Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hollyhocks

Some hollyhocks came in the mail the other day from Deena - Can I Be Pretty in Pink.  I love the idea that I have seeds from a friend planted in my garden.  In thinking about this it occurred to me that when we moved here in 1987 the chicken yard along the alley was full of all colors of them.  Gradually with my husband's projects, this and that, it got down to one hollyhock and I guarded it carefully only to have somebody destroy it!  Now with Deena's sweet idea I'm going to try to bring them back to my yard.  They're such a sweet, dear flower.                              Diane

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes they are a gorgeous flower... You now have a beginning ---so get started ---and I'm sure your yard will soon be full of Hollyhawks... I love them!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Laurie said...

We always had hollyhocks outside the back door in moms little flower garden. The different colors were always so pretty, and remind me of an old English or cottage garden. Enjoy!

Pondside said...

I haven't had hollyhocks for years. I should get some seed and get them started for next year. They are so pretty by a back door.

Jane said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Jane

Jayne said...

I got my packet too Diane and look forward to putting them in a special spot in the garden. :c)

Heidi said...

It's lovely, are your sweet peas still blooming?

June said...

I love them Diane. Hollyhocks say cottage garden...no, they scream cottage garden! Something is eating on mine this year, but they will bloom very soon.
hugs

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the dark Hollyhocks.Most of mine are very pale.
Blessings,Ruth