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Article: Plant Perennials in the Fall, Instead of the Spring: threegardeners picture (Gladiolus bulbs)

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threegardeners wrote:
I'm in zone 5a and I've been leaving my glad bulbs in the ground for a few years now. It all began one year, while doing the fall chore of digging them all up, I noticed a zillion baby bulblets(?). Well, I wasn't about to dig THEM all up and find a place for them to overwinter. I left them in the ground and guess what? They came back the following year and have continued to do so, reaching blooming age and blooming beautifully. Now I leave my glads in the ground, just like any other perennial.

My soil is exceptionally sandy, which helps with drainage. These were not bought as "hardy glads" either.

Hope this helps!!


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