goldheart is my fav bleeding heart.

Jen

joey said...

Thanks, dear Jen. Goldheart is unforgettable! For me it's not only the beautiful bloom but the foliage, eye-popping in my wildflower garden.