How to Grow and Care for Gladiolus

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Gladiolus is a flowering perennial for USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11. It grows from corms that readily naturalize providing colorful, ever-enlarging displays. Enjoy it as an annual in other zones, where it can be lifted for the winter. Read on to learn all you need to know to cultivate this ornamental beauty in your garden.

How to Grow Crocuses Indoors

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Growing crocuses inside isn’t as simple as cultivating them outdoors. But we’ve whipped up a guide on this topic so you can add a bright pop of floral color to your decor. We’ll cover the necessary “forcing” protocol for stimulating premature blooming, along with how to care for your plants throughout the process.

How to Identify and Manage 9 Common Gladiolus Pests

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Gladiolus is a classic summer perennial known for its colorful spikes of flowers, perfect for floral displays or bouquets. Unfortunately there are a number of common garden pests that may infest your plants. Learn how to identify, prevent, and control nine common gladiolus pests in this guide. Read more now.

33 of the Best Iris Cultivars for Your Garden

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Do you want to plant iris flowers in your landscape but you’re not sure what cultivars to choose? There are thousands of different irises available, with different color patterns, sizes, and flowering times. To make your selection a little easier, check out our roundup of 33 top picks. Read more now.

5 Easy Steps to Store Iris Rhizomes In Winter

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Irises add sumptuous colors, fragrance, and stately elegance to the garden and have excellent cold hardiness. But sometimes we end up with rhizomes that weren’t planted in the garden before freezing temperatures set in. To keep those roots healthy over winter, learn 5 easy steps to store iris rhizomes in winter now.

How to Divide and Transplant Irises

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A garden favorite, irises add elegant beauty and fragrance wherever they’re planted. Upright and clump forming, they look terrific in beds, borders, and containers. But to keep plants vibrantly flowering, they benefit from regular division every three or four years. Learn how to divide and transplant irises now.

Tips for Growing Bulbous Iris in the Garden

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To extend your iris flowering season, an easy solution is to add a selection of bulb varieties to your beds and containers. Blooming in late winter, spring, and late spring to midsummer, they’re a perfect way to continue the beauty for months. Read on and learn how to grow bulbous iris for the garden in this guide.

Types of Irises: A Guide to Iris Classification and Flowering Sequence

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Irises are loved for their bright, bold colors and stately flowers. But did you know there are many different varieties of these garden favorites? With the right selection, you can enjoy flowers from early spring through to midsummer. Learn about the different types of irises and their flowering sequence in this guide.

How to Grow Irises for Fragrance and Color

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With an elegant form, sumptuous colors, a delicate fragrance, and elaborate blossoms, the iris is a delightful specimen of early summer. Named after a goddess and used as a symbol of royalty, this flower is easy to grow and multiplies readily. Learn how to enjoy this divine beauty in your garden with this guide.

11 of the Best Crocus Varieties for Your Garden

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Nothing brightens the spirit better than a field of early-spring crocuses. Did you know that there are numerous varieties to choose from? Some are deer resistant, others are extra hardy, and with their colorful hues, all are gorgeous. Check out our roundup of 11 of our favorite crocus varieties for your garden now.

9 Reasons Your Crocus May Not Bloom

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Are your crocus corms failing to produce blooms, or maybe they’re not even pushing foliage through the ground? If you’re not seeing flowers by mid-spring, you know something’s up. But what could it be? This guide will introduce the nine most common reasons why your crocus might fail to bloom. Read more now.

Can Crocus Grow in the Cold and Snow?

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Crocuses are known for dotting lawns and gardens with vibrant hues of purple, pink, and yellow just when winter seemed it would never end. They’re also famously hardy. But can they survive the most frigid winter temperatures? What if they bloom just before a cold snap or blizzard? Can they grow in snow? Find out now.

When to Plant Crocus Bulbs

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Are you wondering when is the best time to plant crocus bulbs in the ground for a vibrant springtime reward? You won’t want to miss this guide. Discover exactly when to plant the three most popular crocus varieties for a late fall or early spring bounty of purple, pink, white, or yellow blooms. Read more now.

Do I Need to Cut Back Bicolor Iris?

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Should you cut back your bicolor or African iris every winter, as you probably do with your ornamental grasses? It depends on a few factors. Learn more about when and how now from Gardener’s Path.