Thursday, June 27, 2013

Holly Hock Pods


You might remember my Holly Hock Posts  a few weeks ago. Hubby drove by the house where they lived, and she had pulled them all up and stuffed them in a trash barrel... He stopped and grabbed a stalk.




and now we have enough seeds we will never ever never run out of holly hocks.... or photos of said Holly Hock seeds. I hope to take photos of our own FLOWERS sometime in the near future, they are about 18 inches high now.


31 comments:

diane b said...

Quick thinking and a good idea. Hope yours grow like the ones in the older post.

Blackberry Lane said...

Can't wait to see them. One of my favorites.

Betty Manousos said...

good morning, sandra,

how interesting!

looking forward to seeing them.

GOOSE said...

That is very interesting looking. Bob is one smart cookie.
Blessings,
Goose

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Love holly hocks. Think maybe we have some growing from seed, this year. And planted.

Hope so!!!!!

Love 'em. They are such a sweet, old fashioned flower, to me. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Why on earth would anyone throw out the stalks and seeds? Doesn't she want hollyhocks next year?? I absolutely love hollyhocks and have never had any luck with them. My grandma always had a beautiful array of colors against her south milkhouse wall. Happy growing!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

It looks dead. We got a holly bush here ... I guess its not the same. So curious and can't wait to see the flowers. Happy Planting Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Deb said...

Bob is cool.... love the shots....

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you lucky duck! we had them in our farmyard in wisconsin. they always remind me of the little area around our security light pole. :)

RoeH said...

May hollyhocks came up from seed but they haven grown to stems and hollyhock flowers yet. Know anything about them?

Ginny said...

Gosh, it looks so dead, but not with Super Bob around, super hero for all plants and giver of life to the dead ones. We used to have hollyhocks by the kitchen door, have I told you about their special bugs? We actually stole them from down by the railroad tracks and transplanted them here. They had THE most awesome little bugs. Tiny little GOLD, totally Golden bugs with trunks like elephants. They ONLY stayed on the hollyhocks, have never seen them anywhere else.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Good thinking, Bob!

When I was growing up, we had a whole fence row of hollyhocks. So pretty. I've not had any luck growing them. They either get weed-whacked, mowed down, or eaten by deer. I'm trying again this year and the plants are only about 4 inches tall, so we'll see. Hope they survive!

SweetMarie said...

You're so lucky! They will be so pretty! That was great thinking of Bob. :)

crafty cat corner said...

I remember our neighbor when I lived at home (many years ago. lol) she had a garden full of hollyhocks and they were always full of bees.
Briony
x

Ann said...

One mans trash is another mans treasure. Good job to your husband spotting those in the trash.

Rose said...

I love hollyhocks...another favorite flower.

Inger said...

I love hollyhocks, they look so English and oldfashioned. But I would have never known what that was if you hadn't told us.

Pam =) said...

I was told by a nursery that holly hocks don't do well in south Florida- liar-liar pants on fire ~:)

Madi and Mom said...

HOLLY HOCK PODS...SAY THAT 3 TIMES FAST....
HUGS MADI AND MOM

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like you have a good supply of seeds, there will be hollyhocks every where! Aren't hollyhocks biennials? In other words they won't bloom until their second year. I'm not sure but that's what I remember about them.

Kathy said...

I once had a ton of hollyhocks. They morphed into bejillions of them. When I got ready to dig them up, I thought I'd never get rid of them all! They're still one of my favorite flowers.

Muffy's Marks said...

My dad grew hollyhocks. It amazes me that such ugly seeds produce such a pretty flower. Can't wait to see your blooms!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Can't say they look beautiful now, but sure Bob will cast a magic growing spell and they will turn into beauties.

Maggies Corner said...

Sure glad you told what these were or I would not had a clue. I have not seen Holly Hocks since I was a kid. Very interesting and great pictures. Hugs

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

With your Hubby's green thumb,you should soon be living in a Hollyhock forest. LOL

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful flowers, hope you're lucky with these seeds. :)

Catherine said...

Happy growing!
xo Catherine

EG CameraGirl said...

I love hollyhocks and love how they reseed themselves around my yard. I look forward to your photos.

Dee said...

I bet you will have glorious Holly Hocks from those seeds seeing that your hubby has a green thumb. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I had to go back and look at what they were - no wonder you want a lot of them - they turn into a pretty flower there girl. sandie

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to lots of hollyhock photos.