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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:57 PM

Hollyhock

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libodem Jun 2016 OP
Hiraeth Jun 2016 #1
femmocrat Jun 2016 #2
Arkansas Granny Jun 2016 #3
alfie Jun 2016 #4
libodem Jun 2016 #8
mopinko Jun 2016 #5
Delmette Jun 2016 #6
libodem Jun 2016 #11
Delmette Jun 2016 #12
libodem Jun 2016 #7
libodem Jun 2016 #9
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libodem Jun 2016 #10
Bayard Jun 2016 #13
libodem Jun 2016 #14
CrispyQ Aug 2016 #15
NJCher Sep 2016 #16

Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 01:02 PM

1. beautiful

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 01:07 PM

2. Wow!

I never saw one like that before! Almost looks like a peony.

I have never had luck with hollyhocks.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 01:16 PM

3. I've always loved hollyhocks.

When I was a kid we had one growing at the corner of the porch. It was kind of a deep pink color and had single blooms, but it was one of my favorites.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 01:30 PM

4. Those are gorgeous!

About 10 years ago my sister and I bought hollyhock seeds for the yard of a new house we moved into. We had filled all flower beds and veggie beds with mushroom compost and everything went crazy. Unfortunately the next year hollyhocks were coming up everywhere! We ended up treating them like weeds and, after several years, thought we were done with them. Last spring...one popped up! It is now gone, we didn't dare let it go to seed.
If mine looked like that, though, I might give one another chance.

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Response to alfie (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 05:23 PM

8. I have a plethora of

Miniature hollyhocks. They spread everywhere. I hear you.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 03:20 PM

5. i finally have some hollyhocks.

i tried many times, and they were always destroyed by weevils. last year i planted some seed savers "outhouse hollyhocks". this year they are set to bloom. yeah!!
they are mixed colors, reds and whites. cant wait to see what i got.
this one is gorgeous.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 03:40 PM

6. I love hollyhocks!

When I was a little girl Mom showed me how to make a doll with a bud, a full bloom and a toothpick. I had dolls for a day with many colors of skirts.

Thanks for bringing back a fond memory.

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Response to Delmette (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:13 PM

11. I used to love those little dolls

I think an unbloomed bud was used for the head.

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Response to libodem (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:51 PM

12. You're right.

The buds were the heads.

This must be something from the 1930's depression, when Mom was just the right age to be interested in dolls.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 05:21 PM

7. Thanks everyone

For the nice comments. It didn't bloom last year and the ond that did was a disappointing white.

I'm very happy about these.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:47 PM

9. More yard stuff

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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:48 PM

10. .

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:27 AM

13. Really late getting my flowers planted this year

So now the heat is really hard on them.

I transplanted the hollyhocks from last year over to the big new garden. I am amazed that they are a different color from last year. There's some bright pinks still, but also a nice cream color. I've planted some new colors that I'm quite interested to see how they turn out, like chestnut.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 11:46 AM

14. I got stuck with white ones

Even though they were supposed to be pink. These colors are a nice surprise.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:02 PM

15. It's gorgeous! -nt

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 07:31 PM

16. stunning, libodem

My neighbor told me he's planning on hollyhocks for next year. I'll have to tell him about this one.


Cher

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