My first Gladiolus bloom. I planted a bunch of these bulbs around the house earlier this year. They shut up green but never bloomed. Some of them just turned brown and that was that. Not sure why this happened. I planted my last remaining bulbs in the side garden a few weeks ago and they look healthy. We'll see how they do. As for now, I'll take this one! It's towering above all the wildflowers right now. So lovely!