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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Photo - Hollyhocks


My friend gave me two little hollyhock plants earlier this year. She called them "black" but it kind of depends on the light. As you can see, in the morning sunlight, they are a deep reddish-purple.


 In the afternoon sunlight, they do look darker.


My hollyhocks are planted in one of the barrels in the back yard. One of the plants is almost finished blooming but the other, on the right, is just getting ready. I'm going to try to save seeds as I have read that hollyhocks are a biennial or a short-lived perennial. I have enjoyed these so much that I want to grow them again! :)
Joining Madge for Weekly Top Shot, Jan for Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday and Nancy for Your Sunday Best.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do like that rich, dark wine color!

Nancy Claeys said...

My MIL brought me back one of these from So Dakota a couple of years ago and it did bloom, but did not return this year. I think Buck was using it as a fire hydrant. Lol.

Madge Bloom said...

I love hollyhocks... my dad always had a wide variety of colors in his garden and most were the old fashioned single flowers like this one rather than the ones that look like powder puffs... Thank you Candy, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #34!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love the deep purple color. We loved playing with hollyhocks when we were kids. We'd make lovely ladies out of them, which I hope young girls are still learning today. Much more interesting as a memory than a video game.

Alica said...

These are beautiful!!

Shannon said...

Very beautiful!

Kateri said...

"Black" flowers usually are really a ver dark purple. Love these. :)

nancy said...

Great color, I love those!!!

Kristina said...

Beautiful!

kkkkaty said...

My favorite flower...my grandmother had the heirloom kind that bloomed and bloomed...great photos!

edenhills said...

Those are beautiful! I love hollyhocks!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I think i have some competition on the macro flower shots. Fab work Candy, they look like some stunning little plants.
Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Lisa Lynn said...

Stunning! I gave up on hollyhocks because of the leaf miners and weevils. But your pic is making me want to try them again :)

Susan said...

Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers - lovely shots, Candy.

Sandra said...

I love hollyhocks. Yours are beautiful!!

Sharon said...

I love my Hollyhocks. I have the same color. Lots of seeds if yo want more colors.
Sharon G.