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    Gladiolus Mon Amour

    http://www.americanmeadows.com/bulb_...cfm?itemid=900

    I'm not one to buy bulbs at the grocery store OR to be taken in by a photo on a box BUT I couldn't walk away from this one . And 10 corms for 2.95 sounded reasonable. I was going to put them in the window box until I read that they grow to 6 feet !
    It is kind of early but I am starting a 'pile' downstairs where it is cooler(so far have a rose bush, a peony and these glads!).
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    WOW! I've never seen anything like it. If I see some of those I will have to buy them. I'm not a big glad fan but that is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. My colors too. Send us a pic when they bloom.
    tennessee sue

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    Aren't they gorgeous? I have never seen those on the market, either. I love the pastel colors.

    I used to have quite a few gladiolus, but over the years, they have dwindled. I think partially due to floods partially due to other things. Some still do come up, just not as many.

    My favorites are the Tiny Tots because they are not as tall. Our Gulf winds get strong at times, and the bloom stalks will break if not staked.

    This year, I am planting some of the tall ones again. I don't try to hybridize them because they are magnificent cut flowers. In fact, they are probably my favorite cut flower.

    Gee, I do need to get some more of these started, don't I?
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    Here is a picture of my Mon Amour. Thanks Cathy.
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    Sue- How neat to see it doing so well for you. Thank you for the photo ! Your Mon Amour garden must be lovely.

    I'll be away on vacation until 7/26, I'll be back 'on board' then.
    Happy Gardening !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    @ years later they are still fascinating to me. THanks again Cathy.
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    Oh My ! You have a Green thumb ! They are lovely !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Really GOOD pictures, Sue!!!!

    Honestly, I need to plant more Gladiolus....
    Ann B.
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    We have really enjoyed these glads. They are right by the front door so get lots of attention.
    My daughter bought me a pack of yellow and a pack of purle glads this spring. I fooled around trying to find a place for them til later. So we put them in a huge pot. They are a couple of feet tall now and I am looking forward to some late blloms on those. I'll try to get a picture when they bloom.
    tennessee sue

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