...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


dicentra, bleeding heart

dicentra spectabilis

dicentra spectabilis alba

i love the word dicentra.

i also love the word spectabilis.
i think it might be my new substitute for the word 
why say spectacular when you could say

spectabilis also sounds like it could be a spell
they might use at hogwarts
like maybe it would float your eyeglasses over
from wherever you left them,
 and settle them on your face.

but no matter what you say or how you say it,
dicentra, bleeding heart, is
 oh such a romantic perennial.

one of the first flowers my love gave me,
since we met in may... 9 years ago!

these are the two varieties we have in our gardens and they're so sweet.
easy to grow, and the deer don't like to eat them...
two very winning character traits in flowers, if you ask me!

they bloom may-june, so they're on their way out now.

i could get all sad about it, but luckily
as soon as something leaves,
something else beautiful comes...

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