Hollyhocks-I would love to get these started. I have tried before. They are biannuals, but with the seeds dropping they can become annual bloomers, also. I will get them to a certain height, then a strong wind comes along, and bam, lays them flat.
You know my O'z ark blog has pretty much turned into a photo blog! The top pic is of the bloom from my red onions that I planted. I expected them to get as big as the ones in the grocery store, but they haven't. The package said to pick them once the blooms appeared, however, the largest one has been the size of a golf ball instead of a softball.