Saturday, May 20, 2006

Gladiolas

Captain’s Log, Stardate 05.20.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Monday book giveaway is BLIND DATES CAN BE MURDER by Mindy Starns Clark.
My Thursday book giveaway is ONCE UPON A CHOCOLATE KISS by Cheryl Wolverton.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for BLIND DATES CAN BE MURDER and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.

Pretty flowers: I like doing picture blogs for Saturdays. Here’s another one.

These are the gladiolas (I think they’re gladiolas, anyway) in my backyard. Or is it gladioli? Anyway, I didn’t plant them—they’re from a previous owner, and they were almost dead when we got the house, but they survived and now I have lots of stalks and still very few flowers. But the one I have is pretty.


1 comment :

  1. It's a little hard to tell if they're gladioli or irises of some sort. Usually, glads come out somewhat later in the year. The time I was talking about was August. But the flower is gorgeous. We had irises in our yard but purple ones. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a yellow one. They might not be hardy enough for the cold winters here. Glads usually grow up a long stem with about 10 to 12 flowers. Bottom ones start first and then it goes up to the top. The nice thing is that you can easily remove the lower flowers as they wilt and still have a bunch of very fresh flowers at the top. The leaves are very similar. Oh, I'm getting sleepy so I'd better take advantage of that.

    I've always loved irises as well. I'm not a big rose person. In fact, I prefer wild flowers to hot house.

    BTW, I think both gladiolas and gladioli are acceptable. I didn't check because I'm in a hurry to get to bed.

    Hugs to you.

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