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Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming

Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming via Instagram

Our friends up the street have always had a wild and exuberant display of Hollyhocks in their yard. I love the tall and stately stems with the multiples of large flowers. So last year, I gathered a bunch of seeds from their garden and scattered them in mine. This week, I am finally seeing some results from that. While these hollyhocks are not quite as big as my friend’s, they are a welcome addition and to the garden. I am going to gather seed again this year and try to spread them even more. 

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