Pink Hollyhock, Clyde NZ I took this hollyhock photo in Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand just a few days before we went into L4 lockdown, 22 March 2020. Another beauty! Click on photo to enlarge Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 14 thoughts on “Pink Hollyhock, Clyde NZ” Add yours Another beautiful bloom, Liz! I’m imagining a large group of them, mixed with that deep purple—quite nice. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, I think there’s more pink and light-coloured ones around than the purple. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply During family reunions in Wisconsin when we were kids, I remember our girl cousins picking them and putting them upside-down in a pond or birdbath and watching them twirl around slowly like dancing ballerinas with full, poufy dresses. Thanks for the memory, Liz ! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh that’s a very fun memory! Where I grew up (Northland, NZ) I don’t recall any hollyhocks, I doubt they grow up there. So I didn’t know they can entertain in this way! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love hollyhocks. They’re supposed to grow really well down here and in town the pavements are lined with them, but I don’t have much luck. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’ve never tried growing them but we’d probably have more chance of success where we are now. It would be lovely to have our own! A bit difficult here finding somewhere sheltered from the wind. LikeLike Reply Build a wall 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Maybe a wall of cornus and hollyhocks and sunflowers! LikeLike Reply They wouldn’t flower at the same time though, not here anyway. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s ok by me, as long as they take their turns nicely 🙂 LikeLike Reply Ha ha! Much better to have flowering staggered. Otherwise the colours might clash 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Interesting that these two hollyhock posts came at around the same time as your comment about having visited Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Spot on. It’s a build-up to a Hollyhock House post. Cheers! LikeLike Reply I like this one even more than the deep purple. I always associate these, along with foxgloves and delphiniums, with English gardens. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.