Hunting for Hollyhocks

I don’t know if they are wild here or not, but this is the time of year when hollyhocks are everywhere. On my walks or bike rides I’m always looking for them-so bright and happy. I have memories of them from my childhood. They are so easy to grow and seed themselves so easily that they almost seem like a weed, but a pretty one. Here are four photos all taken on one day:

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5 thoughts on “Hunting for Hollyhocks

  1. Hollyhocks will always remind me of my one wonderful day on Isle de Ré! Merci for bringing back that memory.

    Libbie

  2. Those deep red ones are especially beautiful. Although I seldom see them anymore, hollyhocks were “everywhere” when I was growing up. The white ones I took from your place (seeds) in Vitrolles haven’t come up this year. Not enough sun I guess.

    1. They do need sun and well drained soil. That’s why they do well here in sand. I didn’t think the soil was that way in Provence but they grew for me here and there. The original seeds from my flowers there came from England.

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