This little colorful spot is called Glad Circle.
It is a bit messy due to my neglect and several storms.
The groups of Mardi Gras and Priscilla are supposed to be inside the rings for support.
I moved the rings to weed and never put them back.
Tall Glads do not stand up to wind and rain.
I have been too busy to fix this mess.
It usually reminds me of a colorful Merry-Go-Round.
This looks like Pick Up sticks instead.
Hi Ho! Gotta go.
The gladioli are blooming profusely now.
I am so glad that I moved them from their former, floppy location.
They need sun and staking to thrive. These are inside tomato rings for support.
The stalk I broke off by accident during a photo-shoot has looked lovely in a vase for days.
No wonder it was the “Funeral Flower” in the past.
I think the stalks are beautiful from the back also.
I have two types of white. One has purple pollen.
I am glad that it is Glad time in my garden.
P.S. Be sure to tune in for the FAIRY PARADE next Thursday. It is crazy cute!
It happened again this morning. A new daylily bloomed with an unusual color.
Its name is South Seas, but that color…
Time to pull out the cheat sheets.
I used to use my colored pencil collection, but this got rather cumbersome…
carrying around a box of pencils…holding each up to the flower…
Now, I whip out my color charts from the internet.
I happen to know that by the time it gets through my printer and the photos and the internet,
there is bound to be some change in tint, tone and hue.
I know someone is going to tell me there is a APP for that. There is an APP for everything.
I can only use “lipstick” so many times (twice) before it gets redundant.
So now you know. The FLOWER is a cheater. (Blushing scarlet.)
I’d like to think of myself as a color-reader over-achiever.
P.S. South Seas looks candy with hints of blush and a honey throat. (i.e It’s red and yellow. )
It is a Glad day in my garden.
The colorful spikes of Gladioli are in bloom.
I have acquired many types over the decades.
My favorite hybrid is the well-known Priscilla.
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.
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.
It has been a much better arrangement than the “Glads Flop” row last year.