Saturday, August 3, 2013

Glads...

A few months ago, my sisters and I held a birthday party for our Mom, in honor of her 80th birthday.  As party favors, we sent home small bags of gladiolus bulbs with the guests.  I tucked mine away in the basement, along with the extras, and almost forgot they were there!  I planted them a bit late, but they're now happily beginning to bloom.

The colors are striking...this was the first one to bloom...


Just to think what I would have missed, had I forgotten completely!

Linking up with Madge, at The View From Right Here for Weekly Top Shot.

18 comments:

  1. What a great idea to give those gladiolus as a party favors. They are gorgeous. I'm glad that you planted them.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  2. Very pretty! I sure enjoyed ours this year, but they are mostly finished blooming now. Maybe that's a good idea to plant some late to extend the season.

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  3. oh, those colors together! Nothing in fabric or paint gets close enough. . .

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  4. Oh Alica that is so pretty I am sure glad you remembered oh what a great idea for a party favour. I am sure you all had a great time. Hug B

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  5. Very pretty colors, Alicia! Great party favor idea. When our Homemakers Extension Club was still running we did a plant exchange every May.

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  6. What a great idea! I planted my bulbs late, but got only ONE bloom, and it was a gorgeous orange. I'm hoping they'll do better next year.

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  7. Glads are so pretty! Great shot!

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  8. They're well named (I know their real name is gladiola) they emit gladness. Cheered me up just to see your nicely done photo.

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  9. Holy cow! Yours are blooming already. Mine have a long ways to go. I love your photo. They are such happy flowers

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  10. That is a beautiful glad. I am 'glad' you found them in time. I just have a few and leave them in the ground here. So far, they have survived each winter.

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  11. Gorgeous.I love that color too. The glads that bloom next to our back porch are that exact color.

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  12. My glads are blooming also. Pretty picture!

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