Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hollyhock: Alcea Rosea



Yesterday the bud, today the blossom. This particular plant has raised itself to over seven feet! Its going to be magnificent, and very worth the wait.

I think thats why you dont see them grown much anymore - this being the day and age of instant gratification, plastic junk, and chasing our own tails. Most people dont seem to want to take the time to grow something that wont bloom instantly and with artificially induced profusion....ooops, caught myself gearing up for a rant...excusez-moi...

And anyway, whats wrong with 'old fashion' plants? They were popular in thier day for good reason - and besides - "old fashioned" is due to come back into style. Why not be ahead of a trend for once?

3 comments:

Aoide said...

I have always adored hollyhocks...that one is gorgeous, thanks !

BetteJo said...

VERY pretty! I think you have to have the right place for a 7 foot plant!

Lavender said...

Aoide Mwah! Good to see you - and good to know there is another afficionado out there :)

BetteJo LOLz! Yes, its so tiny compared to the Gymea Lily, right?