Looking for some good summer color for the garden? Then try growing gladiolus plants. Not only are they perfect for nearly any garden, but they’re easy to grow and the care of gladiolus is minimal too. The following articles will help get you started with tips on propagation, overwintering, and more.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
If the corms of your unplanted glads appear discolored and unhealthy, they may be infected with gladiolus fusarium rot. Learn more about fusarium wilt and rot on gladiolus plants in this article to see if your corms can be saved.
When kept healthy and disease free, gladiolus plants will return year after year. Issues like gladiolus leaf spot, however, may cause decline of your plants. Becoming familiar with the signs of gladiolus leaf diseases is important in preventing spread. Learn more here.
Growing glads is so simple, but sometimes the tall gladiolus falling over in the garden can be troublesome, if not unattractive. Luckily, with a little added support, this can be easily remedied. Click this article for additional information.
Prolific bloomers they are, but gladiolus plants falling over is not uncommon. Staking gladiolus plants will keep their brightly colored heads from dipping or breaking, and there are any number of items that can be used as gladiolus plant stakes. Learn more here.
As well as bouquets, gladiolus looks amazing in flower beds and along garden borders. But what are some good companion plants for gladiolus? Click this article to learn more about plants that grow well with gladiolus.
You can try saving gladiolus seeds to preserve a favorite variety and share with other gardeners. It's easy to do, but the flowers are a long time coming. This article will provide more information about harvesting these pods on gladiolus.
Although glads don?t require a ton of attention, it?s important to know about various ways of cutting back gladiolus leaves and when to cut back gladiolus. Read this article for simple tips on pruning back gladiolus. Click here.
Deadheading gladiolus ensures continued beautiful perfection. However, there are several schools of thought on whether it is a beneficial or simply soothes the neurotic gardener. Do you need to deadhead glads? Find out here.
Yellowing leaves on glad plants may be an early sign of disease or it can be the normal cycle of the plant as it gets ready for winter dormancy. Learn why gladioli has yellow foliage and how to prevent this condition in the article that follows.
Gladiolus plants are lovely spikes of color that grace the landscape in summer. If you have had occasion to ask why your glads did not flower, get some answers on the variety of reasons for no blooms on gladiolus in this article.
If you have planted gladiolus, you should usually be able to enjoy gladiolus problem free. However, gladiolus pests are abundant, and the most common of all is problems with the corm. This article has more info.
Gladiolus grow wonderfully in the warm weather of summer. Learning how to take care of gladiolus will reward you with a huge array of colors and they also work out great for cut flowers. Click here for more.