Anthurium Week, Gladiolus Week, 6 New Flowers & 30 Seasonal Flowers 25 august 2022
Gladiolus Red Balance
Gladiolus Sugar Babe
Gladiolus Grower visit De Ridder
Gladiolus: the flower that says ''I am proud, I have character, I endure!''
Gladiolus was already known in the Roman times. Its shape resembles a sword (gladius).
Do you know the expression “The death or the Gladiolus”?
When gladiators fought in the arena, they either died or they received a shower of Gladiolus flowers. In the Netherlands Gladiolus are still presented to finishers of sports events.
Is this why the logo of grower “De Ridder” has a knight in its logo? No, it’s a coincidence, because the Dutch family name De Ridder means The Knight in English!
The flowers are harvested by pulling out the flower and bulb from the soil.
It’s time to harvest when the stem is tall enough. Also, the bottom flower must have the right thickness and just a bit of color. All other flowers are green and closed when harvested, but they will open later on.
The harvest of Gladiolus starts at 6 AM. In the relative cold temperatures of the morning the stems are strong and straight.
Most important for wholesaler and florist is to put the Gladiolus in fresh water. There is no need to remove the top flowers.
When the Gladiolus comes to full bloom and the first bottom flowers start to wither, gently pull these out.
8 totally different ways to use Gladdies!
Pictures: Funny How Flowers Do That & 365 Days of Flowers