Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Planting Time: Summer Bulbs!

{My mantle was adorned with glads the whole month of August last year. LOVE that!}

It's time to get all the summer bulbs in the ground--Dahlias, Gladiolus, etc. Pick some up the next time you're at Home Depot or Costco and plant them ASAP. My best tip? Plant a BUNCH so you can cut some for inside your home. You'll be so happy you did.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Your glads are lovely! I've seriously been considering planting some gladiolus this year, but I worry about the bulbs surviving the Colorado winters -- Have any tips, or know if these summer bulbs are hardy enough for the climate in my area?

Bloom said...

Katie,
It looks like you're in zonen 4 or 5, and I think glads are best grown in 8-10. From what I've read, it sounds like you CAN grow them there, but would have to dig them up in the fall to protect them from the hard winter (I think you keep them in the fridge or something like that) and then re-plant them the next spring. So essentially they become annuals instead of perennials! Good luck!

Bloom said...

oops i meant 'zone'

Danielle said...

Hey Anne...Want to come over and plant bulbs with me at my house?

Bloom said...

Danielle,

You know I do!!!

xoxo

Lorene said...

Ooh, gorgeous! We are headed to the nursery this week to pick out my Mother's Day flowers (since we got rained out last weekend)... I'll be sure to pick up some summer bulbs because I want my mantle to look like that... even though I don't exactly have a mantle :)

Nicole said...

I've been referring to your gardening posts from last year for what I want to plant this year. Basically every flower I planted was one you listed. Can't wait to see them grow!!