Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ON: Flowers of summer

Today's flower is a pinkish Hollyhock, growing on W. Fargo Avenue here in Rogers Park.

I've seen only a few of these somewhat 'old-fashioned' flowering plants here.

Have they fallen out of favor, for some reason?

They are perennials, and will come up, year after year, and pretty much multiply slowly and take care of themselves.

I think they are lovely, and don't understand why the species seems to be soooo neglected in Rogers Park, an older neighborhood in Chicago.