For the first time this year I planted hollyhock seeds last spring. Whenever I plant with seeds it always feels a bit like Christmas when you catch the first glimpse of the plant breaking through the ground. And it is so mesmerizing to watch such a small seed turn into a big plant.
To be honest, when I picked out the packet of hollyhock seeds at our local farm supply store I wasn't sure what a hollyhock really looked liked. There is no way I could have picked one out of a line-up. I just knew, from reading the back of the packet, it grew tall, liked sun, and would re-seed itself. Plus, the picture on the front looked pretty. Luckily, they haven't disappointed and are quite possibly my new favorite flower.
Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage