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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....
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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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    I'm smiling as I read this thread. Today I bought a box of Mon Amour glad bulbs. What I'm smiling about is that I paid 2.99 for 8 and kind of thought that's what I paid the last time. Apparently, like coffee and canned veggies, they are packing less and charging more. 2.95 for 10 back in 2006. Well, it's not that much of a diff.
    But I must say Sue Salley has the gift of glad growing. I hope I can do as well this year.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    I planted 7 each of "Priscilla" and "Mon Amour" into 10 Liter buckets, in the Middle of April.
    Constantly heeding my own advices on pot culture that this includes
    - substrate mixture based on or including a large portion of CoCo fibers
    - administering lukewarm water, daily, exclusively from the bottom
    - including dilute liquid feeding with water
    the leaf fans have grown amazingly high, particularly "Priscilla" are close to 1 meter - unbelievable
    Interestingly, "Mon Amour" are considerably "weaker". The broad leaves of "Priscilla" are real "SWORDS", showing strictly upright; the leaves of "Mon Amour" are thinner, and they have a tendency to bend down.
    These are my very first Gladiolas, thus I direct a particular attention to them and to their welfare respectively. I guess that the peak heights of the flowerspikes will finally surpass 150 cm, at least in "Priscilla".

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    This is the first time I came across this thread and am mesmorised by Mon Amour's beauty
    - It is just so beautiful Sue - thanks for sharing those superb pictures with us.

    Haweha you will have to post yours when they come to bloom.

    Cathy no doubt about you - you sure are a good shopper
    Abby

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    The "Mon Amour" are yet to reveal their spikes. I can sense them by my hand, within the leaf fans.
    I assume, that nobody will object, if in the meantime, I include the other cultivar and the very result
    "Priscilla" have fully elongated their spikes, 8 to 12 florets each.
    Peak height of the strongest scape is 130 cm.
    The flowers are so beautiful, and every flower has a different, individual shape.
    Enjoy!

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    Has anyone bothered themselves, and procreated Dutch Garden Gladiolas by seeds? I shall do, and I already had this in mind when I purchased the corms.

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    They are absolutely gorgeous Absolutely love the darker edge
    Are you planning to cross Priscilla with Mon Amour ?

    Sue

    Your Mon Amour is magnificent
    Abby

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