I do love holly hocks. I didn’t expect to have any this year.

Lucky for me this is another flower that surprised me and grew.

I’ve tried to grow them many times before, but they never seem to take.

Last year I had none that I remember, but I guess one hid out and then blossomed this year. They are biennials, flowering every their second year of growth.

They could be found growing almost like a weed on some farms, but I couldn’t keep mine going.

I was jealous when they just seemed to pop up along buildings without anyone tending to them.

Happily I have a few blooming yellow hollyhocks this year.

Another gift that will keep me going.

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