Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hollyhocks, and why

I’ve grown hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) forever, sometimes well, often not. (I like the single flowered ones…) I used to have to pay per plant but now I can grow bunches in the greenhouse because the seed is easily collected and … Continue reading

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Where’s the Crystal Palace when I need it?

¬†Subscribe in a reader We would have acres of orange trees and olive trees and maybe some papaya trees, with pineapples growing underneath, if Mr. O had his way. (In Oregon. Right.) It might be okay if we had the … Continue reading

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