This Makes Me Giddy, Hollyhock

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Ok, so this makes me tingly inside. I know some people reserve that kind of conversation for such things as love and… so….I love this hollyhock. She came in a package that said old fashioned mixed. But who knows really as I scattered a bunch and said grow darn you. And it did—and so did the cleome–and so did the Vanilla sunflowers by Martha Stewart. How grand is that?

100_9975Miss Old Fashioned Hollyhock is a pretty little thing even if she’s not looking at cha. Look at the veining–so elegant.

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That’s some sassy cockscomb isn’t it?

I’m so extremely busy right now. I will resume visiting blogs soon. I’m designing cards, making podcast, doing more commercials, developing a website for someone, and redecorating my guest room–well even maybe my living room. I never really finished either since we’ve moved in the new house.

I appreciate those who stop by daily and leave comments. Thank you for that. I enjoy writing for you.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Gail Morris says:

    Anna, the hollyhocks are beautiful! Your photography is wonderful – you seem to capture the “personalities” of your flowers and make them real to the reader!! Don’t work too hard and forget to stop and “smell the roses”!!! Gail

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  2. Darla says:

    Just beautiful Anna. I too have been very busy around here…..

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  3. deb says:

    I’ve got hollyhock seeds from meadowview thymes and can’t wait to get them planted this fall. Need to clean up the bed first though, durn.

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  4. RobinL says:

    I’m crazy about the black hollyhocks I planted this year. What a stunner! I just wish they’d stay pretty. Now they are all leggy and seedy, and the japanese beetles are feasting on them. But they sure were pretty while they lasted!

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  5. Well I would be giddy if I had hoolyhocks too!! I planted 2 packs of them and not a one of them did a thing!!! I will try again next year! I am really excited about the “good” news ;-)! Can’t wait to see it!!!!

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  6. ~~Rhonda says:

    The hollyhock is a beautiful color and it looks great paired with the cleome. I’ll have to give that combo a try. My hollyhocks were severely abused by the Japanese beetles. I am cutting back the poor, sad, leafless stalks and hoping to get some new stalks for early fall bloom. We shall see. ~~Rhonda

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  7. Catherine says:

    A very pretty hollyhock. Maybe I need to get some new ones going in my garden, I have no pink ones anymore.
    It sounds like you are good busy 🙂

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  8. Beautiful flower show. Those colors!! While you are working so hard, you enable me to take a mini-vacation when I come to your site! Thanks for making it possible!

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  9. Jen says:

    Anna, I am giddy also. That is such a lovely color combo. Why didn’t I think to plant vanilla sunflowers this year? Mine are all lovely shades of russet. But now I want vanilla……LOL.

    Jen

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  10. So pretty and love the Cleome behind it! H.

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  11. Janet says:

    Hi Anna, That is either a very tall Cleome or the Hollyhock is short! 🙂 Wish I had planted my Hollyhock seeds earlier. Lots of pretty colors in that garden!

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  12. myenglishcountrygarden says:

    Ditto_ I lvoe hollyhocks.I prefer the single to the doubles but you never can tell what you are going to get with these ladies are you? I always think of them as female….don’t you? LOL

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  13. Phillip (UK) says:

    That is one gorgeous Hollyhock. Remember to slow down some time and smell the flowers.

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  14. Bee-yoo-tiful new blog design! The house ain’t bad either 😉 I have wanted to grow those sunflowers and am glad to see them here. Good luck with all your endeavors!

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  15. nancybond says:

    I love Hollyhocks, too, Anna — such an old fashioned beauty. 🙂

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