Gladiolus Fort Lauderdale FL
Cooper City, FL
Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Pompano Beach, FL
COCONUT CREEK, FL
Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Garden Centers / Nurseries, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
A classic cut flower, gladiolus produces tall flower spikes adorned with large, showy flowers. Often relegated to the cutting garden, gladiolus also suits the back of the border where the tall flowers can complement bushier plants.
About This PlantGladiolus are available with flowers in a huge range of colors, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicolored varieties. The plants bloom in midsummer; however, you can prolong the bloom period by choosing early, mid, and late season types and staggering planting times. Height ranges from 2 to 6 feet.
Special FeaturesGood for cut flowers
Site SelectionSelect a site with full sun and well-drained soil that is sheltered from strong winds.
Planting InstructionsPlant gladiolus corms in spring after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole about 4 inches deep and set the corm in the hole with the pointed end facing up, cover it with soil, and press firmly. Space corms about 4 to 6 inches apart and water thoroughly. Stake tall varieties at planting time, being careful not to damage corms when installing stakes.
CareApply a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around gladiolus to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Remove individual flowers as they fade, and cut back flower stalks once all flowers have gone by. Leave foliage intact to mature and rejuvenate the corm for next year. In zones 7 and 8, mulch beds with a layer of hay or straw for winter protection. In zones 7 and colder, corms should be dug before the first frost. Remove excess soil, cut the stalks to within an inch of the corms, and let them cure for 1 to 2 weeks in a warm, airy location. Then remove and discard the oldest bottom corms and store the large, new corms in plastic mesh bags in a well-ventilated, 35- to 45-degree F room. Replant in spring.
Fort Lauderdale (Fall) Home Design And Remodeling Show ( Home Show )
Dates: 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014
Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderale
1950 Eisenhower Blvd. 2nd Fl.
The Home Design and Remodeling Shows are the longest running, most successful home shows in Florida.Each home show in the series showcases an international collection of home improvements for indoors and outdoors, new trends in interior design and an array of products and services for home updates, renovations and remodeling.Industry experts from around the globe demonstrate products and services onsite, offering tips to save money on all home improvement projects. Ideas for every room in the house are on display, in addition to outdoor improvements for landscaping, gardens and pool or patio areas. Consumers experience the products in person and talk with the businesses on the show floor. Participating exhibitors gain one-on-one interaction with interested consumers, creating a unique marketplace specially designed for South Florida's diverse community.Special home show pricing is offered to add to the savings. The Home Design and Remodeling Show is the only marketplace where homeowners can see the latest design trends, home improvement ideas, unique new products and interact with industry professionals �all in one convenient location!
West Palm Beach Fall Home Show
Dates: 10/24/2014 – 10/26/2014
South Florida Fairgrounds Exposition Center West Palm Beach
9067 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach
The Home Show is a consumer event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.