Monday, June 12, 2017

Feed Me, Seymour!

I've been experiencing some Little Shop of Horrors anxiety concerning this plant. Because it seemed to pop up out of nowhere and is lurking and growing right under my office window. At the same time there was a lingering feeling of recognition so I let it stay until a couple of the buds popped open today.

Turns out, this is a hollyhock, just as I had suspected. Grandma Esther had a mass planting in a rainbow of colors of these reliable, old fashioned flowers in her yard.  

As luck would have it, I bought seeds earlier this spring to recreate a floral memory from my childhood. I need to get them planted! Since Seymour is happy in this east-facing spot, I expect more would be happy to join him. Summer carnival, indeed.

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