A gorgeous perennial for shady spots in your yard, bleeding heart offers lovely pink blooms that are heart-shaped in bud. The blue-green foliage is a nice contrast to other plants. Name: Dicentra spectabilis Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 3-9
Poison Ivy Leaves in Spring: Young poison ivy plants start out in spring with shiny reddish leaves. These are just barely above the ground. But beware: this does not make them any less toxic. PULL NOW!! Wear gloves!! Put in plastic bags in the trash! Do NOT put in trash, woods, compost piles, or burn!!