Good Summer Monday Morning!
These most attractive hollyhocks grow in our garden every year without even coaxing them. They come up early in the Spring, often they get snowed on..which may set them back...but they keep on going. One child of mine says they are weeds. I think they are adorable. They have a mind of their own, for sure. Because they reseed themselves, they start growing where ever they feel inclined to do so. This particular grouping was photographed a few years ago. The mother plant has now reseeded across the driveway, and in several spots. All appreciated in their own place. This second photo, I included for the attractive way the shadows are included. I had been ignoring their beauty, or taking it for granted...then I saw my daughter snap a photo on her phone. It made me stop and look again. These are beautiful. I have been waiting to post these photos to co inside with their sisters, now blooming in season, in a similar yet independent place in the garden.
How can I mention hollyhocks without the most attractive appearance of hollyhock dolls! (I know that one has a very large head....that's the greatness of hollyhock dolls. There are no Hollyhock Doll Police.)
Do you have hollyhocks growing in your area of the world?
Did you ever make hollyhock dolls?
What colors of hollyhocks have you seen?
Merry hollyhock watch, (they are all over the place), Mary