Don't know why but whenever I planted flower the ones which are yellow or orange seems to grow/bloom more easily compared to other colours without care. Although, I bought mix colours but I still get a lot of yellows. It likes a curse you can't shake off but actually a blessing in disguised as yellow attracts beneficial insects and the cucurbits has yellow flowers too. This gladioli is blooming this week and my hubby kept confusing the name with daffodil. Well in this colour both kind of look alike and my daffodil bulbs are still hibernating in the crisper for the time being. Yes, I brought back our daffodils that have bloom 2 season for us from our old garden.
When I spied this emerging flower stalk, I was very excited. However, this gladioli plant almost got into a fatal accident. Mr. Hubby was cutting the grass and sand got into his eyes. So he accidentally swing the grass cutter blade near this gladioli bottom and part of the gladioli plant cut until half. I got very annoyed, especially now we still have heavy rain almost each afternoon. The plant flop to the ground several time. From my previous post, I had to cut some leaves stalk of our large elephant ears because it was blocking the hippeastrum plant. So the elephant leaves stems were recycled to keep the gladioli steady from its half-legged condition for the time being. Thankful it work and the plant gave us something to look at from the kitchen door.
Unfortunately the hippeastrum bulb that I planted next to the gladioli from last November had a really bad hair cut. Sigh.....wondering whether it will bloom or not. Anyone sharing similar experience?
Still waiting for another 4 buds to bloom.
Five years old Ilhan and 3 years old Rayyan has been spending a lot of time outside playing which I think is good and healthy for them. Rather than watching TV or playing games using screen. Six months old Abby also don't like to be left out and now can sit in her bumbo chair and watch her brothers playing outside under the gazebo.
Happy Weekend Gardening!