Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plant Of The Week: The "Bloody Mary"



Actually, this plant is not really called the "Bloody Mary". It's Bleeding Heart, or Dicentra spectabilis. However, my 8 year old daughter always forgets the name, and calls it a Bloody Mary, which I think is hilarious. It's one of my favorite spring flowers.

As a result of 100 days of rain (only slightly exaggerating), my garden is lush and gorgeous right now....



The hostas are up, the clematis is growing, the hydrangea is covered with tons of buds. My herbs all survived the winter....chives, santolina, lemon balm, oregano, thyme, mint. Everything looks great. I even have one lone fig growing on my fig tree! Hooray!

Happy Wednesday To All!
Penelope

4 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

I love that flower. They grew wild in Iowa, where I was born and raised. We called them Dutchman's Breeches. I like Bloody Mary - your garden resembles mine - we've had so much late season rain.
Hope you catch a break soon!

Amber Skyze said...

I love the flower too. They come in such vibrant colors. We hang them outside our front door.
Looks like we'll finally get some sunshine for a few days straight. :)

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I love Dutchman's Breeches, too...it's a gorgeous wildflower. We have sun today...yay!

Penelope said...

Amber, isn't it so awesome to see the sun? I have a bunch of peonies that croak if they get too much rain, so I'm glad we have a little break.