I have fond memories of playing with my childhood friend, Leslie, and her Mom showing us how to make Hollyhock dolls. In my mind, I can still see the tall hollyhocks of pink, pale yellow and black, growing alongside their house. We made lots of the little hollyhock dolls and spent warm summer afternoons playing with them. If you'd like to try it with your little ones, here's a quick and easy tutorial, found HERE. You can also add little twigs for the arms, if you like. A pretty flower petal for a hat...be creative and have fun!
Hollyhock doll on a cupcake
Photo courtesy: One Determined Gardener
"I want to have a little house with sunlight on the floor,
A chimney with a rosy hearth, and lilacs by the door.
With windows looking east and west, and a crooked apple tree,
And room beside the garden fence for hollyhocks to be!"
Nancy Byrd Turner
Beautiful pink double hollyhocks. I once had some of these come up in my yard that grew over 7 feet tall! The exciting thing was - I hadn't planted them! My guess is that a bird dropped the seeds. All I know for sure is what a surprise it was to watch them grow!
Until next time, have a beautiful weekend!
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