Saturday, April 21, 2012

Down to Earth

Earth Day is this weekend, and our new green gladioli apparently decided to bloom just in time to celebrate!

We bought our bulbs at a local nursery, but you can get them from American Meadows, where they're currently on sale. Glads bloom late spring through fall in Florida, and now is the time to plant.

This is our first year trying glads in My Florida Backyard. We have several hundred bulbs waiting to be planted, in a variety of colors, just as soon as we can find the time. Anytime through May is good for planting summer-blooming bulbs, so we have a little time still. In the meantime, we'll enjoy the glads we have so far. Happy Earth Day!


  1. How interesting! I did not know you could grow Glads in FL, will try and thanks for info on retailer.

  2. That is a great color! Thanks for the gladioli info. My Aunt Gladys always grew glads in her Florida garden because of her name. She has always been my gardening inspiration so now I might have to try some too. I'm not sure I have the right conditions for them though....

  3. That is a most unusual color! Thanks for the info. I may just have to pick some up. Bulbs are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy!

  4. Get out of town. A green glad?! Gorgeous, as I also love the green envy zinnias. I have always grown the process of planting 120 more. I believe succession plantings every two weeks or so beginning in April makes for a longer bloom show. My husband cuts them and brings them inside. Right now the purples are blooming and the pinks are in bud, some are just emerging and some are being planted....I have learned that the 6 - 8 inch depth for planting helps them to stand up straight. Still need some staking assistance though....