One of my favorite flowers is the spindly, yet elegant, blossom abundant, hollyhock (alcea). My neighbor has a nice little garden featuring this vintage, sweet flower.
Every time I walk past I stop and look at their pretty faces and think back to my childhood days when I made dolls with the buds, the blossoms and toothpicks.
One bud made the head and another the body, and a blossom made up the skirt (either full or straight). In addition we made hats and parasols out of the blossoms, too. I dare not take the neighbors flowers, but you can find all sorts of information around the internet on how to make one.
Do you have a flower that evokes a childhood memory for you?
If not, what is your favorite flower?