Greeting you all from a rainy Monday morning. I hope you’re all well…

My gladiola flowers weren’t very productive this summer; as usual blame it on drought…So I wanted to buy some to cheer myself up. When the florist heard that I’d be photographing them, he threw another 10 mixed coloured flowers in. I returned home with 40 gladioli… Here are some macro images with  gardening information:

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Gladiolus is also commonly referred to by the name of its genus – Gladiolus, the plural form of which can be Gladiole, Gladioluses or Gladioli. Gladiolus is also known as the Sword Lily, due to its sword shaped leaves, or Corn Lily.

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The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia. The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide array of beautiful colours.

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The  Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she pierces the heart. It also stands for strength of character, faithfulness and honour.

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I wish you all a wonderful new week with love and smiles  🙂

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