Gladiolus tristis

Kathleen Sayce
Sat, 16 May 2009 09:55:15 PDT
Yesterday I toured my yard, and was pleased to see Gladiolus tristis,  
which I purchased last year from Telos Rare Bulbs, coming into  
flower. The flowers are white, with green stripes on the outside of  
the tepals; 1-2 per stem this year, perhaps more in coming years.  
Very nice. Now we'll see if the bed they grow in, which gets no  
water, is dry enough for them to thrive. Last winter was upper zone  
7, so I am also impressed with hardiness. If by chance they set seed,  
I'll save it for the seed exchange.
On Willapa Bay, where it's sunny and warm (mid 60s F), for a change,  
and the shorebirds have departed for the Arctic.

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