Monday, July 19, 2010

Holyhocks - Hollyhocks - Hollyhocks


On Friday nights we like to take a picnic and go down to the Alaska Ferry Terminal and watch them finish loading the cars and then watch as the ferry departs. Last Friday we decided to drive up on the hillside by the bay to get a better view. The view was fantastic - but I didn't take any photos of the water because the sun was reflecting so brightly.

As we drove up and down a few of the streets we saw the most beautiful flower gardens - and one I just had to stop at and get pictures - the most amazing garden of hollyhocks I'd ever seen. You could not even see the house for all the flowers. The sun was behind the flowers and they seemed to glow.


I'll let you wander through the gardens . . . enjoy . . .


A few streets over we came across another hollyhock garden - I'll tell you about that one later.


10 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Just beautiful!!!! I don't think anything can beat PNW gardens.

Fearless Nester said...

Your photos are just beautiful Jo! The hollyhocks out there must be as prolific as our lupines here, they are always that much more spectacular en masse. Really love how you captured them all lit up like that. ~Lili

Lynda (Granny K) said...

What stunning flowers! I love them, but don't have much luck growing them.

Rowan said...

I've never grown hollyhocks but I love to see them in gardens. Happily my next door neighbour has some that I can enjoy. The ones in the photos are really beautiful, such delicious colours.

Marilyn said...

Oh....What beautiful Hollyhocks!! My Grandma used to grow them every summer & they are beautiful!!
Love,
Marilyn

Pat said...

Beautiful!!! Did the homeowner wonder why you were taking so many photos? (I hope you told him/her that you did it for your blog readers!!! LOL)

Crispy said...

Beautiful!! I think what I miss the most are the dahlia gardens. You can grow them here but you have to dig them up each winter.

Crispy

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I haven't had good luck with hollyhocks but I love them!

lila said...

Hollyhocks are so old-fashioned and wonderful! Flowers seem to thrive near the ocean!

Michelle Palmer said...

Your vintage beauties are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photographs...
Hope your day is sunny & sweet :)
Michelle