Every summer along the edge of the field behind my parents’ house a clump of hollyhocks would spring up. The tiers of blooms fascinated me, and I frequently tromped through the unmowed grass to admire them.
Last year, I planted some hollyhocks seeds in the vegetable garden. In last week’s guest what post, I shared a bud that appeared a few weeks ago. This year, at the entrance to the vegetable garden we have the most beautiful stand of blooms.
They range from the lightest blush pink to deep dark red.
Hollyhocks feel farmy to me. They’re so beautiful and I love having them in the vegetable garden.
Hollyhocks are biennial, meaning that they bloom every other year. After seeing how well these have done, I went and bought another packet of seeds and sprinkled them over the soil beside these blooming stalks. These are supposed to self-seed, so I’m hoping that with the new additions we’ll have blooming hollyhocks every year.
Do you have hollyhocks are your house? Have you planted any flowers amongst your vegetables?
Love Hollyhocks and love your descriptor – ‘farmy’ !! I have a stand of ’em just outside the kitchen window…doing dishes is never a chore when they’re blooming.
That is such a great place to plant them. What a lovely view that must be.
They’re just beautiful, Julia!
Thanks, Audrey. I’m thrilled with them.
Thank you. The pink tones can’t be beat IMO.
They are gorgeous. What a lovely mix of colours!
What colours are yours?
We just have one, and it’s pink.
I love them, too. I sprinkled and watered seeds 2 years ago, but no luck so far. I will need to try again. Yours are amazing.
That’s so disappointing. The instructions on our package said to do basically that. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the ground and cover with only a little sprinkling of dirt. Apparently they need light to sprout.
I will try again!