30 Gladiolus Corms Planted - 2019
The two varieties of orange Dahlias that I posted about a few days ago aren't the only flower that we planted recently. The Dahlias aren't bulbs, technically. They're tubers. The flowers (or...hopefully soon-to-be flowers) here in this photo are 30 Gladiolus. Turns out, Gladiolus aren't bulbs, either. They're technically corms. What the heck is a corm? I had no idea, but I found this post that walks you through bulbs vs. corms vs. tubers.
These are the first corms that we've planted and the first time I've planted gladiolus. I don't know why, but they've never been something that I've been drawn to over the years despite the fact that growing up I attend the Glad-Peach Festival in Coloma every year. There were always tons of gladiolus. But not that many peaches.
The Bird helped me plant there and I put them all in the bed between the last and the second to last Hornbeam on the North fenceline. I decided to not plant them in rows, but more in a scattershot layout. They'll get Sun most of the day, I think based on the angle of the Sun hitting them before the foliage of the Frans Fontaine Hormbeams take over.