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This is a Gladiolus 'Nymph' (gladioli bulbs). Generally are with pink and white flowers and each flower have a distinctive cerise mark, which creates a pretty bi-coloured effect.

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:iconkatyani:
Katyani Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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CamelotRoad Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Wow!!!! :aww:
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
i know right...Nature never seize to amaze us....!
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a pretty flower ♥
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sheereenabba Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
t/y
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caminante0 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
*^* what a beautiful flower. Some plants have such interesting patterns, that you simply have to love nature for that :D
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
wow cool flower
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Very pretty! :)
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LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello lovly flower!
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:iconheartangelfied:
HeartANGELfied Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh This is lovely ^^
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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:iconheartangelfied:
HeartANGELfied Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem ;)
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The focus is spot on! And the green blurred background is perfect!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
you are too kind, thank you
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AUTOBOTLOVERPRIME Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
:iconlovelightpinkplz: OH , THIS "IS" A PARTICULARLY LOVELY BLOOM MY FRIEND! :iconlovelightpinkplz:

:iconbouquetplz: COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US IF THIS PRETTY FLOWER CAN BE GROWN EITHER INDOORS , IN A GREEN-HOUSE , OR PERHAPS AS A "GARDEN/OUTDOOR" PLANT ? :iconbouquetplz:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ps. here is the information you need for Gladiolus [link]. While i do not mind to send you the information that are readily available on line, might i suggest going forward that you could do the same. Thank you
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AUTOBOTLOVERPRIME Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:iconimsorryplz: OH I'm SORRY , I DIDN't REALIZE THAT IT MIGHT've BEEN A BOTHER FOR YOU . :iconimsorryplz: I WILL TRY TO REMEMBER FOR THE FUTURE , & THANKS ! :iconnodplz:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
No, not a bother...but why not help yourself with the info that are readily available to you instead of waiting for an answer! Often times I don't have the answer either, but in the end I always do...because I always look them up
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank You Very Much
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Wow!!!
Its so pretty =D
<3 <3 <3
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Bobcat79 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Very pretty shot.
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, Theresa! This is beautiful, and I have not seen that glad before. Gotta' get it for my Mom. She will love it! Thanks a million. See, you taught me something in gardening today with your "non-green thumb". I told you baloney then too! :D :heart:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
i am glad you like the flower, if you are going to buy them, you might need to do it soon, the season is nearly over...
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, I wrote it down and called my bulb guy to order for fall planting for Mom and me. Thanks! :heart:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
this is the information on line - Garden care: Plant corms 10cm deep and 10 - 15cm apart, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage. In frost-prone areas, lift them when the leaves turn yellow-brown, dip the corms in fungicide and store in a dry, frost-free place over winter.

BUT my understanding by gardening for all these years is that you plant these bulbs in the Spring and they will yield beautiful flowers this time of the year...until late June
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are correct, my dear Theresa. You can overwinter as described, or here in the sunny south we can plant in fall and the glads bloom early. If we plant the overwintered bulbs in the spring, then we have a 2nd crop of the beautiful blooms that last well into June, possibly July 4th. I do both in the same beds so I have extended continuous blooms and it makes my heart happy. Flowers do that to you, too, don't they? I see it in your photos. :heart: I can't wait to see this one in person!!! I have never seen anything in the plant world that grew a heart! :D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
i am glad i am able to share with you a plant that you have not met" until now, i feel privileged! i remembered on a particular mother's day, i "met" this plant that was so beautiful, i shed tears instantly, needless to say my kids were not amazed but understood i am a crazy plant lover. even thru today i want to take all of them home with me...(only i could...)
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL, I understand wanting at least 1 of everything out there. My garden would be about the size of Delaware! :D I ordered the corms for Mom and they should arrive tomorrow. She doesn't know, so she will be surprised and so excited!! She will call me right after she plants them. I also preordered fall bulbs for her and myself. It's too hot here to plant them now. Thank you so much for the new plant! I can't wait!!! I rarely see something as different as the Nymph and new. I am glad you love it too. I understand.
Let me know if you want some of our things for your garden. :heart: Lynn
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ps. may i ask what state do you live?
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, I live in Georgia just south of Atlanta. I lived and worked in big city Emergency Departments for 40 years and now live in a tiny town of 200+. The kids on my court practice cheers and put on shows for the families and me, an adopted Gramma to the 8 kids there. I,too,
love the garden and have an evergrowing one now. Many of my flowers are from generations of family before me and shared by aunts, uncles, syblings and cousins. That is why I got so excited about that unbelievable gladiolus. I will send you a yellow glad bulb that came from my Grandmother's beds on her farm. I helped her in the yard with her flowers and veg garden from the time I could toddle. Lots of bee stings out there! I grew up in South Carolina. My Dad was in the Army and we lived all over the world, but when we could not go with Dad we came home to my Grandparents' farm. Animals, flowers, milkcows, the works! Now I do the same things with my grandkids.
Last summer my garden furnished my neighbors, 8 families, with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, melon and fresh flowers. Fun and funny!
Also helped out the food bank at church with the excess. Amazing what happy plants will do for us, don't you think? Same as happy people, only easier. :D If you would like a few goodies, purple bearded iris with 7" tall blooms, lilies, glads, etc., let me know and we can work out how to get them to you. I also have some dark red daylily seed if you like. I don't know the species name, just how beautiful they are. They came from stock older than I am. :heart:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
i love gardening more than any activities, i have a very beautiful garden, there's not a day i don't tend to my garden...i think i would die if i do not have this sanctuary to go to on the daily basis
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand. It has always been my therapy, too! :heart:
It makes you a better person because you know there are things you can depend on, no matter what! A little soil, food, water and light and the plant knows what to do. I think it is the same as a small child. They know the truth anyway, so you have to be honest with them. Kind but honest. The garden feels when we are honest and try. Then it literally blooms itself into redemption and to death to please the earth- us. Very simple and simple to understand. The blooms always make me teary eyed because of the beauty and truth of them. Not sad tears, happy tears. :)
I can see your love in your photos. When I look at your work it is what I see in my mind when I look at the plants. You put it on the page and it makes me have goosebumps! I am learning so much from you watching your shots. The garden and the animals are comfortable with you among them. Amazing. You should be so proud! I tell so many people in landscape/garden/food to go to your gallery. They all come back to thank me. You are appreciated for your work and your sensitivity and creativity. Keep doing what you're doing. :D :huggle:
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Asterlia Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
What kind of camera do you use? This is beautiful!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ps. of rather
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
You can see the info on the right side f the screen
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Asterlia Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, sorry! I didn't see that
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Spiritleaf7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
That's so pretty :D I love the colors.
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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Spiritleaf7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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