So I was visiting with a friend today & she saw a pic that I had posted on Facebook of me & my grandson dividing some Bleeding Hearts to give to my dear mother in law. My friend told me that she remembered a story about the Bleeding Hearts that someone told her when she was a child. She wasn’t sure of the exact story, but we Googled it & found a great story to tell kids while taking apart a Bleeding Heart. I came home tonight & pulled a few hearts to try it. Since the Bleeding Hearts are beautiful right now, give it a try. In case you haven’t heard the story, here goes.
There was a beautiful princess & a handsome prince. The prince loved the princess & wanted to marry her, but she said NO. So he decided to give her some presents to win her over. First he gave her 2 cute pink bunnies. She still said NO. Then he gave her a pair of dazzling, dangling earrings. She still said NO. Then he gave her 2 beautiful spoons with porridge in them. She still said NO. Finally, he was so bereft, he took a sword & stabbed himself in the heart. To this day, his heart still bleeds.
I can’t wait to tell my grandson this story. He will love it, as last summer he called both the Bleeding Hearts & my Love Lies Bleeding plants the “Blood” plants. I think he was fascinated by the “Blood”. Btw, the halves the heart also are the dangling earrings.