Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Late summer flowers - Gladiola

Gladiola is the flower for the month of August. The name of this tall and narrow flower, a native of Africa, derives from the latin gladius, meaning “sword”; hence its nickname, sword lily. They are a symbol of strength of character, sincerity, and remembrance. Some people will send them to show their infatuation: “sword lilies” can pierce hearts!

It is also possible to embellish your garden with gladioli, although they prefer hot and humid regions. In Montreal, because of the cold, it is necessary to dig up the gladioli bulbs before the first frost, and store them in your home.

Not able to plant them? Send them as a late summer bouquet. This slender bloom comes in various colors, and will decorate with elegance any home or office. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of our gladiola bouquet promotion in Montreal!