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Our August Special
The gladiolus features a tall, striking stalk of blooms, and proudly fills the summer with beautiful, bright colors. Though you might have already fallen in love with August’s flower, here are five fun facts to seal the deal.
- What’s in a Name? Translated literally a gladiolus is a little sword in Latin. Gladioli have also been called xiphium, which comes from the Greek word, xiphios, which also means sword. Thus, alternate names are sword or corn lilies.
- Healing Powers – the corm (stem base) has been used as a bandage and to extract thorns or splinters. The corms were also powdered and mixed with goat’s milk to soothe symptoms of colic. But be careful, other parts are poisonous if eaten, and certain species cause irritation or allergic reaction when handled. Today we primarily use the gladiolus as a decorative flower in gardens and bouquets.
- Choices, Choices – Originally only about seven varieties of gladiolus existed naturally in South Africa. From these seven original species, more than 10,000 cultivars (or cultivated varieties) of the gladiolus exist today in varied heights, sizes, types of blooms, colors of blooms, and patterns of blooms. There is a gladiolus to complement every garden and every bouquet out there.
- More than Words – Gladioli express strength of character, remembrance, faithfulness, and moral integrity. The gladiolus, hence, its name, is also meant to pierce the heart of the recipient, conveying infatuation. Additional meaning can be conveyed through color choice; red typically conveys passion, white expresses purity, and yellow often means friendship.
- They’re Not Bulbs? – Although the gladiolus is a perennial flower, which can be dug up and stored through winter in cold climates, the flower does not have a true bulb, as other perennials do. The gladiolus bulb is called a corm.
*This special offer does not include sales tax. Photos are for inspiration only. Actual size, container, and design style may differ depending upon availability.
$100 total including delivery anywhere is Sarasota & Bradenton.*
Call Tiger Lily Extraordinary Flowers at 941-355-5661.
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The Tiger Lily Flower Design Class Series
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening with us as you explore vintage-inspired floral design. You will create two fresh floral designs using vintage-style containers for you to take home.
Wine & Design
Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an educational wine tasting as you explore the heritage of Tuscan-inspired floral design. You will create an Italian-inspired fresh floral design for you to take home.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a fun and laid-back evening as you create a German-inspired floral design. What better way to kick off the fall season? You will create two fresh floral designs for you to take home.
Location: Tiger Lily Flowers 1619 Desoto Rd Sarasota, Fl 34234
Fee: $125 per class or full series for $337.00 (a 10% savings)
What’s included: All flowers, foliage, supplies, design materials, and hands-on design instruction to create your arrangements. Light refreshments and drinks will be served with each design class.
Linda Domenico – Owner of Tiger Lily Flowers, and Cody W Eddleman – Floral Designer
We deliver locally to the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Manatee counties area and as a member of B Brooks Fine Flowers, you can send your flowers nationally and internationally.