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Saturday, April 22, 2006

C'est Arrive!


The Hollyhocks are blooming!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! Who knew they would be white, with red hearts? Or throats. Wow, can't wait to see them in person. Isn't it weird how much they look like okra? They must be related.

Daisy said...

What's funny is that I thought the flower looked like a Rose of Sharon, which Jesse LOVES.

Okra (also known as gumbo), is a tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus.

From http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/okra1.html

Lisa said...

You are a fount of wisdom. I also adore the rose of sharon/althea. I have one but it is still tiny (2 feet).

krispy said...

Let's hear it for the hocks!

Suse said...

I'm envious, I adore hollyhocks.

(Just saw your comment on yarnstorm, saying you found HER via ME, and so I popped over here to have a look, and lo! I'm on your blogroll! You've been lurking, I think.)

Super T said...

What kind of camera are you using? Great detail so close up!!

Daisy said...

T - thanks! It's an old (almost 6 years) Olympus D-460. We really want a new one - maybe for the holidays? I want a Macro lens!!