Friday, September 4, 2009

A Visit From 'Miss Glad' on Blooming Friday

I've never had Gladioli before, so earlier this spring I planted a few bulbs. Here is one of the beautiful stalks that Miss Glad has shown me this week:


Miss Glad is a nice, large bloom...and most welcome in my garden right about now! Over at Roses and Stuff, Katarina has asked us to share plants of various sizes and/or 'new' ones that might be blooming for the first time in our gardens. There are some more new plants (of various sizes) in my garden right now, but they are unfortunately still on my camera. I'm at the beach...and we forgot the USB Cable!

My garden is actually looking quite summery, still. There have been signs of the end of summer, though. Most noticeably, the temperatures have become so much more pleasant! That part is probably my favorite of all! I'm just not a big fan of humidity! Living in this area of the country, humidity is just a part of life in summer. But this time of year, it often decreases. The night temperature is much more kind and gentle right now, as well...and we can finally sleep with the windows opened!

For more 'new' blooms around the world, of all shapes and sizes, please head on over to Katarina at Roses and Stuff. You'll be glad you did!

Today I am thankful for the mystery of gladioli bulbs!



Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.

35 comments:

  1. That Gladiolus looks lovely, Jan! End of summer is my favorite time of the year too!

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  2. The color of that glad is so soft and pretty. I used to grow them, maybe I will have to find a spot and try them again.

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  3. I am very happy about the cooler temperatures too! Isn't it a nice change?

    That's a beautiful glad. I love the pink shading.

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  4. That is so pretty! I love the color! I bought a box of glads at Sam's Club and not a single bulb was good.

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  5. That is a really pretty one. I've never grown glads either and seeing them now in bloom makes me want to try some next year. Have fun at the beach :)

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  6. We are almost ready to have the windows open...which will be nice! Love to hear the owls at night.
    Your glads are very pretty. Did you go to Nags Head? Great weekend weather!

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  7. What a beautiful flower! I'm going to have to try those next year. The other day when it was cool out, I told my husband (in the morning) "I can't wait to go to bed tonight!"

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  8. I planted some for the first time, too, Jan. And I've enjoyed a few different beautiful blossoms. Now, just so I don't forget to dig them up and save them! :-) Happy Day!

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  9. Hi Jan! I also had glads for the first time in my garden. I didn't even know what color they were supposed to be. My friend gave them to me. They turned to be lovely. Yours is a pretty one!

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  10. Hi Jan, I was so delighted to find your link this morning! Your Glad is very pretty! I planted some bulbs this summer, but I must have done something wrong because I only got foliage...no flowers. Maybe I planted them too deep, or I didn't feed them enough.

    Hope you're having a great time at the beach and I do hope you're feeling better. Thanks for your contribution to Blooming Friday!
    Katarina

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  11. Your Missy is gorgeous Jan.
    Glad to here that your garden is looking summery still. I think mine does too, we have great weather still and I'm really enjoying this time of year.

    xoxo Tyra

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  12. Beautiful! And thank you for reminding me of todays blessing!

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  13. Blogging from the beach..I love it! I planted tons of glads but I think the squirels got to the corms since only a few bloomed :( Have a great trip, Jan!

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  14. It looks very attractive. Summer is definitely drawing to a close over here as our evening temperatures are dropping too. It makes any remaining flowers even more precious!

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  15. I've never had "glads" in my garden, but seeing your pink one makes me think that I should plant some. Sleeping with the windows open is the best, isn't it? Enjoy your time at the beach.

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  16. Hello Jan girl !
    I too suffer in a part of our country that has hot humid summers .. but this year wasn't too bad .. yet I so look forward to Autumn and those cooler days with crisp nights : ) phew !
    That is such a pretty "glad" ! I used to grow them .. then having less room and the drive to have more perennials won the battle .. but I can enjoy everyone else's ? LOL
    Joy : )

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  17. I have a lot still blooming, too, including the newly opening Japanese anemone. I had three glads, which I got free as bonus bulbs from Old House Gardens, blooming earlier int he season. They don't really match the color of my plants (red with white edge) but I think they'll be pretty in a pot with elephant ear next season.

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  18. Now that's a beauty Jan !

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  19. I also love gladioli. They look so elegant. My problem is that I keep forgetting digging them up again...
    I agree with the temperature being so much nicer now:) You can actually enjoy being outside again!

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  20. Jan,
    Beach time sounds heavenly right about now!
    Lovely Glads, my grandparents used to grow these, they are sorta nostaligic for me.
    Rosey

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  21. Hi Jan~~ When I think of Gladioli I think of old ladies and funerals. For years I shunned them. Then I got old! LOL Thankfully no funerals but I can state with confidence that now, riding on the cusp of my older years, the stately Gladioli is a favorite.

    But there are exceptions to every observation. Young people like you also fancy this flower. :]

    Glad to hear the weather is more hospitable. It's always pleasant to have the window open at night. Hopefully we'll have a long, luxurious autumn.

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  22. Love the beautiful delicate coloring on your new Glad.

    Enjoy your beach vacation! It is hard to believe summer is almost gone!

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  23. Glads are something I usually don't think to plant--yours is such a beauty! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

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  24. Now that's a nice Gladiolus.

    Have you ever come across Gladiolus Byzantinus? beautiful colour.

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  25. Your 'Miss Glad' is very pretty! Very nice, soft, shade of pink. I planted some last year and I was very happy with the blooms too.

    No such luck for us here with the weather! It's still HOT!!

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  26. I'm ready to take my garden annuals out but the butterflies are not done feasting. Got to wait on them.

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  27. Oh summer is ending, and fall is coming. How nice! I love those beautiful colors of fall.
    And what a coincidence, I just posted a new bloom from my garden, too!

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  28. Hi Jan, It's great to visit your blog after all this time. Re gladioli: I have noticed there are many many varieties. Some great big ones and my favourites, smaller delicate ones.

    As Hermes just wrote to me: it's very strange how you can be going into autumn and over here we are going into spring!

    cheers, catmint

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  29. I am so happy for you, you won the bird feeder and have the gardening by letters - so FUN.

    And gladious I had one year blossom in November.
    Lots of love MB

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  30. I love flowers with vertical habits...glad are one of my favorites. I have noticed the shortening of days around here...sigh i am NOT ready for the end of summer! Kim

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  31. I LOVE gladiolus. It seems that this year so many are blooming in our neighborhood--more so than usual! This particular photos is gorgeous!

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  32. I am embarrassed to say I don't have any glads in my garden. I don't know why. I now have them on my 2010 wish list after seeing your bloom's beauty. Thanks! Hope you had a great time at the beach!

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  33. what a lovely Gladioli. the color contrast is so good. There are many Gladioli we grow but i did not see this one before.

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  34. Well, I just got caught up on your posts, and now, I need to get myself to bed. A long time ago, I read that one shouldn't plant glads near a vegetable garden so I've never even grown them. My neighbor has some on the other side of the fence from our yard, though. Yours sure are pretty!

    I have one of the blue mist? bushes, too. I bet your 4 look nice together.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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