Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gladiolus Flowers

I had heard of Gladiolus flowers before, but I didn't really know anything about them, and I never thought about growing them. But one day early this spring, Steven saw 40 Gladiolus bulbs at Lowe's for 9 dollars. The picture on the bag looked pretty and it sounded like a good deal so we went for it!  We planted the bulbs around the garden and watched as the leaves sprouted up out of the ground over the course of a few months. Finally around the beginning of July, they started to flower!  We were very pleased with how they turned out.


I think the buds look pretty neat before the flowers pop out.





We planted single bulbs in different locations, instead of planting a clump. When they get bigger I think I will divide them up and put all different colors together.

I just love this buttery yellow color.

My favorite was this pink one that had some yellow markings in the middle.


Gladiolus is now one of my favorite flowers!  Hopefully these bulbs will survive the winter, because I can't wait to see them again next year.

11 comments:

  1. You got quite the selection of colours! They are very pretty!

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  2. I'd never really heard of these before, but gosh, they are stunning, and i can see how awesome they'd be to have a flower bed dedicated to different colors of them. That's going to be marvelous!

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    1. Thanks! I am excited to see how they all look together!

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  3. Love love love Glads, I think I planted mine too late in the season but i'm certainly getting some more for next year, they are far too cheap from the mail order places that it would be rude not too!

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    1. You should definitely get some more, they're so fun!

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  4. Ah yes, there are whole Gladiolus fields round here to pick your own.

    -Kati

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  5. Lovely photos, my dear. It was wonderful to drive by and peek at what surprise colors were blooming. Loved all the bright colors. Your garden is so pretty. Xo ♡ mom

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