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Is Your Heart in the Garden? Try These Heart-Shaped Plants...


I've long been fascinated with plant foliage, and the remarkable symmetry of Mother Nature - you too?! I love collecting plants for "theme gardens" and so, naturally, heart-shaped plants is one of my favorites. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your own Heart-Shaped Theme Garden.
I'm sure you have many other favorites, like Dicentra (Bleeding Heart). Share some of your ideas with us!
My favorite Coleus is called 'Trailing Red' - it's like having strands of valentines hanging from your container gardens.
My favorite Coleus is called 'Trailing Red' - it's like having strands of valentines hanging from your container gardens.
Isn't the color of this Begonia leaf remarkable?
Isn't the color of this Begonia leaf remarkable?
I have three favorite Sweet Potato Vines. This one is 'Black Heart' ~ another one for the Black Plant List!
I have three favorite Sweet Potato Vines. This one is 'Black Heart' ~ another one for the Black Plant List!
The Redbud tree 'Purple Pansy' glows in the sunlight like stained glass.
The Redbud tree 'Purple Pansy' glows in the sunlight like stained glass.
Here's a Climbing Hydrangea. Beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
Here's a Climbing Hydrangea. Beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
The stunning 'Sweet Georgia Red' Sweet Potato Vine.
The stunning 'Sweet Georgia Red' Sweet Potato Vine.
Caladiums have such big hearts.
Caladiums have such big hearts.
This Begoinia has enormous leaves and will perennialize here in Zone 7B, Georgia.
This Begoinia has enormous leaves and will perennialize here in Zone 7B, Georgia.
Cyclamen - have you ever noticed their extraordinary leaves?
Cyclamen - have you ever noticed their extraordinary leaves?
Use Caladiums as wonderful accents in summer shade gardens.
Use Caladiums as wonderful accents in summer shade gardens.
Hostas - there are so many to choose from, and most of them have beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
Hostas - there are so many to choose from, and most of them have beautiful heart-shaped leaves.
Big black hears on this Elephant Ear. (I have a fondness for black plants, but that's another theme garden for another day.)
Big black hears on this Elephant Ear. (I have a fondness for black plants, but that's another theme garden for another day.)
A lovely perennial: Epimedium, with its little orchid-like flowers in February.
A lovely perennial: Epimedium, with its little orchid-like flowers in February.
Perhaps my favorite Redbud tree 'Rising Sun.'
Perhaps my favorite Redbud tree 'Rising Sun.'
Great big hosta heart.
Great big hosta heart.
The lovely 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red' Sweet Potato Vine.
The lovely 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red' Sweet Potato Vine.
Another little heart-shaped Coleus.
Another little heart-shaped Coleus.

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