A dirt mound, piled high with diggings from the well pond, tree and bush holes, weedings, etc, complete with feelers of last years self sown hollyhocks rising into the sky.

Sometime in the future, when the garden stablizes and there is less digging and landscaping going on, this mound will be a bit bigger. It will be shaped and sloped and covered with grass. Perhaps the future gardener will carry on a tradition of growing two hollyhocks on it every year.