Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

I have published three books this year and I am working on a fourth and a fifth. Somehow, the blog, like these hollyhocks, seems ephemeral. It will not out last me, though its seedlings, children and grandchildren, may creep into my printed books and remain a lot longer. These, incidentally, are the children and grandchildren of the first hollyhock grown in the garden. I think a little bird must have dropped it about five years ago. Now it has seeded and reseeded itself. Reseed, yes — recede, we hope not. They are so tall we can sit in the kitchen and they are at eye level with us.

And don’t forget the yucca. He was $120 in the local garden store. Reduced to half price ($60). Then to $50. “We are in the wrong zone for yuccas,” I told the salesman. “Yours for $20, then. He probably won’t last.” That was 32 years ago. And baby, just look at that yucca now.

He hides behind the hollyhocks, but he doesn’t live in their shade. Not by any means. There are so many things to see and do. The blog seems to have drifted by a little bit. I know it’s lonely, but I haven’t forgotten it, as the hollyhocks haven’t forgotten the yucca and vice versa. It’s just that it’s summertime and things are busy and well, I guess I’ll try to do a little bit better. I promise!

4 thoughts on “Hollyhocks

    • They are not meant to thrive here, the yuccas, but ours do. Close to the house and southern exposure. They have been here for 32 years, just like us! The hollyhocks are something else: on the wings of a strange bird, I guess. But they are lovely. Best wishes and thanks for being here.

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  1. Spectacular flowers! Chuck

    On Fri., Jul. 16, 2021, 9:38 a.m. rogermoorepoet, wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: ” Hollyhocks I have published three books this year > and I am working on a fourth and a fifth. Somehow, the blog, like these > hollyhocks, seems ephemeral. It will not out last me, though its seedlings, > children and grandchildren, may creep into my pri” >

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