Hollyhock seed need light to germinate. See this person's tip on starting them in a dish of water. Almost impossible to make a cottage garden without hollyhocks some good ideas on how to start them off.
Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,