about the site

In 2004, Cates Family Glads released its first gladiolus price list at the North American Gladiolus Council's annual convention. The following year, along with a more substantial catalog, cates-family-glads.org was established, out of the idea of making Cates gladiolus bulbs available for sale to more than just those on our mailing list.

Originally, cates-family-glads.org contained only a few articles and a price list; it's expanded to include a large number of gladiolus photographs, all of which were taken in the Cates' flower-sorting room on our farm. As we continue to expand our gladiolus collection, the collection of photos on the site will do the same.

The site is maintained and designed by Margaret Cates, using Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Notepad. Photos after 2006 were taken with an HP Photosmart M527 6.0 MP digital camera. Photos after 2008 were taken with a Fujifilm Finepix J150W 10.0 MP digital camera. Photos after 2010 were taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP digital camera. All content is copyright © Margaret Cates, Paul Cates, and Cates Family Glads, unless otherwise noted.

Cates Family Glads is owned and operated by Paul and Elisabeth Cates of East Vassalboro, Maine.


about the layout

The current layout of this site was designed in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Notepad, using photography by Margaret Cates. To view screenshots of previous layouts, click a thumbnail below.


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