I don't know if you know the names to those glads, but the first one looks like Lemon Tree. It has a sport called Sunkist, an orange with yellow throat. The second one looks like Pink Friendship. A truly classic glad. I don't know about the third. Sunkist and Lemon tree standout in my memories of growing up on a glad farm. They had vary uniform plant forms and I always looked down the 300' rows at those two varieties.
Thanks for posting those pictures.
Hi, Everyone, thanks for the comment! Niceguy you are really nice, I loved to know the flowers names.
This is the second time I'v ever try to grow flowers in a garden. Last time I tried to work in a garden and I got covered with blisters from ankles to face by touching poison ivy and touching everywhere. That scary and painful experience made me stay away from garden for over 3 years.
But last year I bought a new house and got to start a new garden and I finally overcome the fear. But now I always wear garden gloves! These lovely flowers really gave me confidence to go back to gardening again.
Anyway, I tried to plant the bulbs every other week since the beginning of March, but seems like all the leaves emerges around the same time, so I couldn't keep it blooming all summer long. Now I am planning on the replacement plants over them for summer bloom.
Hi, Niceguy, are you serious? Plant them upside down? Every book said pointy said up and if you can't decide just plant side way, but then it also said plant every other week to get all summer bloom and it didn't really work. So, I will do some experiment next year. Thanks for the tip!
I didn't stake my glads, and when they flower some flower stalk just fall over because it is so top heavy so I just cut them and put them in the vase. It is flat gorgeous. But I saw some ants on crawling on the flowers so I just left it outside.
Dreamjourney, I am sorry you had poison ivy. I am allergic to it, too. I follow the old saying: "leaves of 3, let them be". I go around with my trusty round-up and spray every year, because we have a bird that eats the berries and then come to visit my yard. Your glads are beautiful. It looks like the one the wind broke is going to be a salmon/yellow. Luciee
I cannot even imagine living in heat like that. It seems like something from a science fiction book. We are sitting at 53F this morning, and it MAY climb to 70 like yesterday, but doesn't look like it with cloudy skies this AM. Maybe 65 or so.
mstella, Wife & I cruised AK in 2009 and loved it and are planning to go back in '13 or '14. Been in AZ for 43 yrs and still not completely used to the heat, but then again, we never get below zero either.
That firecracker is beautiful! I will grow more of them next year. But I will put some bulbs down one month earlier than I did this year.
And I would also love to go for cruise in AK in summer
Coastal San Diego weather is the best, cool and dry. Our daily high and lows are between 60~72 in June. But don't be fooled by the cool temprature, the sun is brutal! I got sunburn watching my daughter's soccer game on weekend.
dreamjourney, I was born in Oakland and lived briefly there again in 68 (Jan-Apr). Visited relatives they several times and found San Francisco rather damp and humid. I assumed that San diego would be the same. I visited there in Jan 67. My husband had been stationed at Pendleton before we met and so wanted to see it and Del Mar.
Plant glads deep if you don't feel like staking them, 8" is good, then hill them some more after they start growing.
The glads on clearance probably were to old to grow. Glads grow a new bulb on the old one every year. If not planted the next year they will dry up. Clearance made the store money instead of having to throw them out.
Were there aphids on the glads with ants ? Ants live on the secretions from aphids. Ants will actually "farm" the aphids.