Friday, May 2, 2008

Bleeding Hearts

This charming perennial pops up in early May every year. Such a beautiful plant with a sad name. There are many stories that surround Dicendra, including many of Princess Dicendra which you can often find dancing in the flowers. Many stories include Princess Dicendra being lost in the woods and thus having her heart broken and bleeding.
When I was a girl my mother taught me how to take apart the flower and find the pink Tunic, the beautiful earrings, the dancing slippers and of course the wine bottle.

1 comment:

Alice said...

You can also find a lady at her bath if you turn the blossom upside down and separate the petals a bit.