I planted about 20 Gladioli bulbs in April-May 2014. Not all of them are blooming yet, but we noticed one of them had a lovely stalk of flowers. Something (I suspect wind or an animal) must have bumped against the plant and hence it was kinda smushed to the ground.
I tried to 'fix' the smushed plants with some props and ended-up breaking the stalk with the flowers, off the plant.
Well, it worked out okay, as I made it a gift to my lovely wife, which she appreciated.
I couldn't help take a lot of pictures of this flower stalk, as I find it so pretty, in red.