June 24, 2019

Planting Gladiolas

My Bedford, New York farm is buzzing with activity this season - my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew have been busy weeding, mulching, and planting - everything is looking so pretty.

Last week, Ryan and Gavin planted eight rows of gladiolas in an area behind my main greenhouse that was previously used for tulips and pumpkins. Gladiolus is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the iris family. The plants produce impressive pointed stems with attractive funnel-shaped flowers that open from the base to the top. Our gladiolas came from Brent and Becky‚Äôs - a 28-acre family farm in Gloucester, Virginia that produces a wide variety of bulbs, seeds, perennials and more. I've been a fan of Brent and Becky's for many years - they've been on my television shows sharing their wealth of gardening tips, and Brent has also visited my farm.

Enjoy these photos.