Belle of the Ball

My Youngest gave me hollyhock seeds at last year. 
Lush plants grew but did not bloom.
But THIS year - showtime!  
Light pink, dark pink and white. 

As a child, my mom and her sister made tiny dolls out of these blooms and 
created a cotillion for them on the dusty doorstep of their grandmother's home.
She showed me how to make a hollyhock belle once - the wide open bloom makes a skirt and 
the tightly curled bud forms a coiffed head.

1 comment:

Meghan St. Clair said...

i am anxiously awaiting my hollyhock blooms. my "belles" are inherited from my grandma, and when i was little she used to show me how to make those little dolls too!