Photograph © Kerry Michaels
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.