Friday, August 12, 2011

Gladiolus

In the Summer I usually buy some gladiolus, especially when the grocery store has them at a good price. I finally remembered to get some recently and what a disappointment. The buds are not opening ! I gave each stalk a fresh cut before putting them in water. The ones that were open when I bought them have wilted, but no new blooms have opened. Never had this to happen before.
I dug around in my pictures and found the ones I took of some I had a couple of years ago. Of course I had to play around with the pictures a bit.


Linking up with Mary @ Mosaic Monday.

Off to dead head the gladiolus and give them another chance, or make a trip to the garbage.
Hoping for a quiet, uneventful week. How about you - got any big plans?
What ever your plans - Have a great week.

Glenda

15 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Glenda, good for you to treating yourself to some fresh flowers. I love glads... they have such an attitude and reach to the heavens to show off. I sure hope your's opens up soon.
hugs ~lynne~

Richard Cottrell said...

I worked for a florist for years. If the glads are really tight, I used to put them in a bucket of pretty warm water, cut the stems and break the top peak out of them. You can put a garbage bag over them and put in the warm sun and they will start to open. Then re- cut and put back in warm water. Sometimes if the glads were kept too long at the supplier out of water, they never want to open. If they seem limp stemmed when you get them, I would pass, they are old. If there is some open at the bottom, they were probably left out to do so and then stuck back in the cooler, this sometimes stops them from opening. Good luck, they are such beautiful flowers. Richard at My Old Historic House. PS did you stop by my blog this week for a free give a away? Still have time, today is the last day.

Leann said...

They are soo my favorite flower - I had them at our wedding and my MIL promptly said that they were funeral flowers:) She speaks her mind!

Leann

Betsy said...

These are beautiful and so are your pictures. I hope you're able to bring your new bunch back to life.

lvroftiques said...

Well poop Glenda! That's a bummer! I love them too and have had the same thing happen. I just chalk it up to a bad weather year *sighs* Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I know what you mean darling,no chocolate here either, I just got home from the store, wanted an ice cream bar...hmmmm Mr. P ate all of them, guess that means another run to the store sooner than I think... hugs ~lynne~

Cozy Little House said...

Just me and the pets and the quiet. Luxurious quiet. Sorry about the flowers. How disappointing!
Brenda

Really Rainey said...

Glenda... I remember that gladiola post a while back... they were so beautiful... I can't imagine why your recently bought glads withered and didn't bloom. Its been a while since I have bought some too. I'll pick some up tomorrow for when you come to lunch... We will be having fresh radish sprouts on our sandwiches...

Rainey

Marydon said...

Visiting you via Libby, Twirl & Taste.
Out of all my glad bulbs this year, only (1), yup! (1) bloomed. So love the green one.


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eileeninmd said...

I wonder what happened to make the buds not open, that is sad. I am happy that you are showing your photos though they are lovely. Lovely mosaic, have a great week! =)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love glads and have never had that happen either. How odd? Love the mosaic!

Snap said...

Love your mosaic and hope your Glads open. Love that you treated yourself. Have a great week!

ellen b. said...

Hi Glenda! Your gladiolas are beautiful. My week is pretty quiet until next weekend and things get crazy. Hope you have a good week!

Pondside said...

Glads are such stately and elegant flowers. I hope you're able to revive yours so that you can enjoy them.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love glads - they are so regal. If they don't open for you, I would return them to where you bought them for a credit. They may have been stunted by improper storage.

Beautiful mosaic, nonetheless!