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Well that wasn't part of my plan

Category: FRED - the garden | Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:56 pm

aka it isn't pointy anymore
aka just to protect the baby plant

This hollyhock came up outside what I refer to as my first bed a couple of years ago. It survived the summer of 2005, 2006 it not only survived it was covered with cute little purple and white striped blooms. It even survived the freeze and snow we had in November.I was out there today cleaning up debris and stuff. Cutting back things that had recently started their hibernation or just died and noticed that this hollyhock was putting out new green.


I figured such perserverance deserved to be honored so I expanded the bed to include it. Then while I was at it I took the expansion all the way around the curved end of the bed, it used to come to a pointy end but now it is a more gently curve.





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eileen wrote on Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:03 pm:


You know Toni my hollyhock is putting out new growth at the moment too despite being uprooted and thrown about in the gales. I've now given it a 'special' place in the garden as I feel it deserves it. Long may yours survive and btw I love the curve!!




pondlady wrote on Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:21 pm:


I have always thought that any volunteer deserved to be included in a place of honor. I wonder where they come from and how they do it.




 

cajunbelle wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:50 am:


The curve looks good Toni, and I love hollyhocks. Unfortunatly I did not get any of my seeds started this fall, so I won't have any this year.




 

dooley wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:15 am:


I have never planted a hollyhock seed here and they just about take over the yard. Hooray for birds. Dooley




 

reggaefan wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:40 am:


Aren't volunteers wonderful human or plants? some people thonk gardening is boring but the miracles we get to see are worth it are they not? Nice bed polly.




 

Desert Rat wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:51 pm:


Hollyhocks grow wild all over our town. They are just accepted as a valued community member. We like them anyway so happy to have them.




 

jubabe296 wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:11 pm:


Toni I really like the curve in the bed too! I also love hollyhocks!! I have one that is now about a foot tall. I can't wait for it to bloom so I'll no what color it is. Oh come on Spring pleaseeee!!





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