Plant gladiollas in clusters for more dramatic effect. This flower SO reminds me of my grandmother. She loved them and grew rows and rows of them in her flower garden. There were vases full of glads throughout the house when these flowers were in bloom.
Blushing Bromeliad ~ Although small purple flowers form in the center of blushing bromeliad's vase, the variegated foliage is the star attraction and source of its common name. Leaves have saw-tooth edges, so take care when handling the plant. Water the central vase rather than the soil.