Monday, July 28, 2014


There are few blooms that pack a punch like a tall vase filled with the tall and stately GLADIOLA.  They need nothing more--just a vase and the colorful blooms. Cut when color is showing on the buds, either after sunset or early morning before the sun comes out. Remove all foliage below the waterline.  Fill vase with water with a preservative. Since these blooms will need to last a week, I cut several with color just beginning to show, and other with some color up the stalk.  Remove spent blooms for a tidy look, and, as always, keep out of direct sunlight, changing the water, if necessary, to keep clear.

Susanne Holland Spicker Web Developer

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