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.