The bleeding heart plant is one of the first things I planted when I moved into this house. And it is one of the only things I planted that first spring that turned out to have been in the right place. It is right up against the house on the east side in a protected corner. I usually put straw on it in the fall. I looked up the latin name for this plant and it is Lamprocapnos spectabilis but it seems to also masquerade under its previous name dicentra.
As has been its habit, it came out early and strong this year and had blooms on it in early April. A couple of very cold nights made it look very sad, and I wondered if it had finished its season. Now it is back and stronger than ever.