Thursday, July 7, 2011
The glads I have growing here at Seven Oaks came from the good old dollar store. Each spring they sell little packages of 5 tiny corms for $1 and I'm a sucker whenever they get gardening stuff in. I'm always amazed that they grow - and seem to multiple each year. I found out that the trick to growing them so that they don't topple over is to plant them very deeply, something I'm terrible at, which uses soil to support the stem as the flower grows. That's probably why most of mine are flopping this way and that in the garden.
And speaking of enjoying flowers, I've discovered something new with gladiolus too; hummingbirds love them. When I sit out on my back deck, I always catch a glimpse of a whir of iridescent green as the hummingbirds find the peach and orange colored gladiolus.
Please enjoy my latest article on Growing Gladiolus as Cut Flowers here on Hub Pages.