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Last new bloom of the year
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Fawteen    Posted 08-31-2003 at 15:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

My hollyhocks finally bloomed. I was late getting them started, and only about 1 out of 3 germinated, so I'll lose most of the blooms to frost this year. I'll try to get them started earlier next year, my long term goal is to have them self-seed so I won't have to start from scratch every year.

Word to the wise    Posted 08-31-2003 at 19:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We love hollyhocks,, but to the best of my knowledge they DO NOT have roundup ready seeds or plants!!! (Don't ask)

Fawteen - LOL    Posted 09-01-2003 at 03:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll keep that in mind.

And if ya DO find RR hollyhocks, fer chrissake, DON'T save the seeds!

Ron/PA    Posted 09-01-2003 at 07:43:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Noooo, Don't want ADM senting the seed thugs out lookin for me.

Donna from Mo    Posted 08-31-2003 at 17:21:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grandma had hollyhocks. You could make dolls out of them, using the flower as the dress, and a bud, or seed pod, or something... as the head.

Sid    Posted 08-31-2003 at 17:06:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
That brings back a lot of memories. It seems everybody had hollyhocks when we were kids. And I do not remember anybody planting them seems like they were just there..

Fawteen - Yup    Posted 08-31-2003 at 17:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
They'll self-seed if they bloom early enough for the seeds to develop before frost. One of the reasons I planted 'em is that we had them on the farm when I was a kid in the 50's. Right under the kitchen window on the east side of the house. Seems like they were about 9 feet tall, but I was 5 at the time, so they were probably more like 5 feet. Always liked they way they looked.

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