Becs24
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The accidental gardener

We bought our house last summer and a garden came with it. It's been a great experience. This year I found a bunch of plants growing on the east side of the fence. Any idea what they are? I didn't kow how to post a picture so here's a link to my FB piture:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1155567567540.2023523.1178220142#!/photo.php?fbid=2071320300786&set=a.1155567567540.2023523.1178220142&type=1&theater[/url]

cynthia_h
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Welcome to The Helpful Gardener!

The webmaster has compiled many pieces of useful advice for new members [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23]here[/url].

Among all the others, there is a thread with how-to advice on posting photos.

Although I didn't have a moment to try and look at your photos, if they're private, remember that not everyone has a Facebook account. By linking to them per the webmaster's advice, everyone will be able to see them, and you'll receive help from many more people. :D

Cynthia H.
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[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/221617_2071320300786_1178220142_32559105_1741955_n.jpg[/img]

That could be many different plants. A flower would be more helpful. I will take a stab and call it hollyhock, malva.

Just guessing

Eric

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/221617_2071320300786_1178220142_32559105_1741955_n.jpg[/img]

That could be many different plants. A flower would be more helpful. I will take a stab and call it hollyhock, malva.

Just guessing

Eric
Thanks. No flowers yet. We are in WI and are just starting to have things green up. I saw malva online and thought about that. They are planted very strategically and have old stalks near them.

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jal_ut
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My first impression was Hollyhock too.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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My money is on hollyhock too!

Welcome to the forum also!!!!

gardenvt
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Hollyhock

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To early here also for hollyhock flowers. Here are a few pictures from the past. These are in my orchard.

[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Flowers/Flowers054.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Flowers/Geeseandorchard009.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Flowers/Flowers059.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Flowers/Flowers055-1.jpg[/img]

I like the dark colors best.

Eric

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