Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, July 19, 2012


A couple of years ago I planted six hollyhock seedlings.

I watered them and fed them and before long they were taller than me.

They were very well behaved and I thought they were quite pretty.

The next spring I saw little leaves poking up out of the ground where the hollyhocks had 
been the year before.   How great!  They've come back and they've brought
some friends with them!

I saw another plant coming up clear across the driveway and lawn.

And a few more here and there in odd places. 

The flowers were several shades of pink and burgundy.

And a few double white ruffly ones.

I still think they're so pretty.  But they're not very well behaved.

Obviously they love to party!

So perfect for a cottage garden.


The Gathering Place said...

Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers. Yours are so pretty.

Chicken Wrangler said...

These photos are great - a nice selection of all different types of hollyhocks! Thanks for sharing them!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Mimi, love the Hollyhock post, they are an old fashion favorite for sure. I can`t seem to grow them though, tried and tried, don`t like to party here I guess. Your cottage garden is so pretty, Blessings Francine.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, they are pretty! I wish I had a sunny spot for them!

Lisa said...

The white ruffly looks like chiffon. Beautiful! You must be living right, because everything dies over here. I'm a sinner.

renee said...

Hi Mimi!
I saw your beautiful Hollyhocks on Hungry Hooks page! I just had to join you! LOL! Yes, they can be badly behaved, but they are SO pretty!
Thanks for sharing them!
Have a nice weekend.
God bless

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It is completely impossible to have too many Hollyhocks ~ my goodness, yours are wonderful! Lucky you.

Donna said...

Oh, Mimi, your Hollyhocks are beautiful! I've been thinking about planting some but never got around to it. I definitely will put some in next year.