Monday, May 19, 2008

Who put the wheels on my hollyhocks?

Those vagabonds. Really. First the tulip and daylily traded places. Now there's a hollyhock in the middle of the as-yet-unplanted garden plot. How does this happen? I blame the squirrels for the bulbs moving. But the stray hollyhock? Maybe a bunny or bird ate a seed and, er, dropped it there.

I transplanted it before spreading the compost. Here's hoping it thrives in its new home.

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Blogger Melissa said...

I love hollyhocks! It's funny how things have "legs" in a garden.

5/20/2008 9:56 AM  
Blogger Good & Crazy said...

Maybe you moved it WITH the compost?

I love that you can recognize a hollyhock at that tiny stage! I love walking through my yard finding the tiniest, newest shoots.

After moving into our house in NJ, I couldn't tell what all these 'weeds' were all over, they were coming up everywhere. I left them 'just in case'. And Oh My Heck, they were all oriental lilies! TONS of them, they were fabulous!

5/20/2008 3:48 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Somehow this sort of thing always happens to me. Whenever I purposefully plant something it struggles to grow. But the seeds that blow in with the wind or are transplanted by critters - those seem to flourish.

Hopefully your transplants thrive!

5/20/2008 5:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That's pretty cool! Here's hoping it grows and flourishes.

5/20/2008 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Story Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my site today! That is most curious about the moving plants. Hope it survives in its new home!

5/20/2008 9:05 PM  
Anonymous The Mentor Mom said...

My goodness! I had the exact same thing happen to me! I have a new, lush plant about two feet from the original. Who would have thunk?

5/23/2008 8:09 PM  

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