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spring gladiolas

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by december on March 06, 2005 10:41 PM
Hi! I recently moved into a new home with a fabulous established yard. There is a patch of gladiolas that is now dormant. Since I moved from west Texas, these are new to me. What should I do with them? Dig and separate, stake or leave alone? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
by alankhart on March 07, 2005 07:51 PM
Glads are not reliably hardy in Tennessee, but here in Knoxville I usually don't have a problem getting them to overwinter...I mulch them well.

I would suggest doing nothing. They may need to be staked, but since you don't know exactly where each corm is, you might run a stake right through one and kill it. Wait until they start to come up and then you'll have a better idea as to where you should put stakes.

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by december on March 07, 2005 11:57 PM
Thank you very much for your response. I will take you advice!

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