Monday, 28 May 2007

The Lieutenant's Heart

I think this flower is called Bleeding Heart in English. Here in Norway we call it The Lieutenant's Heart. I have always wanted one in my gatden, but somehow never had any. Untill now.
I bought this one a couple of weeks ago. I had it in its pot the first week, and it looked sullen, almost dying. Then I planted it in a flower bed on the western side of the house before I went to England, and when I came home it was in full bloom.
Finally a lieutenant's heart is bleeding for me.

7 comments:

Star said...

These are such beautiful and graceful stems of bright pink hearts. I'm so glad you finally got one of your own.

Mouse said...

to me the flowers look like young girls lined up waiting to be asked to dance....

Tracy said...

So happy you have one of these lovely things in your garden now! I love Bleeding Heart. We have huge pink & white one in our garden and it was gloriously heavy with blooms this year. I'd love to get an all white one for a new flower bed we plan to dig soon. Never enough flowers--LOL! Happy Days! :o)

Ardi said...

Beautiful, Britt-Arnhild. Yes, we call it bleeding heart here, too. I have one growing in the breezeway which grows through an old wagon wheel.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Star - I hope to cherish it for years to come.

Mouse - you are right, a line of beautiful, young maidens :-)

Tracy - what, do I need more than one? LOL

Ardi - Oh, I would love to see a photo of that one!

Gumbo Lily said...

I am so happy that you finally got your Lietenant's Heart. I have had mine for years and now I have a "daughter" from the Mother plant. I guess the little hearts went to seed and settled down on the opposite end of the flower bed so now I have two bleeding hearts -- Mother and Daughter.

~Jody

sara said...

One of my favouriteflowers to, in swedish it´s called, Löjtnads hjärta, almost the same as in Norweigan, but I prefer the english name, it´s much moore romantic.