Last night mechanics were spotlighted. How to keep these gladiolas upright in a lovely vase that clearly would not support them. If you look closely you will see at the bottom of the vase, a pin holder or metal frog. I attached some floral sticky tape to its underside to keep it in place.
Even though I had dried the vase numerous times there seemed to be several drops of water lingering. This tape is powerful stuff but not impervious to H20. I was fortunate to catch this picture before the glads tumbled over. I needed a larger frog to hold them up. After the picture was taken I covered the pin holder with some deep green straw like material. In the end the glads dramatically display their height and stateliness in this oversized fern glass.