Hollyhock Buds

 
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Hollyhock buds, just about ready to bloom fully, in our front patio garden area. Captured from open front window with Canon 100-400 L lens.

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alandrapal - Jul 20, 2009 02:22 PM EDT
am looking forward to this hollyhock blooming again soon. The buds are forming now on the same plant. Am happy that it overwintered, some of the other hollyhocks didn't survive last winter.
alandrapal - Mar 09, 2009 03:31 AM EDT
thanks again, Susan, glad you like it, and nice to hear that these were among his favourite flowers. I'll always think of him now when I see hollyhocks. Hope they return again this year, too.
Susan - Feb 23, 2009 08:13 PM EDT
This is so beautiful, just love the richness of the colour. I remember my Dad growing these in East Africa, they were one of his favourite flowers.
alandrapal - Jul 29, 2008 06:02 AM EDT
appreciate your nice comments, Cindy, many thanks. Glad you like it. There's something about the colours in this one, that is pleasing, and I also liked the way the text turned out too. I have a new photo program so am just learning how to use it :)
Cindy - Jul 29, 2008 03:28 AM EDT
This is a beautiful image Alandra but also, I like the way you have added 'Hollyhocks' into the image. I like that! The buds and new flowers look very nice considering you didn't even use a macro lens, well done :)
alandrapal - Jul 28, 2008 01:44 AM EDT
thanks very much for the nice comments, Lorraine. am quite pleased with it, considering I don't have a macro lens yet.
lorraine - Jul 28, 2008 01:35 AM EDT
Beautiful flowers and nice rich colours.
alandrapal - Jul 28, 2008 12:49 AM EDT
Hi Alan, thanks for the nice comments, appreciated. This plant's a bit different than the other hollyhocks that were planted at the same time, last summer. They didn't bloom last summer, so am happy to see these flowers this year.
bubbalinn - Jul 28, 2008 12:29 AM EDT
Beautiful photo Alandra.. I like how you caught the three different stages of the blooms.
alandrapal - Jul 27, 2008 09:49 PM EDT
thanks Janice, am looking forward to seeing them in full bloom. I like the double flowered hollyhocks more than the single flowered ones.
sparkle1103 - Jul 27, 2008 01:41 PM EDT
Alandra what beautiful hollyhock buds. Love them

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