Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gladioli's to make you glad!

Yeah - they are finally starting to open ! We have been waiting patiently for days and days for them and look - they are blooming !

We have a beautiful scarlet red - the stalk on this one is HUGE and it is going to have 16 flowers on it!! We also have a ruffled salmon, a pretty peach, a gorgeous ruffle pink and white (mom's favorite) and a single pink. We have heaps and heaps more still growing, they have flower stalks on them but they will be at least another week before they open. Mom did notice a yellow one is very close though and she is hoping we get a deep red.

We haven't been doing much at all lately - we are heading into our fourth week of 90+ heat and considering yesterday was the first day of summer - I am not looking forward to the next few months. Mom is also fighting with the dreaded "depression monster" at the moment. She is winning but it makes her very tired having to fight it daily. I tried finding it so I could bite it and make it leave - but monsters are REALLY hard to find - I checked under the bed, in the closet, in the garage, under the sofas, in the spare bedroom - but nothing. I think it is hiding in the attic - but I'm not allowed to go up there. Anyway we hope these flowers make you feel good. Click on them to see them bigger :)


  1. Just being with Mom is helping to keep back the monsters. You are doing a great job.

    -Katy & Bailey

  2. Hey, you were able to post pictures. I cant get blogger to accept mine. The flowers were beautiful! Summer is hard when it gets so hot. Maybe you can sign up for some easy inside dog classes or some other thing.

  3. Thos gorgeous gladioli surely should make your Mom happy - they are incredibly beautiful. Hope the Monster goes away and mom feels better.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. The flowers are beautiful!! My Mommy knows just how your mommy feels. She was feeling really bad when I came to live with her. But the doctor put her on some medicine and she got busy training me and she is a lot happier now. She still has sad days, but I guess I am better than any pill. Give your mommy some extra love and cuddles. And tell her to make some more pretty cards. They are so wonderful.

    Puppy Kisses,

  5. Awww..they are beautiful. We don't even have our glads poking their little greenness out of the ground yet. I hope some come up!

    I hope your Mom has a better day tomorrow. Not enough walkies to keep her happy, ey? You cuddle up now, that's bound to make her smile!

  6. The glads are gorgeous! Such huge flowers and pretty colors!

    Hope your mom keeps winning the battle - wish I could be there to help you get the monster, Reilly!

  7. Your glads are just beautiful and your garden is so colorful!
    We hope your mom chases the monster away, Reilly.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. How beautiful!

    We think just you trying to fight monsters for your Momma prolly makes her feel better!

    Sugar the Who

  9. I've been thinking....SHELTIE PARTY AT REILLY'S!

  10. Those flowers are beautiful!

    I love Dawn's idea, Sheltie Pawty!

  11. Hey Reilly! Your mom's glads are bootiful. We're sure being trapped in the house by the heat isn't helping her mood. Maybe you can set up an agility course for her in the house!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  12. Puppy hugs!! I LOVE your garden -- it's so pretty! Mommy can't plant any flowers in our backyard, 'cause, well... let's just say I like to run and dig just a little bit. ;)

    Happy Thursday woofs & hugs!

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  13. The flowers are pawsome. I'll sound a collie bark to chase those depressions away.

    Dog Dad, sez if your Mom ever wants to set up a time in the DWB chatroom, that is a possibilty. We visit there on Sundays at 9:00 AM EST, 8:00 AM Arkansas time.

    Essex & Dog Dad


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