My backyard is small and a little torn up right now, but I have one corner that has come alive after the bitter cold February and the unexpected freezing temperatures of April.
I love gardening; however, I am not a planner as far as my yard and garden. I start with an idea in my mind of what I want, and I end up many times with something different. About two years ago, I bought a small Bleeding Heart. I always read the little plastic stakes included in the pot, and this time was no different. The information on the stake said it would get about 2 feet across and about 18″ to 24″ high. Obviously some plants don’t believe in abiding by that little stake’s description.
My Bleeding Heart is now about 3 feet across and about 2 1/2 feet tall. Every morning when I leave home for work, I look at it and my other plants and flowers and marvel at their beauty. I loved my first Bleeding Heart so much that I planted more in the front of my home.
Although the April freeze was really hard on it, my Bleeding Heart survived, a little worse for the wear. Its flowers aren’t quite as bright as usual, but it is still putting on a spectacular show for me every day. In about three weeks it will be done blooming, and it will slowly fade away until next year.