Friday, June 25, 2010

Hollyhocks at Home

I may not have a tiny jewel of a gingerbread cottage of my own (see this post), but I do have hollyhocks!

These tall, graceful, yet rather blowsy flowers have been one of my favorites for years.  Shortly after we moved into this old (1874) house, I planted hollyhocks by the back door.  And they have taken off.

As I've been out of state during this time for the past two years, I haven't been home to enjoy them. 



So: voila!  Some amateur photos of my hollyhocks.  Now I want to plant more poppies: both California poppies and peony/carnation poppies.


7 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

I love the way that hollyhocks, delphiniums and foxglove add height to a border.
This is the perfect companion post to LPC's cottage garden post earlier this week.
Beautiful photographs!

Deja Pseu said...

Oh, they're lovely! (An aside, I also love the word "blowsy.") This is such a great time of the year for gardens and gardeners.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh I love those hollyhocks!
You are very fortunate to have such a healthy bunch of them and they are thriving under you TLC.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I don't see many hollyhocks near my (Long Island, NY) but would be happy if I did.

Have a great and blossom-filled weekend!

pve design said...

Hello hollyhocks! You sure look happy there!
pve

Barbara said...

Lovely home and happy hollyhocks, too. Would love to see more of your garden.
BarbaraG

enc said...

I love your taste in flowers! The Hollyhocks are really sweet. Enjoy them!