A couple of weeks ago, I visited our local Farmer’s Market with my mother and my two youngest kids. Along with the fresh produce, bakery items, ice cream cones, kettle corn, petting zoo and other tempting treats – I happened across a vendor who was selling a small selection of nursery plants.
To be honest, what attracted me to her area wasn’t the plants, but it was a vase of hollyhocks that she had displayed.
Now, I love hollyhocks. There is just something so beautiful about these old-fashioned flowers.
Old fashioned flowers
Okay, back to the bouquet of hollyhocks that I saw at the farmer’s market – they were white with light pink centers.
As I was admiring the simple, but very pretty bouquet, I noticed that there was a small stack of envelopes filled with hollyhock seeds.
For only $1, it was my favorite purchase of the day.
I can’t wait to plant them.
I have the perfect place that receives afternoon sun and receives carryover moisture from my vegetable garden.
How about you? Where do you plant your hollyhocks?Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."