Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays: Sky High Hollyhocks






These tall gals tower over me, stretching 6-10 feet toward the sky.

Double blossoms are hybrids. Single blossoms are heirlooms ~ if you'd like some seeds just say the word!

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26 comments:

Chloe said...

Those are beautiful! :) I'm your newest follower.

Mom2Michael said...

Just gorgeous. I especially love the doubles.

Cafe au lait said...

So lovely!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Simply Delicious said...

Very pretty!

My entry is here.

Madz said...

Oh my! Those flowers are so lovely! :)

Happy WW!

Beth F said...

The colors are fantastic. I haven't grown hollyhocks in years.

caite said...

they are so pretty..I have never tried to grow them...

Tufa Girl said...

Your hollyhocks are so beautiful! The ones in the FW Botanic Garden were looking a bit burnt recently.

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

I don't have these myself. Should, though. I have seeds for an all pink variety. Maybe I'll sow them for next year. I passed your place last weekend, I think as I headed up I-80 towards Rockport and Echo Canyon.

zombieballerina said...

Waaah! They're so pretty. I need to get a bed ready this fall and plant those seeds you sent come next spring. The more pictures I see the more I want to come and see you're garden. I think I'm kinda envious of those bikers you mentioned in the previous post.

tanya904 said...

Really lovely :) I love the variety and colors

Lona said...

I love the Hollyhocks. An old fashioned flower that bring back a lot of memories for me. The double blooms are so pretty Kate. Mine are doing terrible this year. The Japanese beetles have them shredded. Grandma use to grow them beside the outhouse. LOL! I will try to save you some of the Monet Moment lobelia seeds.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These tall slender gals are stunning in their single and double displays. I don't really have a good place to grow holly hocks. I have one that has come up in a pathway. It was only about 2foot tall but it bloomed prettily. She was a single affair. I don't remember planting her but must have. I love garden mysteries.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Beautiful! My favorite is the last one with just a blush of peach! Happy WW!

Janie said...

Wow, they're beautiful. You seem to be able to grow an amazing variety.

Donna said...

These flowers are just awesome!! Soooo lovely!

Maggie said...

Hollyhocks are just one of my favourite flowers.

Rose said...

Hollyhocks are one of my favorite old-fashioned flowers. Mine have had a bad time with rust this year, but yours look beautiful, Kate!

Melanie said...

Ooh yes I love hardy hollyhocks and I want some seed.. thanks

Rilly said...

Oh so many years ago as a child my mom taught me how to make dancing dolls from 3 blossoms. I would mix colors and line them up on the window sill to enjoy for a day.

sweetbay said...

Wow. Love the colors.

Marguerite said...

So pretty! I love that last one, is it white or peach? I can't wait until next year when my plants will finally be in flowering stage. I just planted this year and they are so small yet.

Snowcatcher said...

Word! Word!

You have a tremendous variety of colors. Those deep crimson ones leave me breathless. I'll bet they wouldn't grow very tall in my weedy patch, though!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oh, ya never know, Snowcatcher;

I would be quite delighted to send you a goodie bag...

Yael said...

Your hollyhocks are so beautiful. They are flowers that I really love. I don't grow them too often because of the rust, but when I do, I always love them.

Yael

Landbohaven said...

Hvor er de smukke.
Tak for kigget.