Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Textured Hollyhock


Hollyhocks belong to my favorite flowers. They are happy, remind me of English cottage gardens and they thrive on neglect. They self-seed, so if you have them in your garden once you will probably have them for quite a while.

This partucular hollyhock stood at the front door of our old house. I had brought the seeds from a friend's garden in Germany and they took off here. I've saved the seeds so I can have them here at our new home as well.

For processing - I used one of Kim Klassen's textures - and unfortunately I haven't kept the recipe (usually I do) and am not quite sure anymore which one I used - I think it is "warmsun". I layered it twice, once at soft light 100%, but I forget what I did the second time. My apologies.

I'm linking this to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

13 comments:

CherryPie said...

It is gorgeous, I love the veins and the touch of pollen.

Maria Ontiveros said...

That color is just gorgeous!
Rinda

Susan said...

What an amazing flower!!

Cindy said...

I saw your name over at Texture Tuesday - so had to come say "hi"...I love Holly Hocks, too...many hours in summer as a girl were spent making Holly Hock flower "dolls" - Blessings!

gina said...

Such an old fashioned flower! I love the color and your processing. What fun to have flowers from Germany in your garden.

Deanna said...

Oh I just love hollyhocks for all the same reasons you do. They are just a beautiful old-fashioned flower and yours is really special. Thanks for sharing!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is lovely Carol. I love hollyhocks too and have quite a few scattered around the garden ~ I love it when they pop up unexpectely.

see you there! said...

Hollyhocks are a wonderful oldfashioned flower. Your photo is stunning.

Darla

Anki-itte said...

Beautiful, I like them too, Hollyhocks.

Karen said...

Stunning

patty said...

Nice job, Carola!!

Ginnie said...

GORGEOUS!

Maery Rose said...

I love hollyhocks but haven't been too successful growing them. I bought a couple seedlings and am trying again this year.