Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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The yard is a flowering frenzy right now, and as fast as the hollyhocks flower, they seem to go to seed. 
My husband says hollyhocks remind him of his childhood - they grew on the farm where he was raised. 
I love how they have a kind of vintage quality - like something I would find growing on an abandoned homestead. 
What do they remind you of?

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural world around us. 

18 comments:

  1. I'm with your husband, they remind me of my childhood. My mother grew them along the fence. It's hard not to love any flower that grows taller than you. They make me think of old grown in gardens and crumbly, low stone walls, bee hum, late afternoon sun and bare feet.
    Hope you're well, beauty.

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    1. Doing quite well, sunshine. Tending the gardens and daydreaming, lulled by the warm sun and sound of bees. xx

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    1. Thanks, Laura! They're some of my favorite flowers!

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  3. That first photo is just beautiful with the light and water drops. I have never seen their seeds before - very cool!

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    1. Aren't they? And they are super easy to grow!

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  4. Love hollyhocks, saw so many of them in the flower gardens in the UK, they have a cute frilly personality

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    1. They really do! The yard is so much brighter with the hollyhocks in bloom.

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  5. Offering up morse beauty, I see!
    I feel like I stepped right into a storybook land when I see these perfect flowers on such a long, long stock!
    They are so dang pretty, Sagey. You must smile frequently, even through that HEAT!!!
    xx

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    1. You're the one making me smile....always finding a way to make me forget the HEAT and see the beauty around me!! xx

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  6. i grew up with holly hocks in the farm yard.
    thanks for a trip back in time….
    and beautiful photos.
    [those crazy seed pods!]

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    1. Thanks! They really are like a trip back in time. I think that's what appeals to me so much about hollyhocks.

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  7. Hollyhocks remind me of my childhood as well. : ) Your first photo is absolutely gorgeous!!! The light and the raindrops are brilliant!!! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!! I'm starting to feel human again after being in bed with strep throat for the last three days. : ( xo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Strep throat! Hope you feel better soon! xoxo

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  8. You know l don't think l've ever seen a hollyhock before - either in real life or in a photograph !
    I do love how things in nature can bring back a flood of memories and feelings though. At our new house we have a Black Bean Tree (an Australian native) growing, and it reminds me of my childhood. I was telling Bella stories of how l used to make little boats out of there seed pods as a kid.
    Got some ideas to float by you too. Will send email tomorrow. xx

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    1. I love that plants/trees can do that to us! Connecting with nature and with our past. I'll be camping in Colorado/Utah for the next 5 to 6 days, be looking forward to your email when I return! And good to see you here again! xx

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  9. Oh yes, the hollyhock is an 'old' flower. :-)))))))))

    Last time we tried to grow them, they developed some awful disease. -sigh- Never tried, since then. -sigh-

    Gentle hugs, Luna Crone

    Luna Crone

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    1. Mine took over the yard! I had to cut them back and I'm STILL pulling out new sprouts!

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