Saving Gladioli Bulbs in Fall for Spring Replanting


| 10/31/2016 1:53:00 PM


Tags: flowers, garden planning, flower bulbs, Celeste Longacre, New Hampshire,

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Gadioli are beautiful flowers. They come in many colors; some make bold, bright statements in single shades while others are craftily dabbled with more than one hue. In the south, where winters do not freeze the ground solid, they can live in place for decades.

In the north, where snow and cold dominate, they must be brought inside to survive.

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In order to do this, there are several steps. First, the plants need to be dug up and placed in a breezy, shaded spot to cure. It's important not to let them freeze. Spread them out on newspapers. This triggers a mechanism within the gladioli that it is time to send all of their energy into the bulbs. It takes about ten days to two weeks for this process to occur.

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