After last season’s terrible failure growing gladiolus, I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant to try again. Still, I grabbed some bulbs and planted as soon as the soil was warm enough. For weeks, I waited without growth. Just as I had started to lose hope, the plants finally started to poke up from the soil.
The first variety to begin blooming this summer was the ‘Natan’ gladiolus. While taking photos of purple/pink flowers can be a little difficult sometimes, I was really happy to find that these snapshots perfectly reflect this flower’s true color in the garden.
Though the flower is mostly solid, there are some white details in the center of each. I only noticed this after zooming in very close with the camera during a failed attempt at taking a photo of a visiting hummingbird – the hummingbirds absolutely love these!
Have you ever grown ‘Natan’ gladiolus? What did you think? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for visiting the blog!