I cut my hollyhocks down today. They were a total joy all summer and this was their first year. Every time a new color opened it was a day of celebration and they thrived on my love and hope for them- some of them reaching 11 feet high. These are the very last blooms that were clinging to the stalks waiting their turn to sing their colorful song. I couldn't bear to not give them a chance.
This beautiful dish was made by Amanda (Bean) of stinkpotstudio. That's the best thing about her pottery - it's great for a pie or a quiche as well as displaying hollyhocks. Diane