"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hollyhocks (and kids) In Bloom!

As many of you know, my quest for hollyhocks began last March when I ordered seeds from Rareseeds and Hudson Valley Seed Library

Here's how I thought it would go: bury seeds in dirt, water and wait for flowers to pop up.

Simple, right?

Turns out, there was a little more to it --and I found myself often drawing parallels to raising kids.

To say I have been feeling nostalgic lately, is a bit like saying Serena Williams knows how to swing a racket. With my oldest son heading off to college in the fall, I have been an easy mark for Hallmark commercials, sappy Facebook videos, absentmindedness (more than usual) and reflection. Or as the SNL skit used to go: Deep Thoughts.

I had an idea of how I thought the process might go --and ended up learning so much along the way. 
Luckily, both because of my efforts and sometimes in spite of them --both flowers and kids are growing up and reaching for the stars. 

A few photos of the hollyhocks (and Dylan) doing their thing!


  1. Just amazing - how your garden grows (and gives back) congrats on the journey and cheers to many more seasons of fun & adventure!

  2. I like the post. Now you can purchase Hotel Bed Sheets Collection where you will ample of bed sheets to decorate your bedroom.

  3. No words can express the beauty of those flowers, truly a gift from nature.

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