The garden at the end of the season has its own beauty.
Our hollyhocks, which I loved so much when they were blooming at the height of summer, are still standing beside the garden gate.
The weathered wood fence, the barns and silo in the background, the sturdy stalks and the remains of the blossoms say “farm” to me as much as they did nearly five months ago.
Anyone know if I should be cutting back these stalks as I’m putting the rest of the garden to bed for the winter? Any tips for encouraging future blooms (I know hollyhocks are an every-other-year kind of plant)?