If you wish, you can order dahlia, gladiolus
, babiana and other bulbs by calling Breck's at (800) 722-9069.
If you're planting seeds - or corms such as gladiolus
- you can stagger bloom times by planting the same variety a couple of weeks apart.
STANDINGS (in order of wins, losses, overall pinfalls): 1 Carnation (11, 5, 12,369); 2 Anemone (11, 5, 12,107); 3 Yarrow (9, 7, 12,425); 4 Gladiolus
(9, 7, 12,292); 5 Delphinium (9, 7, 12,236); 6 Cockscomb (8, 8, 12,361); 7 Tritoma (8, 8, 12,266); 8 Calla Lily (6, 10, 12,251); 9 Daffodil (6, 10, 12,210); 10 Waxflower (3, 13, 11,403).
The delicate-looking Gladiolus
callianthus 'Murielae', originally from central Africa, has been crowned the 2008 Summer Bulb of the Year at the annual event hosted by The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre.
This plant grows from a corm, a bulblike structure more commonly associated with gladiolus
It features the British Gladiolus
Society's Northern Exhibition, displays of floral art by Hartlepool and District Flower Club and an exhibition of the winning entries from the local heat of this year's Northumbria in Bloom calendar painting competition.
GREY mould, known as Botrytis, causes the core of gladiolus
to rot, ghost spot on tomatoes, and various symptoms in onions, geraniums and other plants.
The clumps build up to make vast architectural mounds of pale green spiky leaves and, come September, are the ideal companion for Gladiolus
, lilies, and tiger flowers produce a showy display in pots or garden beds.
Southview's 73 year old history began in 1931 when Edwin and Louise Gaunt opened Southview Gladiolus
Farm in Chelsea Michigan and began farming a small selection of flowers for a limited number of clients.
Floral creations courtesy of Huddersfield and District Fuchsia and Geranium Society Open Show along with the Yorkshire Gladiolus
Society Early Show provided a colourful and fragrant back drop alongside Huddersfield Miniatures Club's houses and street scenes.
While dahlias (pictured) have sprung back into fashion in recent years, the gladiolus
is also making a comeback in more subtle colours which would suit most tastes.
Photo: Miniature gladiolus
on right has blooms about half the size of the standard glad on the left
Each pack contains five dahlia deko Seattle, ten gladiolus
callianthus murielae, ten gladiolus
green star, ten lilium navona, eight begonia picotee, five eucomis bicolor (the Summer Bulb of the Year 2009, pictured above).
FOR many years the brightly-coloured, gaudy varieties of gladiolus
have been out of fashion, thanks to Dame Edna and the fact that these showy blooms are so difficult to place in natural planting schemes.