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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hollyhocks!

 
I guess this is the week for flowers.

Today I had to take pictures of an old farmhouse, and it had several gardens full of the old-fashioned single hollyhocks. I really like them. In fact, I had some growing for a long time until I discovered that I had planted three favorite foods of the rose chafer beetles together. The hollyhocks didn't last more than a couple of years. So I really enjoyed these today.

hollyhocks

hollyhocks

They always grew alongside the house I grew up in, between the driveway and the wall. I suppose they seem like home to me.

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7 comments:

Ratty said...

I really like the red ones. I sometimes think I don't see colors as vividly as other people do so I don't appreciate colorful things like flowers as much. But a house at the other end of town planted a lot of flowers. They're the only real flower gardens for miles around. When I saw them I realized how much I appreciated seeing all of the colorful flowers. It makes me think I should plant some around my own house.

vanilla said...

Very nice. Our hollyhocks haven't even budded yet. Too much water has stunted everything. Haver some morning glories that are all of five inches high.

vanilla said...

Very nice. Our hollyhocks haven't even budded yet. Too much water has stunted everything. Haver some morning glories that are all of five inches high.

vanilla said...

Very nice. Our hollyhocks haven't even budded yet. Too much water has stunted everything. Haver some morning glories that are all of five inches high.

Secondary Roads said...

Very nice hollyhocks. They look like the ones we have. I do like them.

Lin said...

I had miniature hollyhocks in our yard...I think they are still out there somewhere. I like the red ones in the photo.

Ann Thompson said...

These are really pretty. I've never tried to grow these but if I had a green thumb I would want some

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