I've never seen a spider this color before. He was hanging out right at the edge of the lawn in the above picture.
After I read this post by Lost Roses I cut all of my hollyhocks to the ground when they were pretty much done and they are just starting to rebloom.
Ummm. I think this is a weed. The plant marker at the top right was put there when I planted seeds which were either hollyhocks or delphiniums. I know its not either. Since I'm not sure what it is, I'll leave it for now. Can anyone identify it?