November 18, 2007 – Digging Gladiolas

It’s time to get the gladiola bulbs out of the ground. It’s a little like Christmas or winning the lottery.  Many times you plant one bulb, and get back two, or sometimes even three!

This particular bulb has produced two new bulbs.  The original bulb is on the bottom, barely visible in this photo.  So, you just break apart the new bulbs and throw the old one back to the earth.  And again, the price is right – just a little labor in exchange for a stunning stem.  You can see the ground is a bit dry – after a very wet August and September, we’ve not had rain for a month.

Here’s a bushel basket full of gladiola bulbs, ready for winter storage and the promise of another season.

one year ago…