Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Purple Gladiolia

What is not to love about Gladies......

I have been taken with them since I received a big bouquet after giving birth to my eldest daughter (now 18) by a dear friend..

Besides being lush and gorgeous, for me they always bring with them joyful memories...

And then of course are all the lovely colors...

God spared nothing in the color spectrum when he created them..

Even so I think I have found my stand out favorite in this lovely soft purple...

Blessings Kelsie

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23 comments:

Kari said...

Love those flowers. Tons of bang for the buck!! Gorgeous purple in the last one!

farmer said...

just beautiful!
That purple is stunning,I always have a hard time choosing which color is the nicest,they are all so beautiful.
You are right God spared nothing when it came to the color pallet of glads.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Kelsie
I have enjoyed your visits and comments on my blog.
Lavender in any kind of flower is a favourite and I like the bee in the glad you've captured.
Judith

Honey at 2805 said...

Your glads are beautiful and the color so pretty!

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
My MoMa planted these when I wasn't much older than lil' Sara!!! She had a way with things that I can't get to grow. Her birth flower and her favorite were Sweet Peas. I've tried at least a dozen times and have yet to be successful in getting vines to appear. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos from your flower garden!
Fondly,
Pat

Kate said...

Glads are beautiful! Love the color.

Andrea said...

Oh how so beautiful colors for a gladiolus, i havent seen that lavender. It is so interesting.

It's Just Dottie said...

I live on the lower Texas coast . I just planted my glads. They are lavender,also. Your's are just lovely.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Your gladiolus are so pretty! Love the colors. Blessings, Debbie

Light and Voices said...

I adore your header!
Joyce M

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by to enjoy your entry for Outdoor Wednesday, beautiful gladiolas. I have not seen this pale lilac before.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful gladiolas. The color is so happy. I haven't seen it seen I was a child at Grandma's house. Thanks for bringing back a cherished memory. hugs ~lynne~

g.suzie said...

Beautiful glads, I love the color!
Your header is great is that in
your yard?

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful glads!
So glad to have found/followed your wonderful blog!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have never planted purple ones...so pretty. Such a soft lovely shade. Thank you for sharing.

High Street Cottage said...

They're gorgeous, and the color is amazing~
I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at Fish Tail Cottage.
Stopping by to admire your lovely photos, have a wonderful Thursday, xxx tami

Darla said...

Yep, I love them too. They are inexpensive, come in many colors and dependable!

mississippi artist said...

These are beautiful. Do you have the old dark pass along one called Sweet Jesus blood? It is a really old one, that I think you have to get from someone who has it-I don't think they sell it.

cindy said...

I'm envious of those purple glads. We are just starting Spring and the tulips are up but not out. It was a pleasure lurking in your garden while waiting for mine.
thanks,\

dkshopgirl said...

wow - they are stunning! well done!

dkshopgirl said...

wow - they are stunning! well done!

Boho Farm and Home said...

I love glades and wish I could grow them here! The remind me of being a child in the midwest--sweet memories!
Happy Mother's Day to you friend! xo

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for joining Fishtail Cottage's, Cottage Flora Thursday's! Gorgeous blooms - love the lavender color. oxox tracie