He did not know his gladiola colors complemented my silk painting above the fireplace. So the glads are staying in front of the fireplace.
(39" x 41")Kudos to nice neighbors.
...to prolong the blooming period of columbine you need to interrupt this seed producing process by removing the faded flowers and any seed pods that have formed. The plant then sends up more flowers in an effort to make more seeds. Since columbine are perennial and grow back from their rootstock, you'll still have a columbine in the same spot next year... sourceIt is a shame to pluck these beauties and denude them of flowers. But I saved some columbines in pictures just in case we don't get another crop of yellow columbines this summer.