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Kerry Michaels


By November 20, 2012

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This may seem like an odd time of year to write about gladiolas, but the last of mine have just bitten the dust so they are on my mind. I usually buy a boatload of them in the spring when they go on sale and then procrastinate about planting them, so mine are late bloomers. I plant them in reusable grocery bags, tuck them into my perennial beds and have a raised bed that I just plant summer blooming bulbs in.

Since they take awhile to bloom and aren't al that attractive until they do, I think of them as cutting flowers and love having vases full of them all over the house.

Tips for Growing Gladiolas in Containers


November 21, 2012 at 8:07 am
(1) Susan says:

I love this arrangement — sort of ikebana-ish. Unfortunately, I don’t like gladiolas. They are used too much for funerals in my part of the world. My mom loved them, though — called them “glads.”

November 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(2) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

Great tips for planting never would of have thought of my self Thanks so much!

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