Isn’t this just the most gorgeous creature?
This is apparently an Asatic Hybrid Lily ‘Dimensions’ that I planted in my garden this spring and promptly forgot about.
Part of me feels like I need to rein in my predilection for very dark flowers soon before the garden looks like something out of the Addams Family. The other part of me wants to gather up great bunches of these and put them in every room in the house. (I should have bought more than three bulbs).
Those of you in the US who share my delight in dark flowers should visit the Chocolate Flower Farm which is based on one of the local islands and specialises, amazingly enough, in chocolate-coloured flowers and vegetables.
While you’re here, here’s a completely gratuitous picture of a bee on the lavender.