My grandfather used to have a bunch of gladiolus in his garden when I grew up. I spend a lot of Summer’s at my grandparents and gardening was always a big thing to get more vegetables on the table. My grandfather had kind of a green thumb and I can’t recall a year when he hadn’t had potatoes, strawberries, apples, raspberries and other things going on in his garden.
That’s the reason I plant gladiolus in front of my house. And now they are starting to bloom.