Now that our peony’s have finished flowering the hollyhocks and old fashion roses have taken over the garden. Hollyhocks are another of my favourite flower. These are from seeds a dear friend gave me 10 years ago when we moved in here. I sprinkled a large bag of seeds around our fence line and some came up. They spread a bit every year. The only ones that didn’t come back were the black hollyhocks. I think they are so pretty! I’ll try planting more of the black ones next year. The roses in the photos were growing in another raised bed garden here when we moved in. We transplanted them to the gardens along the fence line so I could use them as support for the long rambling branches. It also helps to keep people and critters off your fence. These roses have crazy thorns!