Monday, May 30, 2016

Hollyhocks

I feel like I'm competing with Jack and his beanstalk...

15 comments:

  1. I love Hollyhocks. Yours are so healthy and beautiful.
    Yep, I believe you're giving Jack and his beanstalk a good run for the money. :)

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  2. I've never seen hollyhocks that big! You must have a green thumb. So pretty . That's another plant I keep forgetting about, but shoot I can't even get what I've got to grow hardly. LOL

    xoxo

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  3. Your hollyhocks look great! My parents had some in our yard when I was a kid. They grew tall like that too. I haven't seen any for years, I don't think, so it was neat to see them here on your blog.

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  4. Wow! Your hollyhocks are awesome! They were my dad's favorite flowers. I used to have some, but lost them. I set out some more bulbs, but they haven't made it. I sure love your flowers!

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  5. I have some
    almost identical
    daughter sent me seeds
    years ago from Massachusetts
    and I have moved them from home to home.
    When they first bloomed
    they were double
    but not now :)

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  6. Wow, these are tall. one of my favorite flowers.. Mine's not nearly as tall as those. . Blessings, xo

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  7. They are wonderful. I've never raised hollyhocks. They're such a pretty flower and look wonderful against your house. Just remember what Jack brought back down the beanstalk - wonderful treasures- and a giant. Think before you climb!

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  8. Wow, I didn't know they got that tall! Hope you and the farmer are having a great summer.

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  9. How beautiful these flowers always are. Looks like you might win the competition!

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  10. I think Jack would be very jealous and nervous at how tall your flowers are growing! So pretty!

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  11. I have tried for the last 13 years to grow Hollhocks and they just won't grow here. I had them when I lived on the farm. Even borrowed some of those seeds and brought here. The last two years, I have borrowed seeds from the ones that grow at my sister--our great grandma's--which are over 100 years old--they won't grow here either. So, last year, I bought a 10 inch pot of them at the garden center--cost too much. None of them have come up this year. ARGGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Somebody sent me some hollyhock seed when I asked for ones with yellow flowers, and one finally bloomed this year. It's pink with yellow center and instead of the normal "lily pad" shaped leaf, it's a lobed leaf. But the flower, though not all yellow like I had hoped, is pretty and interesting and so I may go ahead and buy a packet of this variety and try another year for more variety. I think they're called "Indian Spring". Hugs xoxoxo

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  13. Very pretty . . . and tall! I used to have some hollyhocks beside of my building, now I am lucky if one comes up.

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  14. I was so happy to "see" you tonight, Charlotte. I know how busy you are, so for you to take time to visit is a huge blessing to me. :)
    xoxo

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  15. LOL!! I had this happen two years ago. I was so thrilled!! It went to 16 feet or so here. What fun to see yours :) I saved the seeds but the next year, nothing.

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