Gladioli: the Summer’s Superstar

Beloved Flower Lover,

If you ever want easy and effortless stardom for the summer get her,  yes she who is known as the gladioli. Invite her into your home, your office, your reception desk, or for your dinner party.

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The superstar blooms in midsummer and her fashionable status is what we love about the gladioli.

She is in many ways, like the summer tulip and no more difficult to grow. Like tulips, she really make perfect, long-lasting cut flowers.

This classic cut flower, she the  gladiolus serves you by producing perfectly tall flower spikes adorned with large, showy flowers. Let her in you will adore her.

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If correctly cared for, she can bloom between 6 and 10 days when displayed in a vase.  She, Lady Gladiolus is available in a huge range of colors, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicolored varieties.

If you have her in your garden, possibly invite yourself to embrace her energy and bringing them closer to you by preparing her for your vase. So in the early morning or evening, prepare your heart use a  lovely sharp knife or scissors to prepare to cut the stems, leaving at least four leaves on the plant to nourish the corm and guarantee for you her gorgeous blooms next planting season. Cut her lower stems diagonally, place them in a bucket of warm water, and set the bucket in a cool dry place for 2 hours before arranging flowers.

Before arranging your unmistakable super stars , strip away her leaves that would fall below the waterline. Fill a clean vase with water and add floral food to the water. Re-cut  her stem ends on the diagonal and place her stems in vase. Set the clean vase away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

thelondonflowerlover gladioli in vase

Lengthen her superstars life by giving her daily care. Every day, change her water and add floral food. She really appreciates it. It really works. Cut her stems back by 1 or 2 inches and pick off any of her wilted flowers to keep her arrangement tidy and to allow the unfurling upper buds to take center stage.

Keep smiling. She will keep sharing with you feelings of  joy. Keep turning to her this summer as every summer and notice what you notice.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

About Thelondonflowerlover

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6 Responses to Gladioli: the Summer’s Superstar

  1. Alastair says:

    A beautiful flower

  2. Victoria says:

    These are one of my favorite flowers! They are unique and lovely!

  3. Pingback: Avoid letting your self appreciation fall through the cracks. One way she found to cherish herself was by using flowers | The London Flower Lover

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