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Planting "Glads"
May 17, 2012
12:46 pm
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Joelle
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happy-flowerHello–I would like to plant some “glads” is it to late in the season to do so?

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May 17, 2012
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May 17, 2012
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I planted a bag of home depot glads about twenty years ago and each spring I rake up the dead tops and compost them  and each summer I cut the blooms for the house. That is all the care they get or have gotten. Our winters can put a foot of frost in the ground or none at all.

May 17, 2012
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Folks who have OCD gardening problems plant a group of glads every two weeks  for a couple of months so that they get a long blooming season. I just enjoy them while they are here.

May 17, 2012
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Thank you Ross. I am hoping the bulbs are still  available, I am going to stop at the garden center and Lowes, I am hoping to find them. The last time I planted any glads was about 30 years ago they were so big I had to stake them. I am looking forward to having them again.

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May 17, 2012
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Don’t know this as an absolute fact, but evidently there are different kinds of glads.  Perhaps even a wide variety of them.

Grew up with everyone having gladiolas in their gardens.  All they did was put them in the ground and they came up year after year.  When I tried, the best I ever had was a single season.  Tried again last year, they were lovely, and they are looking pretty good now.  Keep fingers crossed!

So, obviously I know next to nothing about glads!  But, I would get them into the ground pretty soon.  Mine look like they are about ready to send up blossom stems – the leaves are over 2 feet high already!

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May 17, 2012
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I think that my neglect results in a self mulching for the winter effect. They are located on a south facing sheltered from the west patch. I have been astonished that they have done so well.

May 18, 2012
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Thank you for your help Ross, I stopped at a garden center in the city this morning and purchases 20 bulbs, I am looking forward to watching them grow.

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June 15, 2012
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How are your Glads doing Joell?

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