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I bought and planted a dozen of these last fall. They were labeled as anemones.
Look more like alliums to me.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.



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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 12:42 PM

Photobucket
Also, our rescued hollyhock opened today.
Okay, photobucket doesn’t like me today. I select the hollyhock, it posts the allium.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 12:45 PM

Well I am not sure what that flower is, but it is VERY unusual and VERY striking. I love the green and purple!!! Can’t see the Hollyhock … only the tip of a leaf … but the leaf looks huge!! :-) What color is your Hollyhock? Man, I wish I had planted some of those this year; maybe I can still find some at one of our Nurseries. Think it is too late to plant one or two??

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 12:47 PM

One more try.
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Yay! It worked!

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 12:48 PM

Yes it did!!! Guess you don’t have to tell me the color huh!!! hahahaha!!!
Oh that is a magnificent plant Dini!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 12:51 PM

As cool as it’s been, you just might get away with it. I know I’m seriously considering some delphuniums and foxgloves . vbg.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 01:01 PM

Those would be a nice addition to you gardens for sure!!! Hmmmmm, maybe I’ll have to make a trip this weekend to see if I can find a Hollyhock or two. Might put them in my Zinnia bed on the back patio. Help cover that fence up a bit. They spread right?

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Eklectic

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posted 07-03-2008 01:01 PM

I do not know what it is but it sure doesn’t look like any of my alliums. But, if they do produce seeds, I would be more than happy to get some!
They are fantastic!
I guess they are full sun?

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 01:02 PM

I was thinkin’ too bad we don’t live closer … we could go bargain shopping for some Delphuniums, foxgloves and Hollyhocks … be fun for sure!!! Well I’ll take ya along in spirit … :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Eklectic

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posted 07-03-2008 01:07 PM

GranT seed exchange this fall!
Maybe we can do “cross countries”!!!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 02:01 PM

Yes, Gran, hollyhocks are both perennial and self sowing, but I’ll be sure to save some seeds this year.

Eklectic, it’s not fully opened yet, just beginning, from the top down. And I’m not positive it’s an allium, but I know it’s not an anemone, which is what it was packaged as!, And yes, it is full sun.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 02:14 PM

I’ve never saved seeds from my plants … not sure how to go about this for the seed exchange. Any suggestion on where I might read up on the process? Guess I could just do an internet subject search.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 02:17 PM

That’s what I’ll be doing. The only seeds I’ve ever saved before were marigolds and morning glories!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Eklectic

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posted 07-03-2008 02:23 PM

Not sure but I think X had a blog or forum on seed saving early in the Spring!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-03-2008 02:59 PM

Nice to know I’m not the only “seed novice” here – haha!! Me, I’ve always just let my perennials come up then divided them as they got older. And have just bought or swapped for the new plants I wanted. Being on GT has opened my eyes and gotten me a bit excited about starting plants from seeds. I did try this spring; somewhat successful. But nothing got in the ground and I really need better lighting. So I am wanting to try this again. I’ll have to do a search for XO’s blog … thanks “E”!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 03:19 PM

Yes, “E”, thanks!

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Bunting

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posted 07-03-2008 07:38 PM

They look like Alliums to me too

Doe any one wish to trade Holly hocks seeds by color when they are ready

-- NS Zone 5B 200 KM East of Halifax cheers Bunting------Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family.

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dini

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posted 07-03-2008 08:07 PM

Sure! As long as I can figure out how to collect them.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Jason

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posted 07-03-2008 09:26 PM

I’ll collect my black hollyhock seeds this season, and they’ll be available for trade…

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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Bon

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posted 07-04-2008 08:28 AM

I have huge hollyhocks growing.But I have no idea what colour they are.I would love to trade seeds with everyone.I will post a pic of them when they bloom.Got tons of buds on them right now almost ready to bloom.I am new to growing hollyhocks and I would like to know how many years it takes to get them to a huge size.The former owners put some seeds in the side garden last year and they are really small compared to the ones in the front of the house.
Damocles I would love some of your black seeds if I don’t end up with black ones.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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dini

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posted 07-26-2008 01:15 PM

Just me…............reposting a pic I moved.
Photobucket

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MsDebbieP

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posted 07-26-2008 03:11 PM

that is so pretty.
you moved the pix location? or the plant?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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dini

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posted 07-26-2008 03:14 PM

I shuffled things around on photobucket.

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jroot

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posted 07-27-2008 11:12 AM

Nice hollyhock, Dini.

At my old house we had hundreds with many differing colours. The new guy ripped them all out, thinking that they were old folk flowers. Fool !

We have a few at our new place. Interestingly enough, several years ago, I planted some in the lower garden, and my neighbour liked them so he planted some in his garden, although his wife didn’t like them at all. The next year, unfortunately, mine did not reseed, but his did, and I think mine spread to his gardens. This year, I have a lot in my garden, and he has hardly any. Strange. Maybe they will like my property better afterall. LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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dini

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posted 07-27-2008 11:28 AM

Maybe they just like you both!

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