A very tall hollyhock. The hollyhocks are courtesy of birds, since I never planted them, but they appeared several years ago. They are the old fashioned hollyhock and they can get quite tall.
It's been a dry year, on top of several dry years, so this is an often seen sight.
I am having success with my first attempt at growing vegetables. The zucchini are producing, I have one eggplant as well as several blossoms. The lettuce is bountiful and the lemon cucumber is going wild. My tomatoes have lots of blossoms and some fruit and I've harvested my first peppers over the weekend. The garlic and shallots are doing well, although an entire row of garlic did not come up. Strangely the thing I have experience with, herbs, are not doing as well as they should. My basil is lack-luster in its production. I water frequently, but perhaps it hasn't been enough. Overall, I would so far call this a success.