"The Earth Laughs in Flowers"
These hollyhocks at the local library seem to echo the quote above by E.E. Cummings. They appear to be laughing out loud with their towering stalks waiving in the wind. You don't see hollyhocks growing in people's yards here in Florida, but here's proof that we can grow them as a winter annual. They're fabulous!
This proud mom and dad are protecting their 4 little goslings.