My first gladiolus, quite a bit more salmon coloured than I was expecting, but still pretty. It just goes to show, flowers look different in different places, in bud, and open.
I couldn’t really find the right colours to go with it at first, but the dark colours of oregano and dahlia buds seemed to work. A brown Salvia, Brown Owl, was another one which I found the colour difficult to begin with, but it’s dark purple bracts and strange brown yellow flowers seemed to work perfectly. Sweet peas echo the colour in the centre of the gladiolus and add scent.
I used Cosmos as foliage because my Cosmos which was grown from seed turned out to be 4 feet high and is drowning the orange tree it’s growing next to. It seems true that seed sown Cosmos grow better than planted seedlings.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden has a stunning amethyst arrangement today and others will be joining as well with Winter arrangements and early Spring flowers.