Monday, July 18, 2011

Hollyhock Heaven!

Those of you who have followed my blog for any length of time will know that
I do not do alot of blogging during the summer.  In fact, I am lucky to get in
three or four posts during the summer months.  Why you ask?  Well...I just
hate being inside!  I would much rather be out in the garden puttering around
or just sitting on the porch taking in the beauty of it all.  My web site suffers,
my blog is neglected and my Etsy site grows stale, but I'm sorry, I just can't
help it.  It's all worth it to me to enjoy the beauty of every summer day... 

So today I thought I would show you my pretty hollyhocks that are in my
front garden.  I haven't planted any for years and years, but they just keep
coming up and this year they are just beautiful!

I love all of the different colors mixed in together!

So English cottage!

I just added this medallion after the above pictures were taken.  The brick wall
was so bare and needed some class so I went over to Hobby Lobby and found
three lovely pieces that "married" well together.  I love the way it looks!

I hope you enjoyed my flowers!



Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the hollyhocks. They are one of my favorite flowers. Putting the iron on the wall looks good too, and will look better once it gets a tiny bit of rust on it!!

Peggy said...

What variety of Hollyhock are these? Our home has a cottage feel to it and I so desperately want a garden which reflects our home and our tastes. The previous owners had an oriental garden... beautiful but definitely NOT my tastes and the upkeep, oy!

Your garden is truly lovely as well as your medallions! Thank you for sharing with us!

Hassie said...

Oh, Stacy.
These are just magnificent! You just don't see Hollyhocks planted in this area. Thank you for sharing!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Peggy ~ I'm not really sure what variety these hollyhocks are. They have been planted for so long that I've forgotten! Sorry! ~Stacy~

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Amy ~ actually I hope the iron doesn't get rusty. I want it to stay black to match my black shutters! The "classy" stuff is in the front yard...the rusty stuff is in the back yard! LOL! ~Stacy~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just beautiful, Stacy! Glad to hear you are enjoying your summer!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Pollyanna said...

What wonderful and happy plants, they are just lovely!! Any particular fertilizer?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Stacy, if I had those holly hocks I would just sit and stare, they are so pretty and hardy! I love the medallion.


Tutti Chic said...

stacy-my absolute favortie flower! gorgeous~:) chris

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Stacy, these are my second favorite flower, your garden is so beautiful! And I just love your black shutters. XO Christie

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Fabulous photos Stace! You have quite the lovely garden!!! Must be that crisp, clean Utah air..

Miss Gracie's House said...

You are so wise...your hollyhocks are so pretty...and you're right so very English garden-ish!
Enjoy these last days of summer...

schererart said...

Beautiful blog! Your hollyhocks are stunning!

June said...

These photos made my jaw drop to my knees Stacy. Absolute gorgeousness!!!
You certainly know where your priorities lay my friend! With such short Summers, we must enjoy every day of sun we get.
I just can't get over how beautiful your hollyhocks are!!!!
sending hugs from here...

Lori Bei Durst said...

Gosh Stacy, they are gorgeous is right! I have a couple that came back, but are so bedraggled! :o)