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Bleeding Heart Plants – Nature’s Valentine’s

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Bleeding Heart Plants

These lovely florals just remind us of the inspired visuals Mother Nature creates on a daily basis.  For those who love the history check out the Wikipedia page but here is the Edwardian story behind these lovelies:

There is also a legend from Japan which tells a story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be.[5] In the story, a young man tried win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of slippers (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of earrings (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She continued to reject his affections, and, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower) which caused the bleeding heart.