Today’s update…journey into the garden through my camera lens.
Hollyhocks: took them two years but they were well worth it. Bought from Spring Hill Gardens (visit them using the link in the left side of the blog please).
The flower garden in June. One of my favorite places, and I hope it becomes one of your favorite places, too.
From one direction, the hollyhocks are highlighted by numerous yellow perennials, including varieties of daisies and Stella d’Oro daylilies….
Looking at them from another direction, the hollyhocks stand out against the salvia and nepeta in the butterfly and hummingbird garden behind them. I have white and yellow hollyhocks blooming now. A group I planted from seeds, mystery colors all, are about to bloom.
Here is one of our daily visitors. At one point today, three hummingbirds took turns on the feeder. They perch on the trellis. Morning glories are slowly making their way up the sides of the trellis, volunteers growing from plants I had there last year.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.
Bangchik and Kakdah
It is amazing how Hollyhocks shoot out flowers at every nodes…
They’re doubles aren’t they. They look like pompoms.
What a nice colour.
Hollyhocks are popular over here, sadly some inevitably succumb to rust.
When I was younger, my dream was to grow hollyhocks. I loved them because they grew tall and I was a rather akwardly tall as well… Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
Oh I miss hollyhocks. I planted them from seed at my old house so I don’t know if they are still there. I think I started them here from seeds as well but they only lasted 1 year. I need to try again! Maybe I should just buy a plant as you suggest.
Yeah, they’re doubles. Thanks everyone for your posts. This morning I discovered new colors too. There’s a burgundy starting to bloom behind the whites, and pinks I started from seed are just starting to peek out. I’ll post more pictures next week!