Warm souls and hearts - give bouquets of gladioli!
Already with one of their magnificent and solemn appearance theseflowers as if say what they are meant for. Bouquets of gladioli - a beautiful decoration and an unforgettable birthday present and wedding, newborns at discharge from the hospital and schoolchildren on September 1, women and men. Collect such a bouquet is not an easy task. But all difficulties are nothing compared to the joy of the one who will receive this bouquet!
However, before we begin to compose the bouquet, we will learn how to cut flowers correctly for it.
The moment for cutting the gladiolus is determined by the weather. If the street is cloudy and the plant is well provided with moisture, while daytime temperatures are moderate, cut-off can be done at any time. In summer, when the weather is fine, it decreases: from it falls the period from 11 to 18 hours.
The best variant of a cut flower is a half-opened bud. All the flowers will unfold gradually, and the bouquets of gladioli will stand well in water for one and a half, or even two weeks.
Correctly cut gladiolus - the guarantee of healthhis corms. That she is not sick, it is necessary to apply the following method. Having planned a place of a cut on a stalk, with a sharp knife to make on it two opposite to each other not cutting, not touching leaves. Then gently pull out the incised part of the flower stem, shaking it from side to side. In this case, the leaves will close the cut, and there will not get water, causing rot.
Inflorescence of the gladiolus before making bouquets,like already prepared bouquets, should be in water, which must first be boiled and cooled to room temperature. To prolong the freshness of gladioli, 1 liter of such water should be supplemented with one of the following: activated charcoal (1 tablet), aspirin (1 crushed tablet), sugar (2 tsp), table salt (1 tsp) , boric acid (1 tsp), vinegar 3% (1 tbsp.), ammonia (2-3 drops), citric acid (0.4 g) or manganese (0.5 g). Water should be changed daily, and the stems, before putting them in fresh water, slightly cut. Also, the lower flowers should be removed in a timely manner if they began to fade.
Now we collect a bouquet from gladioli, considering who and for what it is intended.
The older the woman, the more and more magnificentto be gladioli in a bouquet. The girls will be very affectionate-pink, orange, bright yellow and blue small-flowered gladioli. Young women - red or crimson, monophonic or in combination with white. Women of middle age - cream, orange and bright yellow.
Male bouquet is uniquely large, monophonic, red or crimson.
Another thing - wedding bouquets of gladioli. For such a solemn occasion, the best option will be light and elegant, gentle colors. Large specimens are not suitable, it is best to take small-flowered twigs, in the extreme case - medium-sized. "Unload" the bouquet will help green decoration.
And for babies, only those who have come into the world, it is appropriate to have very miniature gladioli corresponding to the floor colors.
When children grow up enough to goin school, they will take with them to the holiday a "classic" bouquet. By the way, gladioli in it do not always have to be red; the main thing is that they should be bright. And more: choose a bouquet of this size so that it does not interfere with the first-grader when driving.
There are also possible tandems: with gladioli perfectly combined dahlias, orchids, chrysanthemums and other voluminous flowers with a high stem. On the decorative design of a bouquet of gladioli, florists recommend taking gypsophila, burgrass, host, asparagus or rhubarb. Yes, and against the background of palm leaves, the inflorescence will look superb.
Bouquets of gladioli are elegant and fresh outsidedepending on the location: in the hands of the first-graders, in the hands of the bride, in the table composition, and in a large outdoor vase.