Friday, August 19, 2011

3rd Place my first time and 1st for the Children.

Well, shucky darn. We won third place in the Beautiful Gardens's contest for our small town.  And even more wonderful, our lovely children won First Place for their contribution to our garden, the gladiolus.

Quite honestly, I believe it was the gladiolus that put us over the top in the judges ranking as we have been the only ones in town to sucessfully grow Glads. Our secret is not really so secret. Start them early and then transplant them after the soil is warm.

For next year, I am already scouring online catalogues for large showy Glads as I plan to start and plant over 200 up from our 75 this year.  Dependant upon how the cormlets have grown, we may have upwards over 300 glads for next summer. Wouldn't that be lovely? 

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