These are new in my…

These are new in my garden, Abyssinian gladioli, aka peacock orchids. They're not orchids at all, but rather an odd variety of gladiolus. These pictured are actually Roshani's -- mine are mostly not blooming yet, except for a few that got kind of rain-soggy and don't look their best. I'm still thinking about how best to plant them -- I did a bunch of small clumps, and that ended up kind of weird -- they send up lovely tall green leaves, more than knee-height, which last for months before the flowers appear. So I had all these odd spiky patches in my garden. I think I'm going to try grouping them more strongly next time, and also putting them a bit further back. Not sure. Will have to think about it, but meantime, they sure are pretty.

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