Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Glads!!


My sister in law gifted me with these gorgeous gladiolas. In red of course as she knows how I love anything red.


I did not edit the color at all. That is how vibrant these flowers were. So gorgeous. I would love to grow some glads. All gardens used to have them but you don't see them as much these days. Is it too late to plant gladiola bulbs this year?


16 comments:

Vickie said...

Might be a little late to plant them for this year. I'd plant in the fall when it cools off. I love them, too. My grandmother's name was Gladys Ola, because her mother loved gladiolas. Your red ones are beautiful!

Denise Adorian said...

Those would sure brighten any ones day! Such a nice gift.Congrats to your daughter.I, being a retired R.N. remember so well years ago in the early 1970s My graduation ceremony.The candles lite for the Nightengale pledge.Oh to be young again! Denise

Sam I Am...... said...

I think most bulb planting takes place in the Fall as they are rejuvenating themselves in the summer and storing food after their blooms. I'm no expert though!
You're right too, I never hear or see about them any more and yet when I was little, I remember every farmhouse had them in the garden. That red is just gorgeous...like lipstick red!

Emily Fay said...

They are BEAUTIFUL!!!

laurie said...

I'm not usre if its too late in your area, here its not, we always planted them in rows in the garden, we put them in about now, we grew them just for cutting,
the red of yours is so vibrant, i don't remember ever having that red before!

Kris said...

Wait til the fall to plant. I love Glads too. And all the old timey flowers. Such a pretty color!!!!

Beth said...

my parents have them in their garden. can't wait for them to show up this year. the hummingbirds love them. this one ... the color is just gorgeous. (:

Leslie said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Debbiedoo's said...

These are my all time favs. They are beautiful in red!

Cranberry Morning said...

No wonder they're called 'glads.' They would definitely cheer anyone! I don't know why I never think to plant them. So beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are gorgeous...the red really pops!

Linda said...

I have a ton in my garden and they are just starting to bloom...actually the best time to get the bulbs is in December-January in your area...make sure you plant them deep enough so they don't tip over when they bloom...they are fun to have in the garden...nice and tall and thin...they don't take up much room and you have fun for a month or so! Have a great afternoon!!

Suzan said...

Hi Elaine,
I love glads! When I was a teenager I helped my mom plant some in the flower beds. I remember watching them pop out of the ground and bloom. You are right you don't see them very much anymore.

Bonnie said...

When I lived in Texas, I never planted my glads until summer. Of course I was a novice (I still am), but they always came up. I agree, you once saw the everywhere and not usually only in flower shops. Your flowers are beautiful. Bonnie

Olive Cooper said...

My mama always had rows of them in the 70's and these are stunning in your red.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How pretty! We had glads in Tennessee, but I think I planted the bulbs in the fall.....it has been almost 24 years ago, but I'll ask Trip about it.

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