Landscape Photo #988: Dwarf gladiolus

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 24, 2014 5:16 PM CST
Wow! What a great photo! I love the contrast!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 24, 2014 5:33 PM CST
I like glads but they do flop a lot unless the bulbs are planted deep.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 24, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Yeah, I use the netting because I plant a wide row (for market), but they still flop. I think I'm supposed to use two layers of netting! Hilarious!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 4:40 AM CST
There was a woman on DG,who grew glads to sell at market. She planted her bulbs in a deep trench and still had some flopping.
When I saw "dwarf" in the label I figured shorter plants but NO, it was smaller blooms. I liked them in containers because the leaves made a nice composition, but they had to be staked or cut after blooming.
I might try them again.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Oh, that's funny because I just ordered some dwarf glads this year thinking the same thing!
If I have time, maybe this year I will get around to double netting them. I use netting for snappys too and that works pretty good, it just gets messy if the weeds take over, which they did this year.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 7:24 AM CST
I have good luck with the variety of Snapps that reseeds.
I dont know why I dont order more of the tall ones. Maybe I will look in stores here.The only kind the locals sell are the mixed packs.I like to choose the colors to compliment the lilies and nepetas.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 7:48 AM CST
It's funny, I used to have good luck with snappys that reseed when I lived in MD but I've had very few reseed here in GA, PLUS, very few survive the winter and except for this winter, they have been mild. I was very disappointed. Jennifer (jvdubb) always has tons of snappy babies!

I started growing some of the LaBella series. I really like them but they are more open mouthed than the regular ones. Sort of reminds me of a large penstemon and I love penstemon.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 8:01 AM CST
I love penstemon too.I have Red Husker,Blue Selection and Dark Towers.
This is what happens when I am trapped in the house for days on end with sub zero temps.
I have already added to my Brent and Beckys order.
Maybe by the time the annual season is here I will have focused on something else.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 10:01 AM CST
I did the Piggy Seed Swap this year and I will be getting some penstemon seeds, I think Dark Towers for sure. Maybe something else. I also ordered seeds for the NEW Arabesce Red, bright red with a white throat. I don't know how to import photos from the database but it's in there already. It's just gorgeous! I got 100 seeds and I gave some to Jen. I have a couple Electric Blue I started from seed but not sure they will survive this winter. I had a lot more but I lost them because of all the rain last year. Thumbs down They are one of the flowers I just enjoy and don't even try to use as a cut flower! Hilarious!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 10:20 AM CST
I dont have luck with seeds.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 10:33 AM CST
I understand, a lot of people don't. I just got Jennifer to try WS last year, I usually start all her seeds for her. It takes practice. WS is easier but you can't do everything that way. I believe penstemon works well though. Hmm, maybe I'll try some both ways this year. I'll let you know if I am successful, possibly I could send you a plant or two? Thumbs up
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 10:39 AM CST
I WS annual Poppies. I am arthritic and really try to garden without bending too much so that means I seed where the plants will grow and dont need thining.
I believe I have Penstemon Mystica too
Here it is with Tiger Baby lily.
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I think if you want images off the database you can right click the image and "save as" to a new file on your hard drive.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 11:39 AM CST
That's a great combination.

Here's a try...penstemon arabesque red

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jan 25, 2014 12:04 PM CST
WOW thats is a beauty.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jan 25, 2014 12:07 PM CST
Arlene,

When you click on the picture you want to show, look above it in the info area and you'll see this: ATP BB Code: [ db_photo]212627[/db_photo] . Use copy/paste to enter the (underlined here so that you know what you need) code here, and it'll show up with all the attributions attached.

Like this:
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Oh, THANK YOU SO MUCH, Chelle! I'm going to try it right now!



Okay! Now I see it and it's very easy!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 25, 2014 3:22 PM CST
Thumbs up

Neat; isn't it? Big Grin
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 25, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Yep. Now when I do an article I can add photos myself. If I ever get all my photos on one computer and organized I would probably not have to use from the database but right now I have 4 computers with photos...crazy!

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