Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Hollyhock, Chaters Double
Late to the party, is a Chaters Double Hollyhock. I had just resolved myself to this one not blooming this year, and POP! Off it went. I love the fluffy texture of the fresh blossoms, but do not particulary relish how tatty they look shortly thereafter, as you can see.
This is another surprise in seed buying on ebay. Its supposed to be a single pink. And if you remember, the single pinks were supposed to be reds. Round it went, good thing I am well and truly over having planned themes/colours for the garden.
Recent rain has put Mother Nature in the mood to grant me a reprieve in the garden. Many seedlings are erupting throughout the bare patches. This is the absolute beauty of allowing some plants to set seed, as opposed to diligenly dead heading everything.
So far Ive spied seedlings of hollyhock, nasturtiums, cosmos, sweet pea, and salvia farinacea (a real favourite of mine). With just a bit of care and a little weather luck, we will be lush and lovely again in no time.
I invite you to join me now, in a sigh of relief. Ahhhhh.