Saturday, 17 July 2021

Hollyhocks, Hollyhocks And More Hollyhocks

I've always loved the 'English country garden' look. Hollyhocks play a feature roll in this vision. Frequent rains have made these stately plants look especially glorious this year. I've noticed that other bloggers are reporting a banner flowering year as well. So if you got 'em, flaunt 'em, I say.

 

Hollyhocks are my show-stoppers but I'm also having a good year for sweet pea flowers. I love having fresh bouquets of them each day.

I like to add a touch of abandon to my arrangements with Crown vetch vines.
Wish you could sample the scent of these sweet peas. Sweet indeed!

9 comments:

  1. Florence, I don't know what to say. You know I'm a big fan of your photos, and as always you don't disappoint. My gosh, how beautiful. I know you'll give all the credit to Mother Nature but you deserve some too. 🌹🌺🌻🌼🌷🏡️

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    1. Thanks Doug, and yes I do give my garden credit to Mom Nature. The 'manicured' look is just not for me! Earwig populations seem to be increasing here. A welcome menu item for my birds but not so happy for my plants. Also, thank you for the six blossom rating!

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  2. Beautiful blooms, next season I will buy some seeds as they grow so easily here. Your range of colours is stunning.

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    1. I thought I spied hollyhocks already at your new home, Jean. But then, can you have too many? I think not! Yes, you do have an ideal growing climate. Hope you enjoy your upcoming vacation!

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  3. Your garden is truly bountiful and so lovely. I am enchanted though with those sweet pea bouquets.

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    1. The more you pick, the more they bloom, Patti. So every day throughout summer I'm harvesting little bouquets of sweet pea flowers. A touch of posh in an otherwise very unposh kitchen.

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  4. Hi Florence, your hollyhocks are incredible! Your sweet peas are beautiful! I don’t have any luck growing either of these. I think the part of the yard I was trying to grow them in is too shaded. My whole childhood my parents had hollyhocks growing along side our house in a strip of about three feet wide between our house and the neighbour.
    Enjoy your week!
    Robin

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    1. Thanks for the shout out, Robin. Yes, when I lived in Ottawa and walked to work I would see those stalwart hollyhocks growing unattended between buildings. They seemed to do best (like mine) with southern exposure. This year they are extra vigorous. And my hummingbirds love to explore the blooms.

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  5. Gorgeous is the only word I can think of to write, Florence. Well, envious too would apply. I have none of these stunners in my garden and I need them!

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