Blog post: Finally, springtime: gladiolus bulbs in a basket

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Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
The "Garden" is my Happy Place!
Garden Ideas: Master Level
Mar 9, 2015 9:56 AM CST
Hi Annie,
That sounds interesting about planting glads in a basket. I like the idea about them supporting each other. What kind of basket would you use? How deep do you plant it?
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Mar 10, 2015 10:04 AM CST
I saw this idea on the BBC. They planted the glads in one of those plastic baskets that you use to plant water lilies in and then sink into the pond? I don't have one of those, but I do have a small plastic basket that sort of looks like a miniature laundry basket (maybe 18 x 12 by about 10 inches deep). I'm going to drill some holes into the bottom (its got a solid bottom) and use that. They said to sink the basket into the ground deep enough so you don't see it, then mulch. I hope this works...what they did was really pack the glads in ...and the effect was spectacular.
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