My second pink meme of the week. I suppose it is courtesy of Valentine's Day. Pink has never been my color but this flower caught my eye last summer.
Hollyhocks were out of style for many years and considered too "old-fashioned." Fortunately with the new trend toward cottage gardens they are back in vogue. In my yard, hollyhocks liberally self-sow, so I get a new batch every year in a variety of colors.