I love flowers, I would have to say white gladiolus are definitely one of my favorites.
When the girls were little we would go to our favorite Italian restaurant with a sea of fresh cut white glads in galvanized buckets everywhere. I felt like I was in a meadow, someplace magical … it was magnificent.
I so badly wanted to accomplish this feature in my home so, I planted 200 white glad bulbs – nothing not one came up much less bloomed. I could not for the life of me understand what happened to my magical meadow. The soil was good, planted them during the right season, location perfect still no plants. I was heartbroken. I tried more than once to grow them. I even changed to a rainbow selection only a few managed to come up – still none.
I have no idea what the secret is. Glads are suppose to the be one of the easiest plants to grow. I hope that one day I can be successful in growing my field of white glads.
These are the top 5 bulb plants I really enjoy and wish I could grow successfully –
- Gladiolus (Puzzled why I have none)
- Calla Lilly (grew them for one season)
- Tulips (NEVER had luck )
- Lilly of the Valley (none)
- Bearded Iris (have the spikes no blooms)
Until then, I will have to be contented with my houseplants.