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by njoynit on February 23, 2006 02:29 AM
I'Ve got a pile of bulbs.(national dirt day.lol)

I wondered about a few things.I've mostly been a IN glad grower*and those poor things,did NOT thrive when came to TX [dunno] ,But I do have some,but got 2 new bags this year..

Anyone see a differance by planting them 2 inches deeper?(for support)

I'm placeing in front of fence...could I pile soil up 6 inches once are taller for support& just remove the soil& not cause no diseases once finished blooming.

And lastly.I got seed from my glads last year& I planted it...Anyone recall where I planted it?or if they even bloom from seed the 1st year? [muggs]

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by alankhart on February 23, 2006 06:46 AM
From my own personal experience with taller types of glads, piling up soil 6 in. probably won't help much with support, other than maybe keeping them from leaning. The reason I say that is because glads tend to break higher up where the flower stem starts to come out of the foliage, and breaking mostly from the heavy weight of the blooms especially when wet. The best way to support them is to plant tall stakes (bamboo is good) at the same time you plant them. That way you don't accidentally push a stake into one.

It usually takes 2 or 3 years for glads to bloom from seed.

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by njoynit on March 01, 2006 10:52 PM
I'm kinda partial to my bamboo skeewers.they's for me shrimp [grin]

I'm gonna try this split straw technique and see how it goes& if needed I can cut some wire fenceinging into a single wire& poke*I'm the one thinking lady nutz about a straw supporting a stalk.I'm thinking wind over 12 bye bye straw*

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by tkhooper on March 01, 2006 10:58 PM
I think I'm going to do the string grid for mine this year. I saw it somewhere and it appeared far less invasive than having stakes sticking up everywhere. I have a combination of glads, allium (Sparklers), dusty millers, china houses and snapdragons planned for that bed. So the shorter plants should hide most of the string.

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by njoynit on March 02, 2006 05:41 AM
my 2 ft glad has not needed stakeing.but know the pastels will and I bought 2 more packages today priscilla(which will need staked as will reach 5 ft) and traderhorn.I know the traderhorn will go with my red blooming cannas with purple foliage& red crocusmias& hopeing we eventually get in some red pentas.

I have sprouts where the other glad are& I think i've found my seeeds.was 7 seeds and found a small clump of 5 single glads....so am happy,but hot today.It is 82 now but was 87 with heat index of 92 earlier.glad is a nice breeze!sorry everyone else has winter weather watches(I will stand still if you throw a snowball!!)

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