Hollyhocks Make Me Happy
What type of garden style appeals to you? I'm a cottage style garden lover. Give me an old fashioned hollyhock, zinnia, foxglove or coneflower and I am in heaven. Hollyhocks in particular are one of my favorites. Standing tall and proud on sturdy stems they come in many colors. A favorite also of butterflies and hummingbirds so how could you not love them?
Canyon Road in Santa Fe is a gardeners delight. Everywhere you look you'll find hollyhocks in pink, yellow, white and purple, sunflowers, and fabulous container gardens brimming with color. Naturally I had to take pictures so I could later put these visions on canvas. These two hollyhock paintings bring back wonderful memories and make me homesick for Santa Fe (even though I've never lived there).
Thank you so much for taking time to visit my cottage garden friends. I hope you've enjoyed my paintings and that they inspire you to create your own cottage garden. Until next time, blessings ~ Mary