I brought home an armfull of local Gladiolus (Gladioli?) for on the table.
They're make such a striking arrangement with their long stalks and beautifully crimpled blooms.
They remind me of a Monet painting.
I've been so enjoying Monty Don's French Gardens, a BBC series in which he travels around in an old 2CV and visits the famous gardens of France. In one of the episodes, Monty visits Giverny, Monet's famous flower garden, and the inspiration for so many of his paintings. The Gladiolus, in all of it's grandeour, makes the perfect subject to paint.