Wednesday, December 13, 2006

GLADIOLUS - Flower Fest

Gladiolus are known by a number of names: Gladiolus, gladiola, "glads", and even "Sword Lilly". Why Sword Lily, you might ask? It's because of their long, sword-like leaves. But, Glads are not members of the lily family. Whatever you like to call them, they are one of the more popular flowers grown in the home garden.
Gladiolus are native to the mountains of South America. They are widely grown in the U.S., Europe and Asian countries too. Gladiolus are easy to grow, and make for a beautiful flower in the garden and in floral arrangements, hence their popularity.
Blossoms come in a wide range of colors and bicolors. The blossoms will open from the bottom first.
With just a little attention, glads will burst into a bloom of tall spikes in August (here in U.S.) But in back home India,(Bangalore) in my parents' garden, we have them almost throughout the the year.Galds are my Appa's favorite!He is just mad about them !

For more on flowers go to "Flower Fest - The A - Z of Flowers"

Flower Fest


Blogger md said...

nimage comment bareyo badloo naanu kelavu links kodta iddeni..
plz visit w/o fail

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Manisha said...

Mala, welcome to Flower Fest! We are really thrilled to have you join in the fun! The round-up for G has been posted. Please take a look whenever you get a chance!

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Shilpa said...

Hi Mala,

Came over from flower-fest. You have some really beautiful flower pictures. I also had fun trying my rusty Kannada reading skills.Nimma bareyuva style tumba chennagide!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Mahantesh said...

elli naDita ide re e Flower fest?

2:00 AM  
Blogger mala rao said...

ಎಮ್ ಡಿ
ಅವರಿಗೆ ದುರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ
ನೀವು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಲಿಂಕ್ನಿಂದ ನೋಡಿದ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಗಳು ತುಂಬಾ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿವೆ ವಿಷದ ವಾಗಿ ಇನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಹೋಗಿ ನೋದುವೆ ಥ್ಯಾಂಕ್ಸ್
ಹೀಗೇ ಆಗಾಗ ಬರುತ್ತಿರಿ

6:28 PM  
Blogger mala rao said...

ಹೂವಿನ ಉತ್ಸವ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಯಾವುದೋ ಊರಿನಲ್ಲಲ್ಲ
ನಮ್ಮನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಲೋಕದಲ್ಲೇ...
ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ವಿವರಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ

6:31 PM  
Blogger mala rao said...

Hi Manisha,
welcome to chitradurga!
Thanks a lot for including me in this wonderful festivel of flowers

6:34 PM  
Blogger mala rao said...

Hi shilpa
Welcome to chitradurga
thanks for visiting and for your comment...
hIgE aagaaga baruttaa iri...

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quite interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter.

4:16 PM  

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