Friday, 26 September 2008

A Kaleidoscope of Gladioli

I love the bold statement of Gladioli;
petals as vibrant as wax crayons
unfurling slowly from day to day.

cobalt

carmine

glacier white

canary

chartreuse

(NOT lime, I am SO over lime)

14 comments:

Sarah S. said...

Oh what beautiful pictures! So colorful. I just love gladioli.

You crack me up! HES would say "Lime is so last year!"

anne bebbington said...

I had no idea you could get gladeoli in such fabulous colours

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blue - do you grow them? I've never seen that shade in M&S!

blackbird said...

I missed them this year at my market - even though they were only $4 a bunch I was on austerity...
yours are beautiful!

dottycookie said...

Lovely. My only argument with gladdies is how quickly they look untidy in the border. Next year I am planning to grow them on the allotment and harvest them so it won't matter!

eurolush said...

What gorgeous flowers, Alice. My favorites are the cobalt ones.

driftwood said...

no lime? not even in your G+T?

Ali said...

Gladioli never look to me like a plant. So upright. I'm intimidated by them - like immaculate women with polished bobs. Scary

Attic24 said...

I love how you call that colour Carmine instead of Bright Pink, makes me love it even more. Ditto the "Chartreuse" , where do you get these words from?! They are almost as beautiful as the flowers themselves.
xxxxx

Lynn said...

Love chartreuse. My long-neglected bicycle is chartreuse. In fact, I even named it: Charlotte. (Perhaps I sensed I'd be birthing only boys someday...) It's okay that you're over lime -- just don't ever get over magpies, okay?

Dragonfly said...

Love the chartreuse ones. I have a vase just for gladioli...

kristina said...

What gorgeous colors and photos! But you know you won't be able to avoid lime forever :) K x

bluemountainsmary said...

Oh this post contents me - (as opposed to dements me) - those beautiful photos -

bluemountainsmary said...

And your "over lime" reference made me laugh!