Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Sunday, June 10, 2012

vintage beauties

i had planted the vintage hollihocks last year and i must have forgotten, and pulled it thinking it was a weed. i had bought black velvet and regular packets and was so bummed when nothing really came at the end of the season and i remembered what i had done. hollihocks were a flower that seemed to be at every farmhouse when i was a kid, or if there was an "older- gramma type" living at the house- they would have these flowers. i think i liked them because they were so tall. so now that i have a flower garden, i wanted these vintage beauties in MY garden. (if i would stop pulling them....)

so this year i was going to be patient and wait to see what this plant was growing in the corner of my garden. so a week ago at graduation, my mother in law was looking at the garden, and was so pleased to see the hollihocks growing. i have been patiently waiting to see if the flower was the regular variety or the black velvet ones....yesterday the flowers started to open!!! i was so excited to see the black velvet vintage beauty!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, these are stunning!!!!! I had never seen these flowers before!


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