Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cottage garden flower.

What a gorgeous Saturday this has been here at the Lakehouse!
Not one cloud in sight.
I know I already showed you the Hollyhocks.
They are all abloom today, and look so beautiful! I just had to show them to you one more time.
The colors are magnificent!

Don't you just love these double yellow pair?

My favorites are the old fashion pale pinks, and whites.

There are so many lovely colors this year.

Oh how I love Hollyhocks.
They are the perfect flowers for a cottage garden, don't you think?


  1. oh, Debbie, I LOVE them. I just adore hollyhocks. I transplanted a bunch of them just before we left on vacation and I forgot to tell my son to water them. DRAT!!!

    We are headed home tomorrow and I am more than ready- xo Diana

  2. Those sure are pretty - how tall are they?

  3. Just gorgeous! I noticed the yellow ones right away, my favorites! Enjoy:@)

  4. I love holly hocks! I don't have any anymore. I guess I need to start sewing some seeds...been thinking about it for years and guess its time to do it. As soon as we get some rain!

  5. They are one of my very favorite flowers, and you are right, they are the perfect flower for a cottage garden. Yours are so pretty! Enjoy your Sunday!


  6. How beautiful! If I had a garden like that I don't think my husband would ever see me...I'd have an "In the Garden" sign permanently hung up:) Gorgeous!

  7. gotta go get me some Hollyhocks! Beautiful!!!

  8. Your hollyhocks are enchanting. I love those beautiful flowers and this year I have one growing near our squirrel and bird feeder. I think it was a gift from a hungry bird.
    I have always dreamed of retiring in a little cabin on a lake, but I'm afraid that lake front property in our neck of the woods is out of reach. So if you don't mind I'm just going to enjoy our lake house through your lovely blog. I am your newest follower. Please come by for a visit. Connie :)

  9. Hi Debbie, I was just doing a 15 minute sweep over my studio to tidy it up a bit . . . checked my blog before turning off the light and there you where. I am so excited that you are now following me too. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have, now for 38 years, but I was born in Indiana . . . you can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can never take the Midwest out of the girl. Have a great 4th of July. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and to watching your lovely lake-house go through the four seasons. Connie :)

  10. Such beautiful, ruffly flowers, Debbie! I love them! Mine never did come And now that the Japanese beetles have shown up....all of gardens will be gobbled up. Big boo.

    xoxo laurie

  11. Debbie, Honestly...I am getting hollyhock envy LOL. Love all the colors. I have a few, but they are no where near as tall as yours. Maybe next year. Wishing you a great week. Smiles, Susie

  12. They are lovely Debbie and I am a tad green with envy !! well over here the summer seems to have disappeared ..I shall just have to enjoy looking at your sunny garden instead ! have a nice week...Gail x

  13. Hi Debbie, I adore your hollyhocks. They look beautiful by the white arbor and picket fence. My hollyhocks got "rust" last year when we had wet weather..."rust" must stay over in the soil, as it's dry this year and rust is still an issue. :-( I need to plant some hollyhock seeds in a new location, I guess.
    Hope this finds you well and enjoying your summer.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  14. I love hollyhocks and I have since I was a child. Our elderly neighbors had a beautiful, old-fashioned Garden and the Hollyhocks were all along the fence and the side of their house, right next to our driveway!! They're gorgeous.

    Jan ♥

  15. Your hollyhocks are gorgeous this year Debbie. Mine are busting out all over too. I ended up with almost all pink this year, which is fine with me. It's my favorite. I need to dig up and redo all my flower beds at some point, but the hollyhocks will be staying!