As I write this post, I am reminded of the treasured childrens’ book by Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs And Ham. If you are like most Americans, you will catch this reference immediately. If you have never read this classic American literary work, take yourself forthwith to the nearest library and check it out as you have missed a critical rite of passage in growing up in America. If you did not grow up in America, check it out anyway, it’s a good read.
The way this is relevant to this discussion is that I had previously posted an entry on growing Hollyhocks: https://gardenlifedesigns.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/old-fashioned-hollyhocks-not-lovin-them/ in which I expressed a less-than-successful trial of growing these old fashioned beauties listing the pest and disease problems they are prone to during the three years I have tried to grow them. As they were forming buds to finally flower, I predicted that the resulting blooms would not be spectacular enough to warrant the trouble to grow them. Boy was I wrong! Check out these babies:
So I will grow them with the pests,
And I will grow them with the rust,
I will grow them here and there,
Heck, I will grow them anywhere!
I’m in love with them, I AM I AM
I do love Hollyhocks in the end.
Happy gardening and remember to “bee” positive!