I recently became Glad Mad and am trying to find out some information about this amazing jewel. I had a flower in my garden and it has been amazing every year in returning. I would like to know where I can go, or any information you have on how they change the colors on the Gladiolus? I am writing a non-ficition piece and will compare the changes of the flower to life events. I wrote a piece last year called "Tickling the Blueberries". I am a student in creative non-fiction writing at UNCW, and love digging in the dirt, like the rest of the group on Dave's Garden. I started with the group over five years ago, but had to stop gardening and everything to take care of my husband during his recovery of brain surgery. He is fine now, so I am returning to the garden. Any thoughts or direction of where to go would be appreciated.