• August's Birthday Bloom ~The Gladiolus

    August's Birthday Bloom ~The Gladiolus

    August birthday blooms are fierce and fiery with a dash of bold. You'll find a flower worthy of being known as the flower of the Gladiator. Gladiolus resemble honor and remembrance. They can also represent the strength of character, never giving up, faithfulness and integrity or infatuation.

    gladiolus

    Standing tall and proud, the Gladiola can reach a height of 4 feet tall. They create a long spire of blooms starting from the bottom and working its way to the top. They have been referred to as "sword flowers" since they have long thick blades of grass.

    Often used in floral displays and grown in cutting gardens these flowers will bloom in bold, bright oranges and reds to shades of pastel blues, pinks, and yellows.

    Fun facts about Gladiolus
    * In England they used the powdered roots of the gladiolus to make a poultice for wounds.
    * Many gladiolus roots are poisonous causing skin irritations.
    * One species of gladiolus provides a source of food in the Congo.
    * The spire of the flower is said to penetrate straight to the recipient's heart with love."

    The Gladiola is a flower that can celebrate any occasion and especially if you are an August Birthday!!

    gladiolus meaning

    shop Aprilierre

  • Comments on this post (0 comments)

  • Leave a comment

Related Posts

What is the significance of a Mothers Ring?
What is the significance of a Mothers Ring?
Celebrating the family's matriarch has been a tradition celebrated in various cultures, so you would think the practice
Read More
Grasping Gold;  What to consider when purchasing Gold Jewelry
Grasping Gold; What to consider when purchasing Gold Jewelry
If you are considering enriching your jewelry collection by adding a gold piece, it is helpful to understand things to c
Read More
A couple words about Sustainability and Impact
A couple words about Sustainability and Impact
With the recent IPCC report about Global Warming and its Code Red for  change has made me evaluate my environmental impa
Read More