Guess what is coming up in my garden?
Hollyhocks!
I planted the hollyhock seeds right next to my vegetable garden.
Right now, they are towering over 12 ft. tall.
To be honest, I didn’t know what color my hollyhocks would be.
They come in many different colors, but I must admit that pink is my favorite.
Giving seeds to other gardeners is such a wonderful gift! I had received these seeds from a friend in Colorado.
I will collect the seeds after the flowers dry and give some away to friends and of course, plant more in my own garden.
Do you love hollyhocks?
What are your favorite colors?

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I was graciously invited by Tootsie to “Flaunt My Flowers”
Please visit her blog – wait til you see how much she has growing in her greenhouse!
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, 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."

10 replies
  1. Bernie H
    Bernie H says:

    They are fabulous. 12 feet tall? How amazing. Unfortunately they don't grow here in my corner of the world, so thanks for sharing your photos.

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  2. RobinL
    RobinL says:

    I do love hollyhocks, but I've had to give up on them! Every time I try them, they are covered with "rust", so I give up. Phooey! I love them!

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  3. Helen
    Helen says:

    My mother showed me how they used to play with the hollyhocks that grew near their home. She was born in 1926, so this would have been in the early 1930’s. She and her sisters would pick a bloomed hollyhock and a bud of a hollyhock. They’d turn the bloomed one upside down (to become the “doll’s” dress and put a pin through the bud on top of it to make the “doll’s” head. Then they’d have beautiful little dolls with big colorful skirts to play with.
    I love that memory.

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