Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Going Mauve



                                                                  Hello everyone,
                           This year I planted some mauve gladiolas in the garden for late summer bouquets.
                                  They are easy to grow and a bag of 35 was on sale for $2.
                               So I planted them in the vegetable garden.They are food for my soul!  "If I had but                                     two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed                                        my soul." - Prophet Muhammad
                          I am sure gladiolas are almost as good- although they do lack  the fragrance  of                                       hyacinths.



  


                Hope your week is going well.

                                                                            Thank you for visiting!
                                                                                                        Carolyn

23 comments:

Rosetta said...

Bellissimo questo post in lilla!Amo i gladioli!Vicino ai tuoi bei oggetti romantici stanno benissimo!Emanano tranquillità e dolcezza!Buona giornata in lilla!Rosetta

Anonymous said...

Lovely..

angie said...

wunderschöne bilder und dekoration!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh how beautiful they are,I just so love mauve and I planted Gladi's last year too,but not mauve. they are just starting to show above the ground now as we are just heading into Spring.
I think you got a great bargain for $2. I paid more than that for 4
I must look out for some mauve one's :)

Kelli said...

What beautiful gladioli, probably the prettiest colour I've seen.

Janneke said...

Beautiful these mauve Gladiolas and you made again a magnificent decoration with them.

Lavender Cottage said...

The speckled glads are gorgeous, I haven't grown them for years. With new colours like this, I should think about buying some bulbs myself.

Collar City Brownstone said...

Maybe it's the camera lighting, but they look more purple to me. Either way they are super lovely.

Pamela Gordon said...

I have never seen mauve glads. They are stunning.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well done, Carolyn- what a wonderful investment.

Now do these come up each year then? Remember I am a new/er gardener and just learning.

I should love to plant Gladiolas, as my sweet Mom's name was Gladys, and I called her Gladiola for years. She always smiled at that. She said it was much better than being teased by her sisters when young and called Happy Bottom (get it? ("Glad A_ _?") Mom said it was never right, because she was so skinny she didn't even HAVE a bottom to be happy!

I loved that lady.

světluška said...

Beautiful !!!

Rowan said...

Those are beautiful - what a gorgeous colour.

Ketty Valenti said...

Complimenti per il tuo meraviglioso Blog,è un'incanto e le tue foto sono piene di emozioni!
mi unisco con piacere ai tuoi lettori,se ti fa piacere ti aspetto nel mio.
Ketty Valenti
Zagara & Cedro
zagaraecedro.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

beautiful lavender dreams!

Angela said...

Oh the gentleness of lavender!! Such a sweet color.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are just beautiful!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Beautiful, Carolyn. Your photos are so serene, love the sweet statue.
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How pretty your Glads are, Carolyn! Hubby planted some along the front of our house a couple of years ago but they don't stand up very well. The statue is really sweet. Hope you're having a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

I love all the purple and I especially adore your cherub.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Tammy said...

Lovely! Gladiolas are way under-utilized. Can't beat them for bouquets, and they're so easy to plant!

Madelief said...

Just beautiful Carolyn! Your post makes me regret I got rid of the Gladioli bulbs last year.....

Madelief x

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That colour is amazing!