Friday, July 13, 2012

Hollyhocks

 Where else can you find a flower that grows practically without water,
 decorates the alleys and around garbage cans,
and even happily grew around outhouses?   What a wonderful flower that we just take for granted and they are gorgeous.                                Diane  

7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hollyhocks bring back memories of my childhood.Mom had a garden full of them.I think they are gorgeous.

Name: Amanda said...

Quite possibly my favorite flower. And I agree with Ruth, that hollyhocks are a childhood friend. Grandma H. had them on one side of her house. We used to pretend they were ladies with big skirts. Good imaginations :) Love you, Bean

polkadotpeticoat said...

I wish you could send some heat our way.... these are so pretty!
I wonder if they would grow up here?

purplehaze said...

These are absolutely lovely. I didn't know they came in all those colors. And they are all in or near your yard? How lucky you are!!!!!

Pondside said...

Foxgloves grow like that up here. I haven't had hollyhocks for a long time - maybe next year!

Laurie said...

Hollyhocks always grew in Mom's flowerbed at the back door, and I planted them around my gardens here. I'm just waiting for some blooms! Yours are so beautiful Diane.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They are gorgeous! Those are what bloom around the block from me every year -- of course, now with the heat, they are gone, but I will look forward to seeing them again when winter rolls around -- December/January. :) Best wishes, Tammy