Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers….but I say that about all my flowers. My favorite flower is actually whatever is in bloom at the moment, because I love them all for different reasons! I love the immense height hollyhocks can climb to. I love their papery blooms. I love their 'wow' impact in the garden: they definitely catch everyone's attention with their height and large blooms. And I also love watching how much the bees and hummingbirds enjoy them too! I use to have a lot of hollyhocks in my garden, but they have since withered away and I am currently busy planting lots of hollyhock seed so I can enjoy them next summer as they are biennials. So because of my love for hollyhocks, I really enjoyed making this card for a friends birthday.
And now lets take a trip down memory lane…here is my very first picture I ever uploaded to my blog. It is of me in my garden in 2008, standing in front of my hollyhock. You can find the original post HERE. Gotta love looking back on old photos and seeing dated hair styles. I'm happy my weight has changed too much over the years though!
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