a man snips a branch of a bush of bleeding hearts – digital oil painting

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a man snips a branch of a bush of bleeding hearts  - digital oil painting

By Liz Baessler Bleeding heart plants are beautiful perennials that produce very distinctive heart-shaped flowers. They are a great and colorful way to add some Old World charm and color to your spring garden. But how do you keep one in check? Does it need regular pruning, or can it be allowed to grow on its own? Keep reading to learn more about how and when to prune bleeding hearts. When to Prune Bleeding Hearts Bleeding heart plants are perennials. While their foliage dies back with the frost, their rhizomatous roots survive through the winter and put up new growth in the spring. Because of this yearly dieback, pruning a bleeding heart to keep it in check or to form a particular shape is not necessary. However, the plants will die back naturally each year before the frost, and it’s important to cut back the dying foliage at the right

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