Glad for a Mystery

Bulbs sometimes surprise us.

I planted a “Glad circle” with many Pricillas and another mix, Mardi Gras.

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This circle had plenty of Pricillas last year, but no Mardi Gras.

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This year there seems to be one burgundy that may be a Mari Gras

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but what about these orange flowers?

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I guess I have some bulbs that have “bloomed incorrectly” again.

I won’t complain, since that is my favorite color.

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Bulbs add mystery to your garden.

You think you are planting one thing and something else shows up.

Serendipity!

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A Glad Day

It is a Glad day in my garden.

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The colorful spikes of Gladioli are in bloom.

I have acquired many types over the decades.

My favorite hybrid is the well-known Priscilla.

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I am also enjoying a new mix for the second year, called Mardis Gras.

 

Interestingly these Mardi Gras bulbs only bloomed white last year.

Their only distinguishing feature was the purple stamens, instead of the usual white.

 

More vibrant colors have emerged this season.

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These flower spikes must have support or they will bend over, especially after a rain.

This year, I planted them inside a circle of tomato rings with a tall Hibiscus in the center.

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It has been a much better arrangement than the “Glads Flop” row last year.

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