In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

Only a few gladioli have returned this year, but there should be more soon. Proper record-keeping has gone by the wayside this year so I am not sure when, but I planted several bags of new corms from Longfield Gardens: Gladiolus Large Flowering ‘Espresso’ and ‘Purple Flora.’  And of course there is one more bag to plant should I get around to it this summer.

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

In today’s vase are two red gladioli planted June 2016. They came into flower Thursday. I had planned to do something adventurous with them, creating an abstract design using a small brass sculpture my husband created around the time I met him. (We celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary Tuesday.)

I will save the sculpture for another time as the flowers were so perfect they needed no support to embellish their virtue.

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

Materials
Flowers
Gladiolus
Foliage
Gladiolus
Container and Mechanics
Florist frog
Shallow, round, black dish
Black polished stones

In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.

34 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Red And Glad

  1. Chris Mousseau

    How wonderful to be able to leave glad (and other more tender) bulbs/corms in the ground all winter! Although, thanks to global warming, one should be careful what one wishes for.

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  2. Cathy

    Scarlet again! Gladiolus is the perfect flower for this style of vase and as always it is perfect. For my first marriage (43 years ago), a red gladiolus was the centrepiece of my bouquet -, something I chose at the time so there must have been a reason but I can’t recall it!! Were gladioi fashionable in the mid 70s perhaps? Congratulations on sticking to one marriage in your 42 years

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for the anniversary wishes and, Scarlet, yes-can’t have enough red flowers. I should have known you would select something interesting for your bouquet Cathy. Don’t recall seeing glads used in the bouquet, 70s or now; but why not–I think they’re wonderful flowers. My grandmother grew them and when I was 5 or 6 I’d go out with her early every morning to cut the ones that were open. She kept a large vase to which she added newly opened ones (seems to me daily!).

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  3. Kris P

    A belated happy anniversary, Susie! The Glad is vibrant and commands attention. You make me wish I’d planted Glads this year (although I probably should accept that having only one of those I planted last year bloom is a sign of my poor prospects in getting them to grow).

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris, but not belated at all. Anniversary is tomorrow. Some years my glads, even the new corms, don’t do well. No rhyme or reason. Other times they’re easy-peasy.

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  4. susurrus

    Their colour and your title made me think of the song ‘Glad all over!’ – very appropriate for your celebrations tomorrow too! Hope you both have a wonderful day.

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  5. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Sometimes I really have to reach for the right adjective for your arrangement, but today it was easy – stunning. This is truly beautiful and really grabs the viewer. I am partial to glads because my Grandmother always grew them. They were never arranged dramatically like this, but they still make me smile with such good memories. 🙂

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  6. Wild Daffodil

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!
    Gladioli always look exotic and that red looks imperial.
    This is one of my favourite styles – like a sculpture, definitely a work of art.

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  7. tonytomeo

    It is nice that some flowers have not changed much over the years. This looks like the red gladiolus that were around in the 1980s.
    Was it planted in June 2016, or was it planted the previous autumn to bloom in June 2016?

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