For old-fashioned garden appeal, you just can’t beat hollyhocks! In the second picture, you can get an idea of how tall they are. The terracotta pot on the walk way is 9 inches tall!


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  1. says

    HOLLYHOCKS by Vera Keevers Smith
    Erect against the garden wall
    they grow, the brightest flower of all
    In crimson glory, side by side
    they stand, sedate and dignified.
    while with an equal care the rest
    In softer pink and white aredressed.
    They seem so confident and wise
    to little children’s wondering eues.
    Like grandmammas they seem to know
    The reason why strange things are so.

  2. says

    WOW! Oh my gosh, not only do the flowers look beautiful, but, WOW, the stone path and yard look terrific! I don’t suppose you’d want to swap your yard for mine?

  3. says

    That is a gorgeous garden! I think those serene flowers must have stories to tell. Hip Chick’s poem makes me smile, to think of grandmammas that know “The reason why strange things are so.” Nice thought!

  4. says

    I grew hollyhocks from seeds one year and they grew crazy. All over the place.

    Did you know they’re edible? Leaves and buds. I forgot if petals are edible too. I’ve tried to find recipes online but couldn’t really find anything good. Just saute then? I haven’t tried it. I came across that factoid a while back from somewhere.