|Getting ready to BURST with color!|
Presently, they are kind of interspersed in my front flower bed. Next year I plan to create my own separate "cutting garden," so I'll move the bulbs there. These flowers are perfect for cutting and bringing indoors.
Some interesting facts about gladioli:
- Of the Iris family, or "iridaceous" (I think that's a cool word)
- The word "Gladiolus" is Latin for "little sword"
- Glads are not hardy here in Zone 5, so you plant the corms in mid May and dig them up again in late September, then store them inside until they are ready to plant the following May (ideally a cool garage or refrigerator, just don't freeze them)!
- During the summer, new corms form under the old corms. You remove these old corms in the winter and discard