Just thought I'd cheer everyone up with a collage of hollyhocks

Hollyhocks that used to grow in my yard.
@rebelann (38884)
El Paso, Texas
May 17, 2016 5:57pm CST
I won't be gettin anymore hollyhocks, there's a dang wabbit that's been having breakfast, lunch and dinner here ..... yepper, it ate the few I had left. Maybe the silly thing will leave my morning glories alone, I'm trying to grow those this year.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
18 May 16
That wabbit is likely to go forth and multiply, you know. So you'll soon have dozens of them and won't be able to grow anything. The hollyhocks look beautiful.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
I've put Morning Glory seed down in hopes they don't eat those plants. Oddly enough there seems to only be one of them .... I suppose sooner or later a cat or dog will catch him.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
18 May 16
@rebelann I thought they always run in groups.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
I really don't know @jaboUK I've lived here for 18 years and this wabbit showed up a couple years ago, it's eaten most of my flowers ..... I've had no luck gettin sunflowers to get past the seedling stage but apparently they make good salads
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@Tampa_girl7 (24889)
• United States
18 May 16
They are so pretty.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
Thank you, I keep hoping the seeds I've put out will sprout .... who knows, maybe the did and the wabbit ate em.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 May 16
@rebelann , Flowers there are awesome.
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@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
17 May 16
My rabbit eats my plant all the time. it helps me keep it trimmed. She is in the cage more then out.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
17 May 16
Maybe I should try to catch the thing, but then I'd be afraid it would bring in fleas or ticks or rabies, wouldn't want that to happen.
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• United States
18 May 16
they're beautiful :) they dislike the winds here'r i'd grow me some. may do so anyhow, 'tis still early'n the season. i'll trade'ja that wily wabbit fer some gophers? my word, they've been tearin' 'p the front'f this place all winter't seems...'t least ya can fence out wabbits!
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May 16
How do I do that, my lot has field fence all around but the dang kritter just slips through those holes.
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• United States
19 May 16
@rebelann that coz 'tis field fence. i put'p chicken coop wire here with a wood frame 'n buried metal all 'long the edges'f the garden so's they can't dig'n. that bein' said, i do plant the cute lil darlin's a garden'f their own which i sometimes luck out'n they leave me somethin' to nibble'n 's well :)
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May 16
Well, I'll have to see bout figurin out how to build a frame for the chicken wire, my right arm isn't cooperatin right now so I still need to heal a little before it'll let me use it to nail stuff @crazyhorseladycx
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
17 May 16
Oh no sorry to hear that i would get some and maybe get hanging pots or pots around your porch so i could still have these. The only other thing i wuold do is see what they eat and go put some food out for him each day so he will quit eatting these butties.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
17 May 16
I wish it were that simple but unfortunately the lil varmint gets to them before I even know they're tryin to grow. I did put a few seeds out back, hopefully those won't become dinner.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
18 May 16
@rebelann Oh wow. Try putting some in posts and keeping them inside at night and take them out during the day. It might help.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May 16
I've thought about trying to build a fenced area around where the seeds will be but the ground here is that hard TX clay and I don't have the strength it takes to get posts in @Jdaw1985
@just4him (109875)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
We have a lot of wabbits here too. Two of them we rescued from the fire pit when my son had his birthday bonfire. There was a rabbit hole beneath it and he rescued to babies.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Well, good for those wabbits. I've been laughing at Ally a lot lately cuz she tries so hard to catch them, I hope she never does, I wouldn't want her to get rabies.
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@just4him (109875)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 16
@rebelann That would be bad.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May 16
It sure wood @just4him but I imagine the rabie shots she's gotten should protect her.
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@DianneN (74275)
• United States
18 May 16
That would break my heart. I have nothing left thanks to the deer. They use my yard as a grocery store!
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Deer couldn't survive here for long, not much shade and almost no trees .... some of our trees are poisonous to mammals.
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@DianneN (74275)
• United States
24 May 16
@rebelann I didn't know that. I should move there!
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May 16
If you like it hot and dry with really short winters then yeah @DianneN you should ..... but one thing to think about is that it isn't that green here, we don't get enough rain for that.
