I have a flower blooming right now that is one of my favorites. It is the Blackberry Lily. Big strapping leaves and the tiniest of lilies. I went to visit Mount Vernon with my daughter....and fell in love with that place. Is is probably one of my all time favorite places to visit. I love the idea of all the history there. Thinking of the people who worked keeping the gardens just so. As we were leaving, I decided to buy a little plant to take home to my Illinois garden. The little lily is what I bought. It came here and was transplanted in my next garden and the seeds have been given to lots of friends to plant. It is a tiny orange lily with polka dots. The blossoms last one day and then they curl up in a twisted fashion. When it goes to seed you will find a cluster of shiny black seeds that resemble a blackberry...hence the name. When the lily starts growing in the spring, I remember visiting that garden, and thinking that I have a bit of history right here.