As it was my birthday on 7th April I treated myself to a new perennial for the garden. This is a 'Bleeding Heart'. I chose this one as i've been thinking about purchasing one for some time now but was undecided on whether to grow from seed or purchase in bloom.
Before purchase I did a little research online and found some interesting articles and information which helped me to learn about the best way to care for my new little flower friend.
"Blooms of the bleeding heart plant (Dicentra spectabilis) appear in early spring adorning the garden with attention-getting, heart-shaped flowers borne on arching stems. Attractive bluish-green foliage emerges first as the plant wakes from dormancy and flowers of the bleeding heart may be pink and white or solid white as with the bleeding heart cultivar ‘Alba’."
You can read more at Gardening Know How: Bleeding Heart Flower Care – How To Grow Bleeding Hearts https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bleeding-heart/bleeding-heart-care.htm
When I found out that the stems of these can be used as cut flowers it had to go on my 'need' list. I'm trying to build up a range of cut flowers in my courtyard so that I can create a mini 'cut flower farm' at home. I want to be able to cut flowers to create posies and bouquets to sell in the shop and to use for art inspiration.