these are flowers i picked for david’s mom. since i’ve only been to my house twice in the last month, i decided to pick the flowers so someone i knew could enjoy them besides my neighbor. i knew bud couldn’t have flowers in the critical care unit, but thought kathy might enjoy them. really I wanted her to know i was thinking about her and care about her and her well being with everything happening to bud. i kinda splurged on the calla lily tubers. they are called ‘black forest’. those were the flowers i was most excited for and the green star gladioli. they were both really disappointing. regarding color, the photos were deceptive. although i was expecting a black lily, the spathes were gorgeous on their own. the pink/purple clematis my mom gave me last year bore one last flower for the spring and the last of the blue but technically purple bachelor’s button made the other colors pop. and just for a green canvas, i picked a couple cabbage and kale leaves the moths hadn’t munched yet on.