Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Good Cheer in the Garden

Well, we are off this coming weekend on holidays for a bit so I wanted to leave you with best wishes for your gardens and a glimpse of my cheeriest plant.

This Dicentra 'Candy Hearts' (Fern-leaf Bleedingheart) is a just a shot of good cheer in my garden. It is another one of my plants that has made it through the upheavals of our landscaping endeavours and yet it is thriving.

I just love its neverending offerings of cheerful, candy-coloured blooms. We tucked it into a woodsy spot by a cedar and, although the spot can be a bit dry, it has rich soil and dappled light, so with a little additional water it may continue to bloom into autumn.

Happy gardening, and here's hoping August brings you the sunshine, rain, heat or cooling breeze that your garden needs to make everything just right!

"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” ~ Buddha


ruthie said...

another beauty, love the photos, have a wonderful holiday x

sweet bay said...

Candy Hearts -- it's so well-named!

Have a good vacation!

Northern Shade said...

The lacy foliage is so pretty, and it looks great in front of the cedar, with the dark green background. The little candies really pop aginst the green colour.

Have a fun and relaxing vacation.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a beautiful plant! I have the regular bleeding hearts but not this variety.