"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave..."
Well, I have come to the end of my trilogy on gladiolus, and I am glad. Even though they are stately and beautiful, they still give me the creeps. But I wanted to show you some of the different colors I found. They are the August birth flower and the 40th wedding anniversary flower. There are 260 different species of them! The name comes from the word "gladius", meaning sword. They symbolize strength and moral integrity and are reminiscent of the Roman gladiators, because of their tall sword like structure. Just another reason for me to dislike them!
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitude of the heart."