Courgettes (orÂ ZucchiniÂ as some will have it) get a bad press. They are stupidly easy to grow, produce large, sometimes overpowering, plants and pump out produce until we are so sick of eating them that we need help coming up with new ways to eat them. Of course then there is the curse of the marrow. Go away for a few days and when you return you find that your lovely, dainty little courgette has turned into Shrek’s baseball bat. Yes Courgettes get a bad press – even at mtp – but today, for one day only, all that has changed. Why? because they officially have the most beautiful flowers of all the vegetables.
I love the way that the green blends into the yellow here – is it a leaf or a petal – I like to think it’s both.
Inside, the petal-leaves protect this delicate, furry mini-flower which looks like it’s spent a lot of time getting ready for a hot date with Mr Male Courgette Flower.
And last of all – the colour! Was there ever a yellow as intense as this that didn’t say, ‘Summer is here!’.