Today’s Photo of the Day is courtesy of some beautiful hollyhocks at the Peninsula Township Hall. If I’m not mistaken, I believe some of the ladies in the Old Mission Women’s Club plant and tend to the flowers there (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong – in the comments section at the bottom of this post).
When Wendy Warren recently posted a picture on Facebook of some hollyhocks at her house, a discussion ensued with many of us chiming in that we remembered hollyhocks at our grandmothers’ homes. My grandma, Stella Johnson, had beautiful hollyhocks at her house on the corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road.
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When I took the photo of these hollyhocks after a meeting the other night, a few of us started talking about hollyhocks, and Monnie Peters, Peninsula Township Planning Commissioner, surmised that we don’t see them so much on the Peninsula anymore because the deer love them – and there are more deer here than back when our grandmas grew them.
It does make me want to try growing them on my own property, in honor of my grandma. I don’t know, though. We have a LOT of deer wandering across our property, so they’ll probably think I planted them as a tasty snack just for them.