Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sword Lily

I totally dig gladioluses, which have been blooming recently in my garden. They are also known as "sword lilies," by the way--the "gladi" in the root of the word is the same as the root in "gladiator." Isn't that fascinating?

I tried to upload a photo of a gladiolus here, in case you don't know what they look like, but the technology is currently beyond my grasp. Yeah, I'm an idiot. Here's a link to one instead.

6 Comments:

Blogger Dale said...

They're beautiful but seemed to be used pretty extensively here at funerals.

4:55 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

I didn't know that. Cool.

9:11 AM  
Blogger mellowlee said...

I think it's lilies in general I've always associated with funerals, which is unfortunate because they are so gorgeous!!! Have you seen the movie "Drop Dead Fred"? That's what gladi's always remind me of. heehee!!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Saviour Onassis said...

You know if you dig up flowers, they die... Right?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

That's what I meant, funerals for the flowers themselves. Okay, I didn't.

6:27 AM  
Blogger The Sinister Porpoise said...

gladiolus means "Little sword." From the latin gladius, which is the sword the legeionaires carried.

5:47 PM  

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