Hollyhocks a Provincetown Cape Cod favorite flower

Hollyhock Lane glimpse of the harbor

Hollyhock Lane glimpse of the Provincetown harbor

Admiring the gardens as you walk downtown  is part of the summer experience when you visit Provincetown and hollyhocks are a favorite flower. Their height and various colors makes a nice contrast to other blossoms. According to English botantist Wedgewood, The name holly came from  “holy” because the first of the plants brought to southern Europe came from the Holy Land, having been transplanted there from the orient.  It does well in  all climates and soils. During  the Middle Ages, and it is mentioned as “holy-hoke”, an adaptation of the Welsh name, in a British horticultural treatise of 1548. Here is another lovely antique postcard.

Holly Hock Lane with the Provincetown monument in the background.

Holly Hock Lane with the Provincetown monument in the background.

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