Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pass A Long Plants and Garden Helpers






I wore the pups out again! They just can not seem to last the day.

The pretty little pink flower was given to me as seeds several years ago, the lady that gave them to me said they were miniature hollyhocks, the correct name is lavertera but to me they are still miniature hollyhocks.

The weather was absolutely beautiful today, 70s, low humidity, sunshine, stunning blue skies, and I was stuck at work! Today is my youngest grandsons 5th birthday, I am glad he has such a perfect day to celebrate. We received almost 4 tenths of rain last evening, I wish it had been more but it is better than nothing.

10 comments:

kris said...

The flowers are very cute - I like the "wildflower" look. Your dogs look like good helpers - mine like to help with the gardens too - and they usually end up laying in the shade somewhere long before I get to quit!

Moe said...

We definitely need more rain here, too. My yard is starting to look like a hayfield! At least my clematis are blooming finally.

DeeMom said...

The lavertera is lovely, especially with the daisies. I think I have just recently purchased one. Hollyhocks are kewl, amazing the variety of colors they come in.

Will look at it later as my attentions are of at least 4 of the 6 blooms to happen tonight on my Night Blooming Cereus.

Our weather turned nice after the rain as well.

Happy Birthday to your grandson!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Night blooming cereus! I wish you could send some of the scent along with the pictures! I will be checking for pictures.

Molly said...

I think your lavatera is really a mallow. I have this too, and it took me forever to identify it, but lavatera doesn't have the deeply cut leaves. Whatever it is, I really like it, except when it self-sows in places I don't want it to grow.

Molly said...

Oops, I meant to say it's "pink mallow". There are some nice photos of pink mallow at http://perennialpassion.blogspot.com
in particular http://perennialpassion.blogspot.com/2006/07/orange-asiatic-lilies.html

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Molly I think they are all the same plant, mallow is the family name and lavatera is the genus name.

Rose Mallow, Annual Mallow
Lavatera trimestris

Kate said...

It's something when you can wear out dogs. The only time I can do that with my dog is when the weather is really hot. They are adorable puppies! I like miniature hollyhocks over lavatera.

Deep Thapa said...
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Lavateraguy said...

The "lavatera" is either Malva moschata (musk mallow) or Malva alcea (hollyhock mallow) or possibly their hybrid Malva x intermedia.

It's not easy to tell these apart from their habit - for details on identification see Musk Mallows at Malvaceae Info