love-lies-bleeding


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love-lies-bleeding

any of several amaranthaceous plants of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. caudatus, having drooping spikes of small red flowers
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Counterpoint: Three Films, a Book, and an Old Photograph" appeared in the journal Grand Street four years after the publication of The Body Artist and several months before the stage premiere of Love-Lies-Bleeding.
Nevertheless, neither The Body Artist nor Love-Lies-Bleeding seemed capable of getting to the heart of the matter.
Enjoyable sequel to Love-Lies-Bleeding begins on VE day in Canada.
Love-lies-bleeding is not everyone's favourite flower but gives an undeniably striking display of tassels late into the season.
Plenty of seeds can be sown directly, including pheasant's eye (Adonis aestivalis), love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), annual woodruff (Asperuis azurea), Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia), cornflower (Centaurea), marigolds, Californian poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Convolvulus tricolor, Coreopsis, Clarkia elegans, Clarkia pulchella, larkspur (Consolida ejacis), Viper's bugloss (Echium lycopsis) and Star of the Veldt (Dimorphotheca aurantica).
Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) has drooping red tassel flowers and young leaves that may be eaten when cooked.
If someone stumbled upon them this way, him like the big folded wings of her, and jumped back, fearing it an angel fallen, dead or asleep, or bent over and sniffed, thinking it a love-lies-bleeding, they might not budge, the way the woodcock, confident in her camouflage, continues to sit still even if you come up and pet her in the nest, When the sun enters the room, lighting her hair, that lies strewn across the pillow as though it had been washed up, he wakes and watches her, her lips are blubbed from the kissing, her profile is fierce, like that of a figurehead seeing over the rim of the world.
There's cockscomb, eye-catching and in startling good health, as well as marigolds, crown imperial, asters, larkspur, and an odd little flowering plant named love-lies-bleeding.
I planted the forest and I am trying to get the Love-lies-bleeding, and they say they don't like Love-lies-bleeding a bit.
The Canadian author has written a variety of novels for young adults, including fantasy in Truthsinger, historical fiction in Love-Lies-Bleeding, and the gripping realities of life on the streets for one teen in Theories of Relativity.
Water, in Don DeLillo's brilliant three-act play LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING (Scribner, $20), is a metaphor for love and death, wonder and waiting, blessing and breath--all these, plus transparency and a field of spiky red amaranthus flowers.