This is the fourth year my hollyhocks have come back now. It's amazing how good they are doing. Plus, no deer have been snacking on the leaves yet! Dan and I were talking about that yesterday and ironically I found deer prints in the dirt this morning when I was taking the pictures. So hopefully they don't start eating them.
The '09 picture really doesn't show them that well though. And it does show that I have weeds that I haven't gotten too. I'll say I'm leaving the weeds for the chickens!