Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

"The Earth Laughs in Flowers"




These hollyhocks at the local library seem to echo the quote above by E.E. Cummings. They appear to be laughing out loud with their towering stalks waiving in the wind. You don't see hollyhocks growing in people's yards here in Florida, but here's proof that we can grow them as a winter annual. They're fabulous!




This proud mom and dad are protecting their 4 little goslings.

3 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Earth Day to you too. These hollyhocks are gorgeous.

Susan said...

Lisa...They are really beautiful flowers. I've only seen them up close a couple of times in the past and didn't realize how pretty the colors and the flowers are.

Susan said...

Lisa...They are really beautiful flowers. I've only seen them up close a couple of times in the past and didn't realize how pretty the colors and the flowers are.

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