Daily Postcard: Bright And Beautiful Hollyhock In White Rock

Daily Postcard: A bright and beautiful hollyhock is spotted blooming early Saturday morning at a residence in White Rock. ‘Hollyhocks are tenacious, and like the people of New Mexico, the plant is able to survive come drought or bad soil. Brought as seeds in 1598, the hollyhock was known to the Spanish settlers as la vara de San José, or St. Joseph’s staff, and believed to bring good luck from the stepfather of the baby Jesus.’ Source: www.santafenewmexican.com. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs