In A Vase On Monday – Bleeding Hearts

My bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) are coming on fantastically and were the obvious choice for today’s arrangement. The past two weeks have been quite chilly with a few nights that threatened frost, but luckily we’ve squeaked through without any damage to these delicate flowers. The weather is helping the bulbs last longer, so we continue to enjoy the prolonged deliciousness of spring.

While I’ve written that I don’t grow tulips because of our vole problem, there are a few that still come up that were planted next to the foundation.  Tulipa ‘Creme Upstar’ have a peachy blush that I love.

The Narcissi are from a fragrant naturalizing mix – I believe they are ‘Thalia’ and ‘Cheerfulness’ and the sulfur yellow may be Jonquilla N. ‘Trevithian.’

The star-shaped leaves are flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus). The jug has little heart-shaped flowers on it that are a perfect match for the bleeding hearts.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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77 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Bleeding Hearts

  1. Beautiful arrangement. Lovely photos!

  2. This vase just exudes sweetness! And that Creme Upstar tulip is gorgeous. I think I found a favorite tulip!

  3. Christina says:

    Tulipa ‘Creme Upstar’ caught my eye; what a lovely colouration. A very pretty springtime vase, my vase this week is much more summer than spring.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Christina. Our temps are about to rise abruptly to summer starting tomorrow, so things will be accelerating in the garden this coming week. My lawn will be unmanageable!

  4. maureenc says:

    A truly beautiful arrangement of flowers. So different from any that would bloom in my part of the country. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful. What a cute jug too.

  6. jenanita01 says:

    What a lovely arrangement!

  7. Alice Pratt says:

    Stunning! I can easily imagine how happy you are, seeing your flowers growing, choosing which ones to arrange! All this beauty was patiently waiting, under the snow blanket.

  8. Reblogged this on Purplerays and commented:
    My first love? Nature. I couldn’t live without my daily immersion, walking in the woods, visiting our waterfall or sitting by the river watching the birds going about their business. It is where I connect to the “peace which passes all understanding.” ~ Eliza Waters

  9. Lovely spring arrangement. Bleeding Hearts amaze me year after year with their beauty. I had one tulip come up. 🙂

  10. Love your emotive descriptions, Eliza …,the ‘prolonged deliciousness of spring’ evokes a marvel of scent and fragrance and drinking violet tea. The tulip flowers have a wonderful femininity about them. ‘Bleeding hearts’ are a new flower species for me – very delicate and graceful drape.

  11. Cathy says:

    You must have a lovely display of Bleeding Heart to cut some for a vase! Mine only produce a few sprays and I never dare cut them, although I am sure I would get far more pleasure out of them if I brought them indoors. Love those peachy tulips too Eliza. 🙂

  12. Laurie Graves says:

    At the risk of being tedious with my compliments…You’ve outdone yourself this time!!!!

  13. Kathy Sturr says:

    I “heart!” Love this time of year. That tulip is a rock star!

  14. Mrs. Brown says:

    The drape of the bleeding heart around the vase is lovely and eye catching. I also have one steadfast tulip clump that doesn’t give up and has given me a vase every year. It has big buds now. Just lovely.

  15. Cathy says:

    Yes, the vase itself was perfect for the bleeding hearts – great choice, and what an intriguing tuilip that is, one that seems to have captured everyone’s imagination

  16. There is such a sense of “fullness” in this arrangement!

  17. The Bleeding Hearts here this year have been stunning – I don’t ever recall seeing so many of them, or so many looking so good. They look amazing here in your vase!

    (Also, those tulips are amazing – I thought they were odd-colored peonies!)

  18. Kris P says:

    I love bleeding hearts – they’re such romantic flowers. I tried growing them in my former shady garden (pre-drought) but, sadly, they barely held on and I think it’s pointless to try them in my current drier garden. Your composition with the tulips and Narcissi uses them to great effect.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. Yes, they really have to have consistent moisture. Mine have come to the stage where their self-sowing is taking over and I have to grub them out. The woodlands will soon be full of them. 😉

  19. AlisonC says:

    That vase is the perfect choice, just right with your bleeding hearts. I’m glad they escaped the frost.I love the peachy Tulip, I’ll have to look that one up. The vase is a beautiful snapshot of spring.

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Bold and beautiful 🙂

  21. ladyfi says:

    Such a beautiful arrangement!

  22. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Masterfully done! The colors of the tulips pull the whole thing together very well. This reminds me of a Flemish floral still life.

  23. Wow, that photo belongs in House Beautiful, or Sunset Magazine or some such publication. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Brenda says:

    That is a seriously beautiful arrangement. Bleeding Hearts are one of my favorites. We didn’t inherit any here, so I planted some this spring. I hope they spread as well as yours have. Isn’t this spring weather just glorious? I don’t think I’ve ever heard more gusto in the morning (and evening) bird chorus than I’ve heard this year.

  25. Jewels says:

    Another beautiful arrangement Eliza, I love the soft colors…

  26. rickii says:

    I love the way your Bleeding Hearts arch over in this bouquet…lovely!

  27. Oh I love the colors and the bleeding hearts! Will they last very long when cut?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Denise. Bleeding hearts last about four or five days, sometimes longer if I change the water and cut the stems, which I don’t always do religiously. 😉

  28. A really delightful course of action of blossoms. So not quite the same as any that would blossom in my piece of the nation. Much obliged to you for sharing…

  29. srickman2014 says:

    Such a gorgeous arrangement! It makes you wish that spring could last forever!

  30. Great mix Eliza I thought the tulip was a rose at first glance. Super

  31. Jet Eliot says:

    An elegant and artful arrangement, Eliza, it could not be more beautiful. Thank you.

  32. So beautiful!! 🙂

  33. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous arrangement, Eliza. Bleeding Hearts are so graceful and lovely!

  34. Cath says:

    Absolutely perfectly beautiful. Bleeding heart is another plant that likes a bit of cold weather which I remember from childhood.

  35. Truly lovely, Eliza – the essence of spring in a vase!

  36. Christy B says:

    The jug is adorable 🙂 Great flowers you’ve put here to make our day brighter, Eliza!

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