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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 19, 2011 10:56 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

tried an experiment I read about last year. Planting glads deep and covering them with straw to overwinter.

I planted the glads about 6-8 inches deep. I had a really nice harvest of them. When the stems died I cut them off, and put straw on top of them. Straw comes in a bale, and it separates into sheets. I used a whole sheets to lay down on top of them, not fluffing it up, or anything. In the spring when it warmed up I took the sheet of straw off the top, and all the glads came back.

I understand the glads will only be full and nice for about 3 years, and then you need to replant, but much easier than replanting every year.

Glads do not normally come back here, and we had a definite z5 year here, with extended temps between 0 and -10.

Here's my first one this year.


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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 19, 2011 12:25 PM CST
Congrats! Beautiful bouquet too!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 19, 2011 3:24 PM CST
really lovely Polly
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jul 19, 2011 4:32 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Thanks.

Neal, have you seen the glads at Ednie? OMG they have some beautiful new selections. That's where this one came from, it's Vista. I will definitely be adding more in the spring.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 21, 2011 6:59 AM CST
I haven't looked at Ednie's selections, will check them out. Have you tried the old one called Atom? It's often sold as a hardy Glad, and they do seem to be much hardier than larger, more modern varieties. I love them, they return without protection for me for 4 years now.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jul 21, 2011 7:37 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

I've seen it, but I haven't tried it. I should.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 23, 2011 3:12 AM CST
In the interviening few days my "dwarf" glads have flopped nearly out of the pot.
I will try a different variety next year.

Pollys Glaminies look tempting.

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