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My Garden Giant

By pamelajean
(Not an abstract, but my monthly flower photo).

A lovely light pink Hollyhock from my garden last year.
Stately towers of showy funnel-shaped flowers are borne on a tall erect stem.
The flower stalks on hollyhocks can reach heights of 9 feet tall.
They tower up over the roof of my bungalow.
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.

I appreciate the interest and response to my last photo of Doodle Ducks.


Tags: Tall Flowers and plants Giant Malvaceae Mallow family alcea native to China native to Asia and Europe garden ornamental plant light pink schizocarp

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20 May 2020 3:56PM
Lovely shot Pamela, gorgeous blooms.

Joe Smile
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
20 May 2020 4:02PM
20 May 2020 4:03PM
Beautiful Pamela,
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 4:08PM
Lovely, Pamela.
leo_nid 5 12
20 May 2020 4:23PM
an excellent floral study in a beautifully worked image
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
20 May 2020 4:52PM
It looks a magnificent plant and with its own seeds to keep renewing each season. Now that appeals to Scottish gardener. Very well captured with great tones and good neutral background.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 5:44PM
You have photographed these blooms in the right light to bring out the textures of the petals so well Pamela. A beautiful background too that matches the colours of the petals.

20 May 2020 6:24PM
Beautiful image.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
20 May 2020 6:36PM
An excellent composed image with lovely detail.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
20 May 2020 7:25PM
Lovely detail Pamela, I do like the colour of that variety.
Very well lit.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
20 May 2020 7:47PM
Beautiful 'Victorian' presentation.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
20 May 2020 8:23PM
Beautiful flowers in a beautiful presentation.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
20 May 2020 8:45PM
I would so love to grow these giants-- way too damp here--Yours are so lovely!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
20 May 2020 9:00PM
I keep meaning to get some seeds for these. I was just at a nursery too. Sometimes I wonder where my head is. Took my camera though.
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 9:20PM
Fabulous shot! David
20 May 2020 9:34PM
Absolutely gorgeous, Pamela - I love the way it 'presents' itself!!

adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
20 May 2020 10:23PM
Magnificent, Pamela.

Beautifully composed and photographed love the colour too.

21 May 2020 1:54AM
Beautiful composition and color, Joan.

21 May 2020 6:22AM
Gorgeous floral work as always Pamela....soft spot in my heart for the hollyhock as they were my grandmothers favourite and became one of mine . Stunning background you have chosen .
Best regards
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 9:30AM
Beautiful image very well presented, Pamela
marshfam19 13 5 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 10:04AM
A really lovely image Pamela.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
21 May 2020 10:19AM
A beautiful flower, with excellent detail and a superb presentation, Pamela 👍 A winner with me! 🏆😃
Trev 😀
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 12:26PM
So beautifully taken it is hard to know if the background was natural or a texture added?
Perfect colour fusion.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
21 May 2020 1:57PM
Stunning...well deserved awards
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 3:13PM
Beautiful colour tones and presentation.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 4:38PM

Quote:So beautifully taken it is hard to know if the background was natural or a texture added?

The background was added, Kate, but it's good to know that you felt it looked natural.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
22 May 2020 10:56AM
Gorgeous coloured blooms , so well detailed, and set against a very complimentary bg.
Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
24 May 2020 10:30PM
Beautiful quality image...
Isabel GrinGrin

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