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I keep Lamprocapnos spectabilis Alba flowers on my balcony, and right now they’re in full bloom. Love spring! πŸ˜€

A.k.a. old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers or Lyre-flower.

A.k.a. Old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus’s car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman’s trousers or Lyre-flower.

45 responses

  1. Nice row; and beautiful background.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

  2. Bleeding heart we call it, lovely. I have one of those in the garden, but it is red, much smaller and only just coming into bloom πŸ™‚

    May 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    • My parents have them in their garden, but pink ones. πŸ™‚ They have many names (see text under the picture), but I think Bleeding heart is the most common one. Only the white ones are called Alba.

      May 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

  3. I really like this against the out-of-focus background! Super shot. πŸ™‚


    May 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  4. ‘Love’ly! πŸ™‚

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    May 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM

  5. A delicate work of art, simply exquisite!

    May 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

  6. justmusing


    May 2, 2013 at 8:24 PM

  7. We had the pink bleeding hearts in our garden, but unfortunately it died. Must remember to replace it 😊

    May 2, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    • I wish I had a garden! I would fill it with trees, flowers and vegetables. On lazy days could just take pictures in the garden instead of bicycling all over town πŸ™‚

      May 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      • We grow veg in the garden and the greenhouse. We have mixed success but it is fun. I should really do a small photo project based on our garden.

        May 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

  8. Gorgeous!

    May 2, 2013 at 8:57 PM

  9. How pretty! Love the colorful bokeh you caught in the background as well. Just a pleasing image overall. Happy Spring Calee! πŸ™‚

    May 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    • Thanks so much, Alison! πŸ™‚ Last night I dreamt of that horse, I just can’t get him out of my mind! Happy Spring you too!!

      May 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

  10. Calee, this is really beautiful.
    We see mostly the pink/red ones here, so this one is really special for me to see.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lisa! I think the pink ones are more common, but I like the white Alba more I think πŸ™‚ When the light is right, the white hearts glow!

      May 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

  11. You made a very beautiful photo of this flower.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

  12. Ed

    Beautiful shot, i did some of those on Monday. We have them at a certain elevation in the mountains..:-)

    May 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    • Thanks Ed! Yes, I saw your post from 3000+ ft level. My balcony flowers are about 6ft above sea level πŸ˜‰

      May 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      • Ed

        You have a great green thumb..:-)

        May 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

  13. Nessy San

    What a gorgeous shot! Really love that you captured their alignment magnificently πŸ˜€ And oh, I was having fun memorizing the scientific name of this flower …”lamprocapnos spectabilis…” Ahahaha!

    May 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    • Thanks so much! hehe, as I was typing it I felt a bit like Harry Potter when he’s memorizing spells πŸ˜‰

      May 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

  14. Looks like a watercolor painting. Beautiful!

    May 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

  15. Beautiful.

    May 3, 2013 at 2:10 AM

  16. Beautiful framing of the flowers, gorgeous lighting, and colorful blurred background–it makes for a wonderful shot.

    May 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    • Thanks so much, Mike! It’s getting warmer and sunnier over here and the Alba flowers glow in the light πŸ™‚

      May 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM

  17. Lovely! I’d like some of these white ones for my shaded area. The red bleeding hearts are the most common here. πŸ™‚ Ed from Thoughts from the Road is my son! πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    • Thanks for visiting and the ‘likes’! πŸ™‚ Ed’s one of the first people I “met” when I started blogging last year. I love to watch his pictures from the road (and sometimes at home!) πŸ™‚

      May 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

  18. This is glorious Calee!

    May 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    • Thanks Emily! They’re pretty, aren’t they? I miss having a garden, but I keep a lot of flowers on my balcony to compensate πŸ˜‰

      May 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

  19. Beautiful photo. We have a really nice bleeding heart in our backyard that has been the subject of quite a few of my photos. It is a red one and honestly until my dad moved up from Texas to Wisconsin and bought a house I thought they were all red (shows how much I know about plants). However, his new house came with a beautiful white bleeding heart that captivated me. Normally we would be seeing our bleeding heart in bloom by now but it has been such a cold spring.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    • Thanks Rob! It’s been a long, cold winter and spring over here as well, but suddenly it changed and everything started blooming! A few weeks ago I was still wearing my winter coat, today I’ve been walking outside in shorts and t-shirt. πŸ™‚ I hope yours start blooming soon too!

      May 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

  20. Fabulous shot Calee!!

    May 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM

  21. I haven’t seen all white ones before. This is beautiful.

    May 7, 2013 at 6:55 AM

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