May 18, 2017 ... just look at my little patch of remaining hollyhocks! Slug bait and I are still best friends.
Oh, no! Mid-June and now dreaded Cabbage Worms were attacking my babies! Like an overly protective mother, I painstakingly examined every inch of the leaves on my two growing stalks. Luckily, I only found a few of the little chewing monsters. I quickly picked them off and gleefully drowned them!
I kept up the slug bait and my Hollyhocks continued to thrive! July 5th, and the plants are now about 5 feet tall.
Nearing mid-July and buds have formed all along the stalks from top
to bottom. Hollyhocks are such strange looking plants. Jack & The Beanstalk comes to mind ....
July 14th and ... color! I didn't remember what color the flowers were supposed to be since I hadn't keep the original seed packet.
Love the color! Now, a bit later in the day and more petals and color showing.
Ta-Da! What a beautiful lady! And the parade continues on ....
It took quite awhile to have these darlings finally growing and blooming in my garden, but it was so worth the wait!