Hollyhocks are an old fashioned favorite of mine and they come back every year!
We transplanted the seedlings into Grandmas garden near her sunporch windows. The Hollyhocks and Blackeyed Susans come back every year to remind us of our " first lessons in the garden " nine years ago. Grandma never fails to call each summer to tell us how lovely her flowers are!
Planting your own seeds is a FUN and frugal way to add to your garden every year and it's a great way to grow together with your children.
We still plant new things together every year. Last spring we planted our first veggie garden. Our goal was to plant a thriving salad garden. We were careful to be as organic as possible. We used our own home made " cock- a -doodle- doo " courtesy of our girls for fertility. The garden did fairly well, despite a lot of rain. We had loads of golden cherry tomatoes, summer and zuccini squash, peas, lettece, and cabbage.
We will do it again this spring!
How about you?
Nature Study "We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things."