Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gladiolas Knockout Roses Mums Heuchera

Garden blooms continue in spite of the extreme heatwave we are having right now, as well as most of the rest of the country. I've spent many hours this week watering. We did get a token rain but it didn't even wet the surface and wasn't worth getting excited over.

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I love Gladiolas. They are so cheerful and Hummingbirds love them and head straight for them over anything else. These are the hardy Gladiolas that came out some years back and I thought I'd try them and they are hardy in my area. I especially love the pink one with burgundy centers. Mums are off to the right.

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I had pruned my Knockout Roses back hard in May and a week later moved them to a different area so they could grow as large as they wanted to. We went into the 90's right after that and they really looked pretty bad after that occurred so I am real happy that they are coming along as seen. Not growing any but I knew they wouldn't since they are now working on their root system, so not exciting to see after what they've been through this year, but any blooms at all are a nice surprise and appreciated. Shows just how tough these Roses are in Ohio.

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Atleast my patio pots are doing well, but this is the Northwest side so they stay shaded until mid afternoon here. Showing off with Todo Black Eyed Susan and some Heuchera. Small Mums in the left container. Want to see if they are going to overwinter in those containers this winter.

48 comments:

Amy@mad.amyt said...

Your Glads look amazing. They make terrific cut flowers I think! I always look forward to your flower posts!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Your gladiolas are so pretty!... those were my daddy's favorite flower and I need to plant some in his memory... so pretty!... xoxo Julie Marie

Diane said...

Cher, are Knock-out Roses a type of rose or is it the name of the particular variety? They are just beautiful!

I love glads too, but haven't grown them in a while. Guess why? I forget to take them out of the ground for the winter! I really should try them again. I didn't know the hummingbirds like them so much, and I like to feed them!

Cheers.

Malar said...

What a pretty Gladiolas! They are indeed very cheerful!
Your roses look good too!

mississippi artist said...

Your glads look great. We are suffering fromterrible heat and drought and watering just doesn't seem to help.

GirlSprout said...

I love glads, too. I tried a path of knockout roses a few years ago, but they all died out. Looks like you're having better luck!

Cathy and Steve said...

Those knock-outs are really tough! But your glads are gorgeous! We grew some this summer for the first time. So far we have foliage and some teeny buds.... here's hoping for blooms as lovely as yours!

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely Gladiolas, very pretty.

Vild-rosen said...

Lovely Gladiolas and the roses are so beautiful.
You have beautiful garden with lovely flowers, like it.

Have a nice day
Hugs Susanne

Zoey said...

The glads are pretty. I like that height.

Will you be putting the pots in the ground for the winter? I have had good luck overwintering a ligularia that way.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Gladiolas bulbs have just been set on the rack again at the nursery here. Hoping to get some of them before its finished. Your gladiolas are beautiful ladies.

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FlowerLady said...

Love the color of your glads. Your knock out roses will probably give you more growth and blooms next year. I'm sure they'll be happy having more space to do their thing.

Hope you get some rain soon.

FlowerLady

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,

Your Glads are beautiful....Love the pink one!
Hopefully you will get some rain soon. We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Ontario...hot, hot, HOT!!
All the Best,
Christine

Sissy said...

Cher, I am a big fan of knock outs as well. I have about a dozen and they take a lot of abuse and bounce right back with a good feeding!
Are your glads perennial, or do you dig up the corms and plant every year? I am too lazy for that, I think!

Aerie-el said...

Beautiful Glads! Roses look good, as do the plants in the patio pots! We're still waiting for summer to arrive in Seattle area, send some heat here please.

Lona said...

Cher your Gladiolas are so pretty. I only have one and it is so old. It was a left over from a bunch I once grew and it is the only one that survives our winters. I cannot believe you have had no rain. Girl we had four inches in an hour the other night and I thought we were going to float off of the hill into the valley. LOL! Your Black Eyed Susans look pretty in the pot too. Stay cool.

StoBlogger said...

Glad add such an array of color and are so easy to grow. And you can't go wrong with the knockout roses especially in areas where it gets hot in summer.

Patsy said...

I lke the color of your glads and my knockout is about all that looks good in my garden now.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Cher
Your flowers are looking pretty good despite the heat. We've been having the same thing here with tomorrow to be our hottest day yet.
The native plants are taking it in their stride but some of my other 'pretties' are about to give it up. We are on water meters which makes it too expensive to water anything except the pots and veggies - oh well, survival of the fittest!
Judith

Melynda said...

Your glads are simply beautiful!

Darla said...

Beautiful color Glads...I too love the double Knockout Roses.

Becca's Dirt said...

You have a lovely blog and so cheerful. Your glads are stunning. Love the colors and they looks nice next to the mums. The weather has been crazy this year - extremes both cold and hot. Horrible winter for all you guys and then the scorching heat.

rosesandgargoyles said...

Pretty glads!
Jeanni

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scottweberpdx said...

Those Glads are great! I can't believe you have Mums blooming already!

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Lydia said...

Simply charming. I see your garden and I suspect I see you.

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My Journey With Candida said...

Gladiolas were my late Mother's favorite flower so they hold a special place in my heart. Your's are beautiful!

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Fishtail Cottage said...

Loving that color of Knock Out Rose! Such a pretty pink! Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursdays this week! xoxo, tracie

Msrobin said...

I bought a Knockout Rose tree back in May that was blooming like crazy, but since then, almost nothing. I finally moved them over to the east side with the other roses and fed them generously, so I'm hoping for more blooms. I thought these things were fool proof!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Beautiful garden.I can see you put a lot of work into your flowers.
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Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following. I'm following you too. You have a lovely site and a beautiful garden! Your Gladiolas are simply stunning! And your Daylilies and the Tree Lily are simple gorgeous! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Michael said...

HI! Wow, your garden is in raging bloom and looks lovely. Hope your not suffering too much from this heat wave like we are in NY. Thanks for stopping by www.bramble-and-bean.com!

virginia said...

Hi Sunray,
I love Gladiolas, yours are beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Those birds that visit my yard were the last thing I thought I had to contend with!... LOL.. Cute yorkies...

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your glads are gorgeous. I should make a point of planting some next year.

The Ebullient Gardener said...

Everything looks beautiful, the heat doesn't seem to bother them! Very nice pictures!
Happy Gardening! Mindy

Orchid de dangau said...

Lovely Gladiolas, really nice. The roses also beautiful.

marianne said...

I love your garden, the flowers are beautiful....the patio pots are real nice, I have a few of them myself....
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cmyoung said...

Gladiolas were my grandmother's favorite flower. She's passed and now everytime I see glads I think of her :) New GFC follower...would love for you to follow back!

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My husband & I just planted flowers this year! We got a variety pack of glads & it was soo exciting watching them grow because we didn't know what colors we were going to get! We ended up with soo many colors & LOVE them!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Very pretty garden
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Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your gladiolas! I might have to try them again myself.