With summer well and truly on its way one of the Tigridia pavonia (Jockey's Cap or Tiger Flower) has put up its first flower. The flowers only survive one day, but it should put up a few in succession. Native to Mexico, according to the literature (ABC's Gardening Australia Flora) it is "surprisingly hardy" for a zone 9 plant. This bulb is definitely in the "tick" box for survivability and beauty. Apologies for the photograph: I am neither a professional photographer, nor a professional gardener. I am, however, thrilled when a plant comes up!