Hollyhocks make every flower bouquet special.
Have you cut hollyhocks only to watch them wilt in a few minutes.
Hollyhocks will last for days in water if you know this little trick. Singe the ends over a flame for 20 to 30 seconds.
This only works with
SIDE STEMS (pictured on the right).
The hollyhock main stems (pictured to the left) will not work.
And while you have so many beautiful hollyhocks in your garden.
why not dry a few. Their colors will last for several years.
Wait until the dew is gone from the flower and immediately place in very dry sand. Cover completely with sand and place in dry spot for 5 to 7 days.
Pour sand off slowly.
(Use Builders Sand from the Home Improvement store, it is inexpensive and does a better job than expensive silica sand).
Hollyhocks, Roses, Clematis, Anemones, Ladies Mantle and Cosmos all live happily in one container.