Friday, July 5, 2013

What happens when you add Hollyhock seeds with sunflower seeds...?

okay.. it was a mistake..( another one)
but wow.. the results are breath-taking!

but there is always a story behind my maddness!

A few years back I went on a road trip with hubby and friends.  We traveled to the Oregon Coast..( my most favorite place in the world) and on the way home we took a differnt route, endeding up in a little old town.. that was like a ghost town.  Hollyhocks were growing on the side of a old a General Store.. .so we shook some seeds out to bring home.  Now here is where my mind is absent again!  At work there is a play area and along the back fence there is huge sunflowers. My boss told me I could have some sunflower seeds to plant.. have you guessed yet????
yup.. that would be it... I planted the sunflower seeds on top of my Hollyhocks.. forgetting I had planted them earlier.. DA..
Here is the breathe taking results:

( notice how big the leafs are!)

Tips On Hollyhocks: Growing Hollyhocks Successfully

Image by Garry Knight
By Heather Rhoades
Growing hollyhocks in the garden is the goal of many gardeners who remember these impressive flowers from their youth. The flower stalks on hollyhocks can reach heights of 9 feet tall! They can tower above a garden, adding a lovely vertical element to your yard. Let look at a few tips on hollyhocks to help you grow them in your yard.

How to plant hollyhocks

The fist thing to understand is how to plant hollyhocks. Hollyhocks need full sun and moist, rich but well drained soil. The mistake many novice hollyhock growers make is to plant this flower in soil that is too dry.
If you are planting seeds, sow the seeds outside about a week before last frost. If you are planting seedlings out, wait about 2 – 3 weeks after last frost. Hollyhock seeds only need to be planted right below the soil, no more than 1/4 of an inch deep. Hollyhock plants should be about 2 feet apart to grow well.

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