This is one of my favorite cottage flowers. Hope you enjoy today's little ode to the hollyhock!
They reach for the sun and it appears they almost make it. They are so tall.
Their silky blooms line the stem in gracefulness and invite the bees to visit with their heavy pollen.
They like to share and grow in abundance with their round little seed disks that are happy to fall anywhere and grow.
They are hap hazard in nature but that seems to suit them.
Other flowers try to outshine but nothing can outshine the hollyhock that has been around for over a hundred years and has graced many a cottage garden.
They tower over everything and their subtle colors blend perfectly with the blue summer sky.
In their funnel shaped blooms have been made into hollyhock dolls for little ones to play with.
Never a dull moment in a garden filled with their majestic presence that can evoke memories perhaps of one walking with their grandmother in her garden as she tells stories of the hollyhocks.