Gardening, Random Ramblings

Planting and Planning for the Future

Hollyhocks are biennial, which means I had to plant these beauties in the spring of LAST year so I could enjoy them THIS summer.

Last year—all summer long—I cared for my sad, scrubby little plants. They looked more like weeds than anything else. I had no idea what color flowers I’d get, or if they’d survive a Michigan winter. But here they are! I’m quite pleased with how lovely they look.

I’m not a patient person. I want everything to go the way that I want, NOW! LOL Occasionally, I needed a gentle reminder that sometimes it’s also good to wait, to allow things to unfold in their own time and in their own way.

xo Juli

6 thoughts on “Planting and Planning for the Future”

  1. Beautiful! I did gladiolas this year, and though I’m getting blooms, I don’t know that I’m going to do the whole “dig them up and store them” thing that they recommend. My mom scoffed at it and said, “We never did that. And I can tell you your grandmother never did, either.” My dad also laughed at it, so I guess I’ll just try throwing something over them and see if that works. If not, we’ll find something different to try next year, ha ha!

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    1. I put mine in a brown paper bag in the house and they seemed fine when I replanted them this spring, but I think the woodchuck family may have eaten them. LOL Our latest batch of woodchucks seems to taste-test EVERYTHING in my yard. They even ate the plastic bag that the pea gravel came in!


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