Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Garden Tuesday–Hollyhocks!

hollyhocks

Hollyhocks with oakleaf hydrangea in the background.

hollyhocks

They haven’t done so well this year.  They have rust and you can see where the leaves are all lacey like from it.  That’s a malva growing in the middle, that stuff grows everywhere!

Please join me for Garden Tuesday.

16 comments:

Joanne said...

Poor hollyhocks! Is there a cure for rust?

Terri said...

I haven't ventured to try hollyhocks but they were one of my favorite flowers when I was growing up.

Lisa said...

They're pretty when they cooperate. Linking for the first time!

Barbara said...

Isn't there something about milk getting rid of rust? Been a long time, so I can't remember if I have that right.

Melynda said...

I have always loved Hollyhocks, so tall and graceful. My own mother thought them weeds, but she was missing out!

La Table De Nana said...

They just won't come back here!!!I adore them.

June said...

I absolutely love hollyhocks. We used to have them growing up the side of the milk house when I was a kid on the farm. Such stately things they are!

Suzanne said...

First time visiting and participating. The flowers on your hollyhocks are so pretty despite the problem!

A Year on the Grill said...

my garden finally is in, tomatoes and peppers, but incredibly rewarding with every bud.

Just love your series

ana @ i made it so said...

sorry to hear they're not doing well, but the photos are lovely.

this is my first time sharing here.

(i copied your code onto my blog but it was linking properly, i had to enter it manually... just so you know :))

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I love holly hocks! I planted the black ones a few years ago, and they kept coming back, but not this year. This year, I have dark pink ones by the driveway. I love the surprise of finding them in new spots in the garden.

Kalyn said...

I need to plant some Hollyhocks! I used to have them but they got dug up in the renovations.

Jennifurla said...

Lovely.

Marjie said...

It's been raining like crazy around here. The flowers aren't bothering to bloom.

Bonnie said...

I love the little malva. I have purple zebra ones growing in my garden.

Esme said...

What beautiful hollyhocks (minus the rust). I am not sure if I have ever seen them growing.