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.
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.
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.
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.