It's Wednesday and What's On My Work Desk?? Hollyhocks!
My hollyhocks are dried out and I've harvested their seeds. I am bringing some in to share with my coworkers and of course as an artist, I can't just bring in the seeds. I'm working on making envelopes to put them in. I have this beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up that I use every time I do this.
I used a bright pink ink since my hollyhocks are a bright pink flower.
These plants started out as seeds that a now retired coworker handed out 12 years ago! After I harvested those seeds, I put them in an envelope because I wasn't sure what to do with them. Later when my sister was pregnant, we handed them out as baby shower favors. Put a tag on them saying something like "plant these and think of baby Jori". Well, I have been thinking of my beautiful niece every year since. She just turned 11.
Every so often when we visit certain friends and family members, they will say, "hey see those flowers, they are Jori's." It's pretty cool and I know my sister and niece love it. The great thing about hollyhocks is they bloom year after year because they re-seed. You don't even need a green thumb to keep these growing back.
If you'd like an envelope of seeds, make sure to comment and send me an email address so I can contact you later for a mailing address. I'd love to brighten your garden!
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NOTE: Jan has been hosting the WOYWW while the regular host, Julia has been out for medical reasons. Next week, Julia will be back and WYOWW will return to her blog. Don't worry, I'll be sure to put her link in the next week's WOYWW.