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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!





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