In a Vase on Monday: Spikeys

A heavy rain over the weekend resulted in one of my glads being broken at mid stem. I am taking advantage of that “tragedy” to start a vase for this Monday. Another gladiola is nearing its natural end but still beautiful, so we put the two together for this week’s In a (spikey) Vase on Monday.

The glads are both unidentified, purchased in bulk, and not expected to over-winter, but here they are, and they have added a nice bit of color to the garden.

Please visit Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden  to see her lovely vase this week and those of others who are participating in this fun meme.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and has been a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to seven of his eight grandchildren.
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14 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Spikeys

  1. Beautiful…they make a perfect match.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Oh what interesting shades these are, and the variegated one matches the other perfectly. Great outcome from your tragedy!

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  3. claywatkins says:

    Great balance, and color, too. Well done.

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  4. pbmgarden says:

    Those are beautiful John. Glad you rescued them for a vase. It’s always a shame when the glads get knocked over or otherwise damaged. Mine are usually leaning every which way. The bi-colored one is striking.

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  5. Cathy says:

    Lovely. A perfect excuse to bring a couple indoors John. You have reminded me to look out for our gladioli field, where we can pick and pay. I always love choosing the colours for one or two vases. 🙂

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  6. Kris P says:

    A lovely combination!

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  7. Noelle says:

    I want to say great colour combination…love the way us IAVOM fans can make something which other gardeners may just overlook.

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