Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Glorious Gladiolas!

I LOVE Gladiolas!

Next to roses they are one of my mostfavorite flowers.Too bad that I don't have very many of them in my yard..but I did have a few that came up year after year and put on quite a show though.

Not only do they have that really happy word..."glad" as part of their name..but they certainly do add a fair amount of cheer to a garden.And they are pretty hardy plants as well..coming back year after year in the Southern garden...Northern gardeners will of course need to dig up the bulbs before winter sets in or make sure the bulbs are protected by a layer of mulch to keep them from being frozen.Here in the South I just have let the bulbs remain in the ground year round and have been pleasantly surprised every year around mid Spring to early Summer to be given quite a floral show as the stalks of the plants send up a floral delight.

Just take a look at these beauties that have bloomed in my yard at one time or another!!!..aren't they just lovely? time you get a plant catalog in the mail..don't overlook the humble gladiola... let it have a chance to shine in your garden. (I know that at our new home gladiolas will definitely be given a place to "shine" in the garden!)
~The Garden Goose~


Tara said...


Your gladiolas are just lovely!

Aunt Jenny said...

Very pretty..I just realized that my couple of glads didnt bloom this year. They are in a very crowded bed with a zillion iris which did bloom..but need to be divided depseratly this I guess I will wait for next year..haha. Your photos are always so pretty!!

Quinne said...

Hi Tina :) Such pretty glads! I have a dear friend who grows a whole glad garden on one side of her home - it's amazing - and I always think of her when I see them growing anywhere else.

Hope that you have a lovely evening! Love, Q

Anonymous said...

"Pretty" just doesn't do them justice...they are absolutely stunning...I love them! And you take amazing pictures!!