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White Hollyhock

By pamelajean
Something a bit more subtle for my monthly flower picture today.

The stately towers of flowers known as hollyhocks have been reaching above my bungalow eaves for some years. This lovely white variety is from last year.
Their showy funnel-shaped flowers are borne on a tall erect stem.

Their disc-shaped seed case is divided into over 15 sections and is known as a schizocarp. I save the seeds and sow them the following year.

The epitome of cottage garden plants, the old-fashioned hollyhock adds drama and exciting height to any garden.

Many thanks for all the views, votes, splendid comments and most welcome awards for my children figures.

Pamela.


Tags: Flowers and plants Giant Alcea rosea Malvaceae Mallow family ornamental plant native to China schizocarp Nigra classic cottage garden staple Tall and Erect

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Comments


16 Jun 2021 3:21PM
Lucky you! I have tried to grow them several times but they succumb to rust within minutes of appearing Sad
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
16 Jun 2021 3:23PM
I like this very much Pamela, absolutely love your processing work on this one.

Angela😄
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2021 3:28PM
Absolutely beautiful Pam...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
EG Plus
12 24 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2021 3:30PM
Superb love the lighting Pam.
Ed
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
16 Jun 2021 3:35PM
Beautiful textures. Tom
RonDM Plus
6 192 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2021 3:46PM
Superb image great quality

Ron
This is a beautiful flower composition...love the portrait format and the background texture! Very effective and delicate...Smile
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
16 Jun 2021 4:44PM
A lovely multi-headed hollyhock stem, with lovely natural looking colours, complete with complimentary background. Very good composition, which suits the portrait format.
Ian
16 Jun 2021 4:47PM
Absolutely beautiful, Pamela - a thoughtfully composed and well captured image.

Richard Smile
16 Jun 2021 5:07PM
Beautiful image
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Jun 2021 5:14PM
I like how you used ( or made) a background the relates closely to the hollyhocks colors--a beautiful composite!
Very beautiful composition.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2021 6:40PM
A beauty
Ju
16 Jun 2021 7:09PM
a beautifully worked image, Pamela
Such a beautiful image Pamela.

Karen
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
16 Jun 2021 9:50PM
Lovely image and well coordinated colours.
James
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 9:17AM
Beautiful work, Pamela.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Jun 2021 10:55AM
A very lovely capture, Pamela, nice processing and presentation too 😃👍
Trev 😀
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
17 Jun 2021 1:30PM
Beautiful image - lovely blooms with a very complimentary textured bg.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 1:55PM
Love that texture, well chosen, an image which is a pleasure to view.
Carole
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2021 6:01PM
Perfect for a Gardening Magazine.
KateGrin
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
18 Jun 2021 8:31AM
Lovely processing Pamela

Joe Smile
20 Jun 2021 2:04AM
One of my faves ....love to see these in paintings growing up against cottage walls . Lovely capture and processing Pamela.... I dedicated a hollyhock upload to you and other ephotozine photographers this week,
Cheers Walt

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