Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, July 24, 2010


This is the first year I have grown Glads to be so tall. The red one on the right, is just shy of six feet tall.

The corms from these gladioli will be lifted in fall, as these are grown in my vegetable garden, and don't have the protection from the elements as the ones do near the house.

Not a gladioli, but a sweet little dove which has taken to visiting the feeder, to eat seeds the other rowdy, greedy birds scatter on the deck below.


meemsnyc said...

Those are pretty glads, and tall!

Anonymous said...

The glads must be enjoying the vege garden soil.

RainGardener said...

KeeWee your glads are beautiful. We love them so much but have to buy new ones each year it seems. We've had them in 3 different places and they never seem to come back happy. None this year. ;-( Aren't the doves nice? The first year they ever flew in here was on our anniversary so we've always called them our love birds.

Laura said...

They must be well fed, growing so tall! Well done!