Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Earlier this spring, we planted about 50 some gladiolus bulbs of multiple colors. They lined the herb and tomato/pepper gardens, the outline of the vegetable garden fence, as well as a small garden devoted entirely to gladioli. We are now seeing blooms and couldn’t be happier!
They make the gardens look beautiful…
Plus are a great, simple way to bring fresh flowers into the house.
** When cutting gladiolus from your gardens, make sure to use a sharp knife and immediately put the cutting in lukewarm water.
**Cut when there is only a a couple blooms that are opening. The rest will open in time.
**Once brought inside, keep in a cool, dark place for an hour or so in the lukewarm water. Then transfer to your individual vase or arrangements.
**As the bottom blooms wilt, remove them. This improves the appearance of the stalk.
**Change the water frequently (every day or two) and cut an inch off the stalk when you do so the it can absorb more water.