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Hollyhocks: Elaine’s Botanicals

Once again my gardening tour of Elaine’s Botanicals takes me back to my childhood and my Grandma.  She always had Hollyhocks.  They are such an old fashioned flower to me, but even just the word and I can see her in my mind’s eye at the end of her dining room table talking to me about her favourite things cooking, sewing and gardening.  I share a love for all three, but sadly excel at only two of the above.  This lovely embroidery rendering features double running stitch, blanket stitch and french knots.

Once again, my garden tour by the non-gardener has provided another off-kilter vision.  While this appears a horizontally inclined flower, I have vertical visions more in keeping with Foxgloves.  Hmmm, … another moment where all those keen gardeners heave a huge sigh of relief that Craig is in charge of the beautiful, old and exotic plants trees that feature in the Victoria House gardens.

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