Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Summer Begins

This summer's garden is turning out to look pretty good and it's not yet turned into the chaos that it has become in previous years. I am most proud, so far, of the hollyhock, the first picture you see here. Apparently, it's a feature of the traditional English Garden. It has an unusual growing pattern. I planted it from seed last Spring and it grew into a smallish bush. This year its sprouts came up fast, then it shot up to six feet tall pretty quickly, and started blooming a few days ago. After that, the blooms will fall, and I think the plant won't return again. Gardening guides that I read on in the internet suggest that the ideal time to plant them is really in the Fall. I love the way it looks against the wall, and want to do another one next year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca,

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Kind regards,

Ruby Trench