Saturday, May 31, 2008
So the hollyhocks I planted 3 months ago are blooming, the three little 4" plants of the variety "Summer Carnival" I decided to try all grown up. I was lucky enough to get three different colors, the two pinks shown here and pale yellow. The yellow blooming plant is about 1/2 the height of the others, which are now passing 6 feet. My alcea rosea experiment has turned out well. Some of the buggies that like 'em too are a tiny grasshopper nymph, Schistocerca nitens, a honey bee of course and as best as I can figure a seed bug, possibly genus Nysius.