Saturday, April 4, 2009

Show & Tell - April 5th

Okay - I know y'all are probably sick of all my plant show and tells! So many of you thought this was such a neat plant though, that I thought it would be fun to show you what they look like when the blooms fully open. I love how the "heart" opens up and the inner white part is exposed. Both bushes have dozens of blooms on them now and have grown to about 18" tall and about 12" wide.



And . . . ta da! These are my white Bleeding Hearts - though it is a little ways off from blooming. If you click on the picture and look very carefully, you can see some tiny, tiny buds beginning. Also, I've noticed I have some Columbines coming up in the middle of it - they seem to have wandered. I'm going to have to wait until every one "grows up" a little more so I have an easier time differentiating between Bleeding Heart and Columbine. The rounder leaves are the Columbines and the pointier ones belong to the Bleeding Heart. I'm hoping they will cohabitate nicely until I can seperate them.


My Lilies are really growing good - pretty soon I'll be subjecting you to more endless gratuitous flower shots!

Dh and I headed to Lowe's today for some home improvement stuff and came home with an Azeala bush and a Lilac bush. Aren't you excited? But, no worries - I really only get super excited about the spring flowers. Once summer hits - I prefer to stay indoors with the A/C, so I'll be all "plantsed" out by then.

You know the drill.

20 comments:

chicklet said...

I love bleeding hearts. Yours look awesome.

Parenthood For Me said...

I can't wait to get a lilac bush. We have a beautiful Lilac Festival here in Rochester in May.

Beautiful Mess said...

Never will I get sick of you posting pictures of your beautiful flowers! Those are so beautiful. Do you mind is I copy it to use as my desk top? I must do some gardening, our poor yard is full of yellow dandelions.

areyoukiddingme said...

Love your flowers. I'm so sad...my tiger lillies are starting to grow and it's supposed to be freezing for three days running this week. Plus, my indestructible knock-out rose appears to be dead, as well as my previously healthy spirea. It's not a happy day in my garden...

'Murgdan' said...

I love bleeding hearts too. Oh I so wish I could find the inspiration to get out in my garden again....

Malky B. said...

Beautiful plants.

Kristin said...

Ooooh...a lilac bush....I want one. And, I can never get tired of gorgeous flowers.

Raggedy Ann said...

One could never get tired of plants and flowers. Bleeding hearts are beutiful, my mother has them in her garden.

infertilityrocks said...

Beautimous! I hope you're not subject to the hard freeze we're getting here tomorrow. It's supposed to be in the 20's!!! I think we're going to lose our lilacs blooms and weigalia. Ugh. Doesn't the weather know it's spring?

Kelly said...

Our flowers are all in bloom, but they pail in comparison to yours!

Cara said...

Ok - admission - I don't know flowers. I do, however, LOVE those bleeding hearts.

wow - that I could possibly motivate myself to plant!

Coming2Terms said...

Gorgeous -- reminds me of the same beautiful plants that appeared each spring in my parent's garden. Thanks for the lovely reminder...

Cassandra said...

No one could be sick of your plant posts, because this means that spring is here!

Carrie said...

I love your plant show and tells! And the bleeding hearts are perfect- we are all bleeding hearts around here, right? ;)

beebles said...

those bleeding hearts are so cool

battynurse said...

Bleeding hearts are such pretty flowers.

WiseGuy said...

They are beautiful!

And I am well prepared for the flower show to continue....Hope to see your lilies soon!

JamieD said...

How beautiful! Bleeding Hearts have always been one of my favorites.

cysteract said...

I had never seen bleeding hearst before .. Very pretty the name seems appropriate somehow.

loribeth said...

Gorgeous flowers!

And since I know you love taking pictures, hop by my blog -- you've been tagged! ; )