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Gladioli love Southern California. My grandmother always grew lots of them to cut and take to church, which is possibly why most gladiolus hybrids will always have an air of the sanctimonious for me. I am the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

Some byzantine glads opened while I was out of town a few days. Flowers have that unerring sense of timing, don’t they? As I’ve written before, these bulbs are an inferior strain, in that they are not the desired deep … Continue reading

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