Alcea, Flowers, Historic Gardens, Historic Seeds, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Landscape Photography, Nature, Promise Gardens

I collect seeds from various “famous” gardens and old farms/towns, etc. See my Hollyhocks posts here for the “historic holllyhocks” that burst forth all over our area in the summer. Watch for the new postings of our newest hollyhocks.

The photos above are from my 2008 gardens.  They are much more abundant in 2012.   The recent Derecho (storm) in Virginia broke most of them to the ground while still in bloom but the seeds, oh yes, the seeds were captured.  Click on image above to see all this Hollyhock post.

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Historic Hollyhocks in the Shenandoah Valley

Historic Hollyhocks

Here are a few of the photos of our hollyhocks this year.  They are continuing from our historic Hollyhock seeds.  We harvested many seeds over the last four years and have shared them all over the country with friends and family.