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container gardening picture of 'Rosy Supreme' gladiolas

Gladiolus 'Rosy Supreme'

Photograph © Kerry Michaels

I love growing gladiolas in container gardens. I tend to pack the bulbs pretty tightly in the pot and use good well drained soil. Gladiolas like full sun and take awhile to bloom. I usually cut the stalks when the first few blossoms have opened to bring them inside for cut flowers. They last well in a vase and I'm fascinated by watching the blossoms open one after the other.

You can buy bulbs in your local nursery or from a mail order specialty house. These beauties came from Brent and Becky's Bulbs.

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