This is the last of my summer hollyhocks. It is a double.
I love how different it is from the ones in the early spring.
When I was a kid, my great-grandmother brought over seeds
from her hollyhocks that she said had been in her family for over
150 years and that they had been passed on all of that time,
She said she had gotten her hollyhock seeds from her great-grandmother.
My Mom was thrilled and she would carefully collect the seeds
every year. They were beautiful.
I of course don't have any of those seeds. Life moved on and things
like that were forgotten.
This is a 4'oclock. In my Grandmothers garden, she
planted 4'oclocks and azaleas and lilacs. She didn't
like to fool with things like my Mom did and my great-grandmother
did, she also had a job. Once the war (WW ll) was over and she was no longer
working for Lockheed, she liked working and kept
a job. It is funny because she at one time did beautiful
hand sewing like cutwork and she made lace,
but by the time I came along and was old enough to notice
she didn't do that any more.
This is a teddy bear sunflower, but it is tiny, I should
have taken a picture of it, it isn't much taller than
a zinnia plant. I almost missed it because it was in between
all of the other sunflowers. I have to make sure I get seeds
from this as I have never saw a teddy bear so small.
I had to give you a pumpkin update. Doesn't it look wonderful.
Pumpkins just are magic, I know that is why Cinderella's
fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach for Cinderella
to ride to the ball.
We were at Disneyland once and there was a wedding going on
and the bride came to the groom riding in a coach that was a pumpkin
drawn by two horses. It was just beautiful. I have never forgot.
These are just pictures I found out in the garden as I was rushing
to get my outside work finished so I could come in and start my inside
I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)