Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hollyhocks -Up Close and Personal


I looked these up and I think they are pink Hollyhocks. they are towering over the driveway of a home not to far from us.

Althaea rosea Pink Hollyhocks is what I found...here on The Garden Pages the thing is they have been blooming like this for at least 2 months maybe more.







30 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

So pretty, Sandra... I have always loved Hollyhocks. Those are the prettiest colors... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susannah said...

These are glorious. What a welcome sight since everytime I look out the window it is snow and gloomy. Oh, these hollyhocks are beautiful. I have grown them but they were never that pretty nor did they last that long.

Val said...

Very pretty hollyhocks, I'm very allergic to them :(

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love Hollyhocks. They bring back so many memories of my childhood.

A Quiet Corner said...

Wow! Those are awesome! Lets see....we have....SNOW and bare trees. Oh and we"re getting more snow Saturday..."a substantial amount"...here that means only 6-12...:)JP

Cloudia said...

such glory so gloriously captured!


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Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Who-hooooo... Beautiful. We both remember hollyhocks, but haven't had them, in way too long. :-) Maybe, this year.

EG CameraGirl said...

I do LOVE hollyhocks and these are lovely, Sandra!

RoeH said...

One of my favorite flowers. So old fashioned. And you can make dolls out of them.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful! Those hollyhocks are especially pretty in that bright pink. A welcome sight to those of us up north, it's rainy and windy here today with possible snow flurries by Saturday.

Deb said...

those hollyhocks are beautiful...love the close ups...makes me smile...

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty, vibrant color!

troutbirder said...

Very nice pictures. I do love the old fashioned hollyhocks but the newer "carnation" look alike are nice too...:)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I opened that and that beautiful flower just popped out an me - I so needed that! Sandie

Ann said...

I'm not good at names of flowers but I know pretty and these are it.

Kathy said...

Yep, they're hollyhocks but they seem to be some ruffled variety. One of my favorite flowers. With the amount of buds on them I'll bet they'll keep blooming for a long time.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

These are all so gorgeous. How cool that are nearby.

GOOSE said...

Wowzers those are beautiful. I think it will be quiet a while before I see any flowers blooming outside.
Blessings,
Goose

Ginny said...

Yes, they are Hollyhocks, and fancy fringed ones! The hollyhocks around here have these shiny gold beetles with long noses like an elephant's trunk. I call them goldbugs. These are gorgeous!! Ours will not bloom till summer.

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh my, I haven't thought about Hollyhocks in years. My dad raised them on the east side of the garage. Wonder if they are still there? Thanks for the memory!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! They are beautiful ... LOVE the color. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Rose said...

Oh, these are gorgeous...I have a picture of one this color. I have a friend whose husband has really pink, pink hollyhocks planted all around their fuel tank.

SweetMarie said...

These are so pretty! I would love to have some in my yard! I think I will write the name down to remember. :) You took some great close-ups!

DawnTreader said...

They are lovely. Can't wait to see some colours like that around here again... (I'll have to wait a while longer though)

Nava said...

One of my favorite memories as a little girl at Granma's---standing and looking up at the Hollyhocks in the morning sun--love them!

Remington said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

photowannabe said...

Love the shot of the little buds about to burst. Well I do love them all. You always find the most interesting things to show us.
Thanks.

Linda said...

Love the close-ups of the frilly looking hollyhocks. They must be a cheerful sight to see along your way and they are certainly flourishing there.

Dee said...

Hollyhocks remind me of days long gone and pick fences. You are so fortunate to live around such beautiful color and interesting birds and critters.

Betty Manousos said...

these are such beautiful flower shots, sandra! you did capture them at nice angles. and the colour is so lovely too. that photo of the little buds is my favourite.