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Monday, April 30, 2018

In A Vase On Monday

Here's just a little something I threw together quickly -- three flowering stems of Dicentra 'Gold Heart.'

I almost used flowers from this plant last week, but they weren't quite mature enough yet. So I waited until this week, and pressed for time because of bad planning and (let's face it) laziness, I cut them quick and stuffed them in a small vase. They sprawl rather awkwardly but that's part of their charm, and I left the golden foliage intact, which meant I didn't have to cut any extra from anywhere else in the garden.



I know technically it's now called Lamprocapnos, but I've always known it as Dicentra. It was one of the first plants I planted in the garden when we moved here.

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts In A Vase On Monday. Check out her post here.

8 comments:

  1. An old-fashioned favorite. These blooms are little masterpieces and I'm glad you have them in the kitchen where you can enjoy them up close.

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  2. These stems look really good draped over your counters. Very elegant and a lovely, bright shade of green.

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  3. They look perfect with the foliage intact, very striking!

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  4. So pretty. I've never picked mine to bring indoors. They just seemed too precious.

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  5. That plant always looks wonderful, so decorative in its growth habit. I hate its new name; doesn't sound approprite for a plant with that structure.

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  6. I think they look splendid. I will be curious to hear how long the foliage lasts. It has that “to good to be hardy” look about it.

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  7. Many times the vases I put together quickly are the best.....this is gorgeous Alison!

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  8. I love bleeding hearts, these are beautiful! Mine are just starting to emerge from the ground. Yeah, you remember MA weather! ;) It's been a cold spring, everything is way behind.

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