Ps. here is the information you need for Gladiolus [link]. While i do not mind to send you the information that are readily available on line, might i suggest going forward that you could do the same. Thank you
No, not a bother...but why not help yourself with the info that are readily available to you instead of waiting for an answer! Often times I don't have the answer either, but in the end I always do...because I always look them up
Oh, Theresa! This is beautiful, and I have not seen that glad before. Gotta' get it for my Mom. She will love it! Thanks a million. See, you taught me something in gardening today with your "non-green thumb". I told you baloney then too!
this is the information on line - Garden care: Plant corms 10cm deep and 10 - 15cm apart, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage. In frost-prone areas, lift them when the leaves turn yellow-brown, dip the corms in fungicide and store in a dry, frost-free place over winter.
BUT my understanding by gardening for all these years is that you plant these bulbs in the Spring and they will yield beautiful flowers this time of the year...until late June
You are correct, my dear Theresa. You can overwinter as described, or here in the sunny south we can plant in fall and the glads bloom early. If we plant the overwintered bulbs in the spring, then we have a 2nd crop of the beautiful blooms that last well into June, possibly July 4th. I do both in the same beds so I have extended continuous blooms and it makes my heart happy. Flowers do that to you, too, don't they? I see it in your photos. I can't wait to see this one in person!!! I have never seen anything in the plant world that grew a heart!
i am glad i am able to share with you a plant that you have not met" until now, i feel privileged! i remembered on a particular mother's day, i "met" this plant that was so beautiful, i shed tears instantly, needless to say my kids were not amazed but understood i am a crazy plant lover. even thru today i want to take all of them home with me...(only i could...)
LOL, I understand wanting at least 1 of everything out there. My garden would be about the size of Delaware! I ordered the corms for Mom and they should arrive tomorrow. She doesn't know, so she will be surprised and so excited!! She will call me right after she plants them. I also preordered fall bulbs for her and myself. It's too hot here to plant them now. Thank you so much for the new plant! I can't wait!!! I rarely see something as different as the Nymph and new. I am glad you love it too. I understand. Let me know if you want some of our things for your garden. Lynn
Sure, I live in Georgia just south of Atlanta. I lived and worked in big city Emergency Departments for 40 years and now live in a tiny town of 200+. The kids on my court practice cheers and put on shows for the families and me, an adopted Gramma to the 8 kids there. I,too, love the garden and have an evergrowing one now. Many of my flowers are from generations of family before me and shared by aunts, uncles, syblings and cousins. That is why I got so excited about that unbelievable gladiolus. I will send you a yellow glad bulb that came from my Grandmother's beds on her farm. I helped her in the yard with her flowers and veg garden from the time I could toddle. Lots of bee stings out there! I grew up in South Carolina. My Dad was in the Army and we lived all over the world, but when we could not go with Dad we came home to my Grandparents' farm. Animals, flowers, milkcows, the works! Now I do the same things with my grandkids. Last summer my garden furnished my neighbors, 8 families, with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, melon and fresh flowers. Fun and funny! Also helped out the food bank at church with the excess. Amazing what happy plants will do for us, don't you think? Same as happy people, only easier. If you would like a few goodies, purple bearded iris with 7" tall blooms, lilies, glads, etc., let me know and we can work out how to get them to you. I also have some dark red daylily seed if you like. I don't know the species name, just how beautiful they are. They came from stock older than I am.
I understand. It has always been my therapy, too! It makes you a better person because you know there are things you can depend on, no matter what! A little soil, food, water and light and the plant knows what to do. I think it is the same as a small child. They know the truth anyway, so you have to be honest with them. Kind but honest. The garden feels when we are honest and try. Then it literally blooms itself into redemption and to death to please the earth- us. Very simple and simple to understand. The blooms always make me teary eyed because of the beauty and truth of them. Not sad tears, happy tears. I can see your love in your photos. When I look at your work it is what I see in my mind when I look at the plants. You put it on the page and it makes me have goosebumps! I am learning so much from you watching your shots. The garden and the animals are comfortable with you among them. Amazing. You should be so proud! I tell so many people in landscape/garden/food to go to your gallery. They all come back to thank me. You are appreciated for your work and your sensitivity and creativity. Keep doing what you're doing.