Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hollyhocks

 Macro of hollyhock

These are hollyhock days in my gardens. I live in a century home (older than 100 years old), so hollyhocks seem appropriate in my gardens.

Dark red

Many years ago I planted seeds for "black" hollyhocks. Truth be told, they were very dark red, not black.

Dark pink

Hollyhocks are biennials. But hollyhocks keep coming because they produce  many, many seeds.

Red hollyhock

Most of my plants this year are either red or pink.

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34 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous colors! So vivid! I love hollyhocks, thanks so much for sharing these :)

Sandra said...

Macro is my favorite type of photos and these are amazing. the details are so beautiful...have we seen your house? i love old homes..

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous blooms. those colors are amazing!! happy Sunday!! ( :

A Quiet Corner said...

Is there a secret to growing Hollyhocks? These are so pretty...:)JP

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! So Beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful. I remember all sorts of hollyhocks when I was growing up int the west. I can't remember seeing any here.

Mersad said...

Those colors make me so happy!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Awesome macros! Looks as though I could sit right down inside those blooms!

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful! we had some in our farmyard in wisconsin. :)

Karen S. said...

These are one of my most favorite flowers. None of mine have bloomed yet, but close (I do hope). You sure captured their true beauty here.

Debbie said...

i am not familiar with this one. a nice varity of color, they are "happy" blooms!!!

Anvilcloud said...

I had some in my Sarnia garden. They were a favourite munching ground for some insects -- at least the leaves were.

Rose said...

I feel like a recording, but these are simply beautiful!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful flower, and your macro is simply magnificent!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful to live in a century home EG I bet you have some wonderful original features. In another 60 years my house will be too, only I won't be around to see it :) J'adore the hollyhocks, perfect for an old country garden.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous shades in those, particularly the last one.

Linda W. said...

LOVE that first shot! Nice macro.

Laura said...

So, so beautiful! I love the way the light shines through the petals of some of these photos. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

maryaustria said...

Wonderful colors! Gorgeous blossoms!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful vivid colors and nicely captured.

Kate said...

Hollyhocks are my favorites, esp. as a kid when I made ballerinas of them.

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful series of photos and great flowers.

carol l mckenna said...

Love your macro shots ~ especially the holly hock ~ exquisite! ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jack said...

Fantastic, EG!!! There were hollyhocks in my yard when I grew up, but I have not seen any for many years.

Jeanne said...

Such beautiful shots of these holly hocks. The colors are stunning and your focus is perfect

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful Hollyhocks. The bring back so many childhood memories. Mom had a large patch of them.

edenhills said...

They are beautiful! I love them, but so do the goats. Mine seem to have died out.

Felicia said...

beautiful flowers and great images.

janiceadcock said...

Lovely flowers, colors and photography.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're gorgeous and I love all the different colours.

Halcyon said...

I had the black (dark red) variety in my garden when I lived in Toronto. They came back one summer and then the next summer they were gone... :(

Arija said...

Love your hollyhocks! Mine are red to and rather unusual as they are flowering now, in our mid-winter.
Absolutely beautiful shots!

bruce ruston said...

They are very pretty, great shots.

fredamans said...

Very cool close up!

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