Glamini glads

Jim McKenney
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:11:28 PDT
This year I’m trialing various garden glads. This week a form new to me has
started to bloom. These are sold under the name Glamini Glads.


Experienced gardeners generally have plenty of stories to tell about the
absurdities of the mass-distribution catalogs: the hyperbole, the
misidentifications, the outrageous colors (blue tulips. roses and dahlias,
anyone?), the dubious hardiness claims. Why this happens is beyond me
because, in most cases, the plants themselves deserve better than this
shabby treatment.  


The catalog entry for these Glamini glads provides a good example. It shows
what seem to be typical garden glads cut down and stuffed into a container;
such  foliage as can be seen is suspiciously short, and the stumpy,
graceless inflorescences squirm artlessly upwards as if to distance
themselves from the deception taking place below them. 


Forget all of that. In the garden these Glamini glads are really graceful
and beautiful. They measure over 30” high with three inch flowers. The
flower colors are appealing: they remind me of sherbet colors. 


Count these as a good addition to our garden flora (at least until the
thrips find them). 


Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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