Native to northern China, the bicuculline, a lovely pink and white heart-shaped flower is also known as Cacalia Peony, or “bell heart grass”. It’s scientific name is “Dicentra spectabilis”.
I had the opportunity to contemplate these marvelous flowers while strolling down the alleys of Scone Palace Garden in Perthshire, Scotland.
These flowers reminded me of a text written by Mary Manin Morrissey about planting flowers when springtime comes…
Today is the first day of spring. This is a time when many people are clearing out their gardens, planting new flowers, and investing energy in the natural cycle called springtime.An idea we might have, each one of us, is doing that same clearing emotionally and mentally.
We don’t plant new flowers in a garden that is filled with all kinds of weeds. We take a little time and we clear out the weeds.
Today as we’re going through our day, let’s just see that the mind field of our own thoughts is a place where we get to clear out our garden. We get to prepare the soil for what we would really like to be harvesting at the end of the summer.
What would be the kind of seeds you would plant this day?
The best part is that all we have to do is ask God and God will open up a way for us. God will help us find a way to clear the garden and plant our seeds and amazing things will happen.
Planting Seeds of Possibility,
PS: ‘Today, in the 21st century, it is (Scone Palace) the home of the Earls of Mansfield, and a major attraction to visitors from all over the world. Fifteen hundred years ago, it was the capital of the Pictish kingdom and the centre of the ancient Celtic church. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings. It has housed the Stone of Destiny and been immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth’. Source: Scone Palace