This flower, shining in the late fall sun, is one of my favorites. In my garden it usually blooms late in August or in early September. This year its blooming in October, because I got the bulbs at an end of spring clearance and then took forever to get them into the soil.
The small, fragrant flower is pure white with a maroon throat. The foliage of Gladiolus Callianthus is the same thin, sword-like leaves of other more common kinds of glads.
In my opinion, for maximum impact, this a delicate beauty is best planted in clumps of 12 or 15 bulbs.
Sadly, the bulbs are not hardy in my Southern Ontario garden.
On a another note, it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Not only is it a great time to be thankful for family, friends and all the many things in our lives we tend to take for granted, it is also a great time to get out there and
pick some apples or
choose the perfect pumpkin to decorate the front porch.
And what better time of year is there to take in a little of that gorgeous fall color! Have a great weekend everyone!