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#1 2017-08-07 21:39:46

shaneb99
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From: Strathmore
Registered: 2012-08-28
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Hollyhocks

I tried to get a picture of the hollyhocks blooming in the garden but I'm afraid I'm not much of a photographer.
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#2 2017-08-07 23:48:43

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Re: Hollyhocks

I do so love hollyhocks but for some reason I just can't seem to get them started. My grandpa had them in about a 10 ' wide bed, all the way in from the road to the house when I was a kid. Every color imaginable. Double and single. One of my sons lives alone and since his dog died, the deer have pretty much taken up residence in his yard. This year, they ate all his hollyhocks and all his gladiola flowers. He's not very happy.

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#3 2017-08-08 09:20:37

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Re: Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks are lovely.  Not sure why we stopped growing them.  Hmmmm.  I never thought of that till now.


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#4 2017-08-08 14:19:12

niglefritz
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From: western MB
Registered: 2012-02-21
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Re: Hollyhocks

I missed Hollyhocks.  Last year, I was given some in with a bunch of perennials. They are now blooming. I think they are a stunning color of a burgundy wine shade. I am so happy with their height as well.

Your garden is beautifully planned. I really like it. w.i.n.


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#5 2017-08-08 15:33:37

susanr
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From: Grenfell, Saskatchewan
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Re: Hollyhocks

Lovely garden!  I have one hollyhock that just appeared last year - it is so dark, it looks black.  I have a bag of assorted colored hollyhocks I have collected but not planted yet.  I am planning to expand my flower garden and they will be planted at the back end of it.  I love hollyhocks as do the hummingbirds and bees.  Apparently, way back before running water, ladies used to plant hollyhocks around the outhouse - that way other people wouldn't be embarrassed by having to ask where the outhouse was.  That's what I have heard - not sure if its true.


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#6 2017-08-08 16:35:16

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From: New Brunswick
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Re: Hollyhocks

Love them We stopped growing them because they kept getting blight.  Been a few years, maybe time to try them again.


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#7 2017-08-08 17:20:51

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From: Carnwood, Alberta
Registered: 2010-04-08
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Re: Hollyhocks

Your whole garden looks delightful!


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#8 2017-08-09 01:59:45

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Re: Hollyhocks

They started appearing here a few years back , very invasive ! I got rid of them all !, an old world flower I'm told , my parents always had them , my mom prided herself in hers , pretty but .........

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#9 2017-08-09 04:10:00

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Re: Hollyhocks

I love Hollyhocks but I keep getting rid of flower beds and I don't have a place for them anymore.

Less weeding is pretty great, though.


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