Adventures in Gardening: summer progressPosted: 2013/08/11 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Gladioli, Sunflower, Zinnia Leave a comment
The garden is pretty abysmal this year. The few flowers the bunnies haven’t destroyed are trying to redeem my yard. I bought some coneflowers and tore out some Day Lillie’s. I also gave the willows a tremendous trimming. Hoping to get some more flowers for a better fall impact. And maybe water the veggies more so we actually get some.
I’m glad you camePosted: 2012/07/20 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Cut Flower Gardening, cut flowers, Flower Gardening, Gardening, Gladiola, Gladioli, gladiolus, glads, Midwest Gardening 1 Comment
When I was a little girl we had a HUGE garden complete with a fence covered in concord grapes as a divider across the entire width of the back yard and a garden gate. I spent many a hot, sweaty, dirty afternoon working while Dad supervised aka sat in the shade smoking a camel non filter and giving directions. I learned to plant, hoe, weed, and harvest. There was a small area that was just mine and each year I chose to plant gladiolus, gladioli, gladiola or however you choose to spell it. I haven’t had glads at this house until this year. In the middle of a drought, at the end of a stressful and emotionally taxing week complete with a 3 day headache, Daddy sent me this in the garden. I miss you Dad!