Thursday, April 12, 2018

Beautiful Pink Hollyhocks

Some cheer for a cloudy day. I always stop to admire hollyhocks even though I've never grown them. They are my favorite old-fashioned flower. via

8 comments:

Linda Sand said...

That brought back memories of making hollyhock dolls.

jusaweecatnap said...

Do we appreciate the joy flowers bring all the more for the misery of dealing with winter every year? I think I appreciate flowers more and more every spring. So lovely.

Anne Lancaster said...

I've always loved hollyhocks. I've planted them from seed in poor soil in West Texas, and rich fertile LA soil, and they thrived in both places. I don't think you can have bad luck with them. They do need to be staked, though. Loved the picture; thanks for posting it.
Anne Lancaster

Linda said...

I love these, too. When I was a child, made them into little dolls by inverting the blossoms and making paper faces. I shall try to plant some among the perennials this year.
Thank you for the beautiful post, Rosemary . . . a particularly pretty shade of pink.

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful pastel pink.

Betty said...

I love hollyhocks but I've never been able to grow them in South Carolina. Probably too hot.

Sherry said...

pink hollyhocks!
will be adding hollyhocks to our new
gate area in the front of our property.
hoping the garden nursery has pink
ready to go. :)

The Queen Vee said...

They grew in my mother's garden in the first home that I grew up in but we moved when I was 9 and my mother chose not to plant them again and that made me sad. Like Linda, my sister's and I would pick them and make dancing dolls out of them. These Hollyhocks pictured are such a pretty shade of pink. Maybe I'll attempt to grow a few myself.