Well, here we are: Moved to New Mexico (check); got some adobe walls (check); got some blooming hollyhocks (check).
These flowers, however, are shown against our utilitarian cyclone fencing, the stuff that keeps the dogs in. The plan for someday is to have an adobe wall built across the front of the property. All in good time!
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|My friend Diane gave me the seeds last year. Growing hollyhocks, as you probably know, is a two year deal. They are biennials, growing lots of low foliage the first year, then shooting up to higher than my head and blooming in the second year|
|The colors shade from palest pink to a dark red. The red ones are coming out soon and I'll take more pictures.|