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@marlina (71256)
• Canada
17 May 16
Thanks for the cheers! Beautiful flowers.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
I so glad you like them .... just think, after all that wonderful rain you're gettin there'll be flowers poppin up all over the place.
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@NJChicaa (36867)
• United States
17 May 16
very pretty!
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
17 May 16
Thank you, I was so happy I got these.
• Nigeria
26 May 16
Very good
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May 16
Thank you, glad you think it is very good.
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• Nigeria
26 May 16
@rebelann your welcome. Wish you good luck for the ones you want to grow this year
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
26 May 16
Thank you @precious4011 but unfortunately there are 2 rabbits making meals of any plants they can find, except morning glories because those are toxic.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
24 May 16
They're beautiful. It does cheer me up considering it's gloomy winter on my side of the globe.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Thank you, I'm glad I could cheer you up a little. I didn't know Australia got gloomy winters ..... shows ya what I know, right?
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
24 May 16
@rebelann Well it's gloomy enough for me. I'm originally from the tropics
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Oh well in that case you probably never had much of a winter there @flapiz am I correct?
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
18 May 16
I love Holly Hocks, but they are like weeds in SA
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
I never would have thought of them as weeds, how odd.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
24 May 16
@rebelann maybe not in your country - remember a weed is classified as a foreign plant in any country - They are apparently native to Asia and Europe so wikipedia says, therefore even though they grow in our gardens, they are classified as weeds. So are the beautiful Cosmos flowers which I love
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
I have to wonder about the word "weed" too often it's simply a way of identifying indigenous plants and to me those are the ones I'd want to grow @Inlemay
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@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
They are beautiful, I have been trying to decide if I should get some. Are they hard to take care of?
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
21 May 16
Thank you. Actually they probably would love your area, your area gets plenty of rain, right?
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@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 May 16
@rebelann Sometimes the summers can be very dry, but I can water.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Too often we're restricted from watering @mom210 especially when it's the middle of an 8 year drought.
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
17 May 16
They are lovely. When I had to be on bed rest after a month at Children's Memorial for kidney disease at age 5, Mom would pick the hollyhocks, turn them upside down and use them as skirts for ballet dancers she made using toothpicks for the bodies and used pipe cleaners to make the arms and heads. Thanks for the memory!
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
Thank you .... well, you've just made my day, I didn't think I would be triggering precious memories.
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
18 May 16
@rebelann Yes, in bed for a year, and Mom did all she could to keep me occupied. Dad bought our first TV in 1955 so that I had something to entertain me too. Mom sent my name into Bozo's Circus and I was thrilled when Bozo wished me a happy birthday on TV.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May 16
That must have been awful @Corbin5 Wow, I forgot all about that show, I was already too old for all that when it started in the early 60s but I do recall all the older kids making fun of him. I think I was about 12 when I first saw him.
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@puddleglum (1418)
• United States
17 May 16
Those are pretty. I'm sorry your "friends" think your yard is a salad bar.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
Thank you. Yeah, you'd think my fiends ... er friends ... wood stick around to say hi sometimes
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• United States
18 May 16
@rebelann Haha. I guess they move on to fresh conquests.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May 16
I wish I knew @puddleglum I've only seen Ally chasin somethin but I've only seen the wee fien ... er friend once
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@PatZAnthony (12342)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 May 16
The photos are really nice. We have 'visitors' eating some of what tries to grow here too.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
29 May 16
If those two wabbits can wreak havoc here then I can't imagine how bad it must be for you, you're in deer country right?
@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 May 16
Nice colorful and lovely flowers.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
24 May 16
Thank you, I keep hoping they'll grow here again but it's still too dry for them.
@Susan2015 (20164)
• United States
21 May 16
Absolutely beautiful. Always enjoy seeing the pictures of the flowers.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
21 May 16
Thank you, I'm glad you like them.
@jstory07 (65293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 May 16
Give the rabbit some carrots and lettuce and maybe it will leave your flowers alone.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
20 May 16
Yeah, I thought of doing that but boy would that get pricey, carrots aren't cheap round here.
@Shellyann36 (8918)
• United States
19 May 16
They are so pretty. I always love hollyhocks. When I was younger my Mama always had them by the walk way.
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@rebelann (38884)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May 16
I finally found one that's actually escaped the eye of the wabbit, it's in the back. I hope I get seeds from this one.