Monday, July 14, 2008

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!


Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Check out the new button! The one on the side bar is a blinkie! Feel free to use what button or buttons you like. (Thanks, Chris! my button maker) I have something to show you that I'm really excited about this week!
Last year when Laurie and I went on our "nursery road trip" I found some hollyhocks in some very small pots on a clearance table for 1 dollar each. I didn't really look closely at them but I think I bought 3 pots. I stuck them between my shed and the neighbors garage knowing that I wouldn't see any flowers until this year.

(click on picture to enlarge)
I cannot believe how beautiful these blooms are. If you are into traditional hollyhocks you will probably not like these. I expected traditional but these blooms are so beautiful I love them anyway.

These remind me of carnations they are so full.

I think this color is my favorite. I'm just hoping now that they will continue to come up. The only tag I found says they are Alcea rosea "chater's double pink".

The redhot poker lilies are in bloom. They don't really look good for very long.

The wild daylilies are usually the first to bloom.

Jerzie gave me this lily for Mother's Day last year. (Mommy and Daddy were out of town so Aunt Laurie helped with this)

These 2 daylilies are also blooming.

What's bloomin' where you are planted? Sign Mr Linky and join our garden tour! Please post a link back to the list.
Now sit back and enjoy the tour!





18 comments:

Suzanne said...

The hollyhocks are some of my favorite photos all season. They are incredible. How lucky were you to have found them on the clearance table! What a treasure! The lilies are beautiful too. Love the colors. Wow! Great photos this week...

jennifer said...

Your lilies are just gorgeous!

Jen

Suzy said...

I've always loved hollyhocks...the last one is such a wonderful color! There are so many shades of lilies,and yours are very pretty
Jean, I hope you can help me out with my mystery flowers!
Suzy

Judy said...

Your hollyhocks are beautiful. I haven't seen a hollyhock since I was a child--my grandmother had such pretty ones. Thanks for the memory. My day lilies are a late-blooming variety and I should have some pictures in the next couple of weeks. Love yours!

Deborah said...

I love hollyhocks, but I'm used to the single ones. these are beautiful!

Anne Fannie said...

I love your Hollyhocks. I live in So California and I cannot find them any where, even the seeds! I finally found a company online and I ordered some for next season. This is my first Blooming Tuesday.
Love, Ann

Aiyana said...

I've never thought about growing hollyhocks in container! At our Ag Extension Office, they have hundreds of hollyhocks growing there and offer packets of seeds. I don't have anywhere in my garden to plant them, but now, I may just plant a few containers next year.
Aiyana

Dawn said...

Wowza! I have never seen such hollyhocks!
Beautiful!

Deb said...

Hollyhock are one of my favourite old fashioned flowers. Yours are spectacular Jean!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hollyhocks are one of my favorites, yours are no exceptions. I would love some of those seed, although I'm not sure They will grow here. Love the new header, have a great week. Hugs, Rose

Perennial Gardener said...

Jean your hollyhocks and daylillies are fantastic. Great Bloomin Tuesday post this week. I didn't post this week because I posted for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day which is the 15th of each month.

Dee said...

Oh the Hollyhocks are gorgeous! I don't recall ever seeing that type of flower before but I probably did growing up in SD- they are absoloutely lovely- if they were in my yard I would get nothing done but sitting in the garden watching them bloom!
thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Hi Jean ~ I think your hollyhocks are gorgeous!! By the way, have you ever heard the story that back in the olden days ladies would look for where the hollyhocks were blooming knowing that they usually were planted by the outhouses? That way, they never had to embarrass themselves by asking. How interesting!

My post is up, although a little late. Thanks again for pictures of your beautiful flowers.

Zoey said...

Don't you love it when a bargain turns out to be an even bigger bargain that you thought? Those double hollyhocks are all gorgeous.

PEA said...

Omigosh how I love those Hollyhocks! I've never seen them with a full flower like that before, they're gorgeous! I really need to dig up my whole back yard to be able to plant all the flowers I want! lol I need to remember your Bloomin' Tuesday for next week...I'm always forgetting to participate until it's too late. xoxo

Ann said...

The daylilies are beautiful. The hollyhocks are pretty too and they do look like carnations! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Like the new button.

Connie said...

Hollyhocks are some of the old-fashioned flowers I've always wanted to try to grow, but haven't yet. Yours are beautiful.

Guess I did something wrong again, cause I don't think I got my Bloomin'Tuesday thing on this time, though I thought I had.

Have a great week.

The Apron Queen said...

Hollycocks are one of my favorites. They add such old fashion beauty & charm to a garden.

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