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#35123 June 6th, 2005 at 03:17 AM
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sheri-bestofour asked about her glads... well, i told her i'd post when mine start to bloom, and they finally have, one has spent blooms, one is blooming now, and the others are thinking about it... so, you should see some soon thumbup

#35124 June 6th, 2005 at 07:11 AM
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mine are still leaves. This patience thing is the pits lol.

#35125 June 6th, 2005 at 04:17 PM
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Haaaaaaaaaaaa, mine are still in a bag!!!

#35126 June 6th, 2005 at 04:20 PM
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lol@Weezie.

I luv you Weezie. kissies thumbup You make things all better. My glads are looking real nice now lol. Even if they are just leaves.

#35127 June 6th, 2005 at 04:24 PM
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I love glads, I plant them so I have them going all summer once they start to bloom.
I have yet to get them,lolol, won't be long before i will go get them and start to plant them continuosly when they start to pop above the ground.
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#35128 June 6th, 2005 at 04:26 PM
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mine already bloomed.but are different bloom times for them and plus i'm a warmer region.just keep watching....it will shoot a stalk up.

#35129 June 6th, 2005 at 04:53 PM
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Don't worry TK, mine are still leaves also. I planted about 50 bulbs in a straight row in front of my azealas. I plan on planting about another 100 or so when I get them in a couple of weeks. cool

#35130 June 6th, 2005 at 07:28 PM
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leaves, leaves, more leaves. I have a zillion glads, and all leaves - harumph!

Hmm...so it's not too late to plant them yet? I won a package at a baby shower and haven't planted them yet....Yippee! LOL!

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#35131 June 7th, 2005 at 05:00 PM
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HI wavey all my glads are just now starting to put on the shoots i have one that has buds on it now so it should not be long befor they all go into bloom.i live in zone 7 so yall just be patient with them.weezie your a hoot laugh .your friend in gardening.mike57 wavey flw flw

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Continuing along the line of mary's question-is it too late plant bulbs of any kind. It is still technicaly(sp) spring and thats what it says on the bag!!

#35133 June 8th, 2005 at 06:05 PM
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I'm in zone 7 too. They just like Mike better than they do me. (where's the pout greamlin?) Oh G-mom where are you? lol

But then I didn't get them in real early either so maybe that's it. I don't even think the leaves are full grown right now. I do know they are fighting maple seedlings and burmuda grass roots right now. I evidently didn't go down deep enough when I turned the soil. I dig up what I can but I don't want to go that close to the bulbs and maybe damage them so it's all hand picking close up and the seedlings/burmuda is winning.

#35134 June 8th, 2005 at 06:28 PM
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T - there's no way of damaging those glad bulbs short of running them over with a truck. And it would have to be an 18 wheeler. Twice.

When I cleaned out the front of the house, I also turned the soil (pre-having a clue) thinking I'd be planting there, or something. I forget why I did it, but anywho... There were a buncha bulbs. I didn't know what they were. I tossed them all to the side (about 30 or so) finished digging and then tossed them back in, covering them with about 4" of soil. Maybe. One of the corms (I think, not 'bulbs'?) are actually sitting on top of the soil with glads growing! I couldn't believe it when thousands (ok may be I'm exaggerating) of shoots started coming up. I'm convinced there's no hurting these things. Hey! (lightbulb) I'll have glads to trade this fall! Wahoo! 'course if everyone grows em like this, nobody will want any LOL!

Anyway, I'm in zone 6, and they're still just leaves. Wonder if I did damage them, not realizing it yet, and they won't flower? Hmmm time will tell I suppose. Be right back...gonnna go get a picture of my zillions of glads (notice the numbers keep increasing)

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HI DAISYSMURF you can plant bulbs just abought any time.as far as glads or other bulbs go. but you might not get any blooms on them till next year if you plant them real late. but tulips need to be planted in the fall for early spring blooms.i use a little bone meal when planting bulbs it gives them a burst of energy when they start to grow and gives them nice healthy blooms.hope this helps.your friend in gardening.mike57

#35136 June 8th, 2005 at 08:15 PM
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Okay, here they are, all zillion of them!

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Here's the corm I was talking about, just sitting on top of the soil!

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Now all I need are some flowers! wink

#35137 June 8th, 2005 at 08:55 PM
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Don't worry Mary, I think they are going to be a great trade item.

#35138 July 5th, 2005 at 03:28 AM
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My gladiolas are falling over, should I stake them?If so what with?

#35139 July 5th, 2005 at 03:46 AM
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Yes-- there are items called plant stakes --a long metal stake with an open ring at the top made for just this purpose -- if you can get someone to make you some that's good You may be able to find them at a local store. You might also try a dowel and some old knee highs or string. I reccomend the nylons because they will be less likely to cut into the plant ....

#35140 July 5th, 2005 at 05:31 PM
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One of the glads is almost a flower. It's a real pretty red. Hope no one picks it until I get a picture of it in full bloom.

#35141 July 5th, 2005 at 08:14 PM
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HI wavey all my glad where very very pretty this year and put on extra shoots of blooms.but some of mine did fall over to.placeing dowel rods helps a lot to hold the up.guess i will have to buy more rods next year i lost a few glads this year because they broke when i tryed to stand them back up eek but will be ready next year for them.hope evryones gardens are blooming well i know mine are wink still have a lot more stuff to bloom yet like all my vine plants some are blooming now but some are slow to start.your friend in gardening.mike57

#35142 July 6th, 2005 at 01:57 AM
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Lol weezie! Mine are all still in a bag too! Do you think its too late to plant them and expect flowers?

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Thanks for remembering jiffy but mine started blooming a few weeks ago. Did you see the bouquet from yesterday. Some glads are in that vase and here they are about a week ago.

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Remember when, I think it was Chrissy, started the thing where we were given someone's name to send presents too? Cindy sent me these. They are so pretty. I like pink a lot. We should do that again.


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