To celebrate the start of August, we bring to you a arrangement tutorial for Gladioli! Alongside the poppy, the gladiolus is actually the birth flower of August. The flower symbolizes strength and integrity, but also infatuation. The sword-like stem is the gladiator of all flowers and conveys compassion as it pierces through the hearts of its recipients. See below for steps to create a tall and summery arrangement for your favorite August born.