The other day I was lucky to get a mixed pack of gladiolas to play with. As I was carrying them to the car a woman stopped me and said how pretty they were but she normally didn’t like them. “Let me guess why?” I asked her. “Do they remind you of a funeral home?” “Yes,” she replied. Indeed glads are often used in large arrangements because of their height as spokes in the backdrop- their tips reaching to the sky in a wavy fashion. I showed her how she could break apart the “secunds” (bisexual flowerets) and use them separately. She liked that better. Here are two different ways you can have fun using them.