|My daughter is getting married on Sept. 9 th. I want to have gladiolas in her colors blooming at our house. How far in advance should I plant them for bloom just before and on the weekend of the wedding?|
|Yours is a pretty risky proposition. Glads bloom according to weather conditions (and maturity). If you delayed planting them so they'd bloom late, they might - or they might grow really fast to make up for the delay in planting, especially if the weather is nice and warm. Glads can take from 70-100 days to bloom. I think that's too much of a spread to be able to count on manipulating their bloom time. But, if you're willing to take the chance, plant at two week intervals, beginning in May.|
Good luck with your project!