Friday Flower Porn: Tolkien icon emeritus

From The Trenton Tepal:

The White Hand of Saruman recently retired to an herb garden in downtown Princeton, NJ. The White Hand said, “A symbol of corruption and evil can only take so many years of being slapped on the shields and other accoutrements of mage-domination. I am happy to have found my retirement home here among the morning glories, zinnias and Princeton Tiger tea cups.” Garden visitors noted that they approved of the White Hand’s new look. Said Professor Freehand Thriceon, “The thyme, chives, and rosemary are much more becoming than the black blood of the Uruk-hai.”