In May, bleeding heart is beautiful with its arching stems and pink heart flowers. I take photos of the flowers and use the pictures to make notecards. I use the pictures of bleeding hearts as sympathy cards, sending them to people who have recently lost a loved one.
Two months later, the once-green foliage of Dicentra spectabilis has faded to yellow and the plant has set seed. I cut the foliage down to the ground and bury it in the compost.
Good-bye dear bleeding heart, until next May.