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.


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!

Barbara said...

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

enc said...

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