It is not for everyone! Certainly not. Some look away with a tinge of revolt. Some cannot look away ever again, entranced and bewitched by this red-haired gypsy creature.
For some it is a spectacle in the garden. For some a peculiar beauty from another dimension! I must admit I am smitten with Amaranthus and even the gothic, poeticly-charged name "Love lies bleeding", captures my soul. Something dark and mysterious stirs deep inside me when I see this strange flower-thing. If I knew any Vampires, Amaranthus definately would be the bouquet of choice I'd offer as a housewarming.
Amaranthus will always be in my garden. Perhaps it is the child spirit within me that brings me into some sort of Magical World.Whenever I dare touch the red coiled tassels, a sensory feeling comes over me and I smile. Something tells me Love Lies Bleeding is like a Floral Doorway to a magical place, a world I would find quite alive and divine.
The children who visit my garden run straight for that plant first."What is THIS ?" they ask . (They touch the long dangling ribbons with amazement!) A bit of flower-magic I say! "How does it DO that ?" they say. ( referring to the long winding ropes draping over) No one knows I say!
Love Lies Bleeding..you either love it..lust after it or despise it. Yet one thing it does, is intrigue ALL who see it for the first time. Whether it casts it's crimson spell on you or not, it lays in wait looking for those who will be it's Guardians and Earth Keepers. And you know you are One at an instant, when you feel the heart and spirit of a child spark within you again.
Tell-Tale Signs you are A Guardian of Amaranthus ~Victoria Pettella
- You Love "Transformation Factor" in a plant
- You are Wild at Heart, even Exotic in some way
- You secretly write poetry
- You know Vampires or are One yourself
- You fancy the Victorian Era
- You admire unobvious beauty, you appreciate the rare and even odd aspects of things.
- You Love good stories and appreciate plants that have good storylines.
- You are mysterious, you have a powerful sense of imagination
- You have a Romantic and Creative nature
- You yourself are a rare, unique soul and have a strong unstoppable inner spirit
- You feel protective of unwanted things and make a special home for them to belong in always.
- You are a child at heart and love the enchantment in all things
- Most important: Even if you hate the color red , you somehow cannot help but be mesmerized by this gorgeous red dazzling creature and you must have it at all costs.