34 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Purple Gladiolus Morning

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Christina, the gladiolus has a bit of both blue and a redder purple. This is a pretty good representation of the color in the shade of early morning. In direct sunlight the color is probably a bit more toward a redder purple.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Judy, I staked a few but should have done more. I usually bring them inside anyway. It’s not necessary to dig the bulbs each fall.

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  1. Stepheny Houghtlin

    I don’t remember ever seeing one this color. Fabulous. I have never grown glads, but this one has changed my mind. Wow. I will look into locating and buying. Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Stepheny, I’ve always loved gladioli–spent many a summer morning with my grandmother gathering the glads from her cutting garden and watching her arrange them in a special glass vase. I wish I remembered where I bought these but they’re from long ago.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Pauline, I’ve had this particular gladiolus so long I don’t remember where I bought it, but I have always enjoyed its deep color.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The echinacea has overpowered almost everything else in the garden this summer (one of the few things that can tolerate the heat and no rain), so I do appreciate the dark purple gladiolus.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Tammy. It’s exciting as a young gardener to see the rewards of one’s efforts–I still get that thrill of amazement from glads.

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  2. Judy

    How beautiful. Half of my glads are dying after coming up pretty and green. Don’t understand what happened. Hoping the others, which I placed in a different section of the yard, will live to bloom.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Judy, it’s good you planted in two sections of the garden so you get a second chance. Hope to see pictures of them when the others bloom. My newest glads are about to bloom.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. I’ve had that gladiolus for many years–wish I could locate the same one. I’ve tried several other purples but they’re not quite the same. Susie

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  3. Michael's

    Absolutely beautiful! I have never grow gladiolus but thought about it numerous times. Now that I see your plants I think I will give it a try!! 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Michael. Gladioli are pretty easy to grow and inexpensive as well so it’s easy to pick up a few to try. I’m terrible at getting fall bulbs planted but in spring I’m ready so they work out well for me.

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  4. P&B

    Lovely color. I often see red, white or yellow, but have never seen this color before. As lovely as they are, growing one would be difficult for me because I would have to lift the bulbs out in autumn. I grew dahlias once and found the extra effort of lifting them out without breaking them to pieces was a little overbearing.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’d never get anything to return if I had to lift out the bulbs–just probably wouldn’t get around to it. Fortunately gladioli do pretty well here for a few years. I’ve had these at least 10 years, but most have died out. Wish I knew where I bought it.

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