The Gladioli are Finally Blooming!

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Some of my gladiolus bulbs are finally blooming! We had a long winter and a harsh spring, so I couldn’t put my gladiola bulbs in the ground until June, thus the late appearance.

In areas 6 and below, the gladiolus corms have to be dug up before the first frost and can’t be planted until after the last frost which doesn’t give them very much time to grow. They need at least 90 days to root, grow, bloom and store energy for the next year, so we cut it close each summer!

We have received a lot of rain which is causing the flowers to become heavy and topple over, so I have cut many of the stems and am enjoying them inside. I have not cut the foliage though. The plants need it to store energy for next year and I need it to remember where the corms are planted. :-)

 

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The cosmos are enjoying the cool, rainy weather: October2010 052

We are going to have a plentiful harvest of Heritage Raspberries this year: October2010 054 Every branch looks like that! I can’t wait to get those berries in my kitchen!

The Everbearing Strawberries are living up to their name: October2010 045 I do believe there are more pies and jams in our future. And hopefully there will be more flowers as well!

How are your gardens doing this fall?

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Comments

  1. vickie says

    Beautiful Glads -do you think you could prop them up with sticks (like tomato plants)? You inspire me to plant more Fall flowers -everything in my garden has died!
    vickie

  2. Bernie says

    Your Gladdies are just lovely … and I absolutely love your white Cosmos! I'm sure your raspberries and strawberries are going to be delicious … maybe some berry muffins as well!

  3. Thoughtfully blended hearts says

    Beautiful glads!!! Those raspberries and strawberries looks so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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