May 18th, 2010

Printperson divina

Bleeding hearts

I put in a couple of bleeding heart plants in the flower border along the sidewalk a few years ago. They are maturing and now, for the first time, I am here in Des Moines at the right moment to see them blooming. What a strange and wonderful plant with a most fascinating structure of both flower and leaf - but they don't have a particularly good fragrance. This is the first time I have drawn them. On the left-hand page, they are in a deep blue ceramic vase.