Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gladioli

What’s the plural of gladiola anyway?  Is it gladioli, gladiolus?  I got a coupon for a bunch of 10 for $2.99 at our local grocery store.  They had the same coupon last year, and I’ve made sure to print it out and get them before the coupon expired, both last year and this year.

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This year I went with a pinky purple. The other options were a red/orange, a white, and a dark ruby red color.  I don’t often buy fresh flowers for myself, but at $2.99 it was a treat I couldn’t pass up.

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I was going to go with the red/orange for summer color in the house, but when I saw these pinky purple ones hadn’t quite flowered yet, I thought they might last me a little bit longer than the others, which were already all in flower.  These were all furled up buds the day I bought them.   These pictures are two days later.

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Here is a picture of them in full bloom from Wikipedia.

A pretty summer flower for a summer day!  It came just when I needed a small dose of happiness, too.

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20 comments:

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So pretty! I'm sure they will brighten your day, Kathy. :)
Hugs,
Lin

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They are happy flowers. When I lived in Florida years ago, between Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach there was a gladiolus farm that went on for miles.

Stacey said...

They are so beautiful and old fashioned. I tried growing them before. Have you? They are easy but they fall over because they are tall and top heavy. $2.99 at the grocery sounds like a plan to me. :)

Have a great day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh these are so gorgeous. I love them and all those fabulous blooms. The colors are all wonderful.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Kathy!!

Okio B Designs said...

Very pretty! Is it terrible that I never heard of them before though? Lol!

Jeanine

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Your Glads are gorgeous. The color is so pretty for summer. You sure got them at a great price and it looks like they brought you great joy.

Thanks for stopping by. The pasta I used was a corn based and I am finding it better then the rice variety.
Have a great day
xo

Cynthia said...

These are so gorgeous. What is the plural for that???

Cindy

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

They are beautiful, Kathy. I'm glad you chose the purple ones. They brighten my day, too. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Kath, yes they are gorgeous!

My Mom's name was Gladys and I always called her Gladiola. It always made her smile. She always said she prefers that to what her 2 older sisters called her: Happy Bottom...get it? Glad @ss? Gladys.
Poor Mom.

Anyway this is a flower I don't have but my younger daugher does and it is her fav. It is a sweet summer flower and sure looks nice cut, huh?

Hey, write me and tell me why you are blue. Maybe I can talk you into visiting me. I am only 2 hours away!!! Hugs.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They're beautiful, Kathy. Love the color. I'm glad they brightened your day. Hope all is well with you.

lynn said...

so sorry you feeling down--hope the pretty blooms helped:)

Connie said...

They are beautiful. When I was a kid we had a gladiola farm in our town. They raise them to sell the blubs. When they were blooming, the farm would have a sale where you went in and picked your own bouquet. I always looked forward to that time of year :)

Missy George said...

Pretty color. They always remind me of funeral flowers. That's where you always see them. Have a good evening.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your Glads are lovely! That's my way around fingering out the plural of Gladiola. What a fabulous deal; I would have brought them home too. They are one of my favorite late summer flowers!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Isn't it terrible that we seldom treat ourselves! Occasionally I will just splurge...So glad you did,t they are gorgeous

CArol

Laurel Stephens said...

I used to grow gladiolas (gladioli?) in my yard and loved to bring them inside. What a great price for gorgeous flowers!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love gladiolas...my sister in law has a green thumb and grows the most beautiful gladiolas..but has to constantly keep a step ahead of the deer!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So pretty! I really love these flowers - they come in so many wonderful colors!

Lauren @ Bless'er House said...

So pretty! Those and Snapdragons are at the top of my favorite flower list. Amazing what flowers can do to brighten up a room, right?

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