very hardy gladiolus

Diane Whitehead
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:32:16 PST
A friend's grandmother hybridized gladiolus on her 3.5 acres in the  
Eastern Townships of Quebec, near the Saint
Lawrence River.  She just did it for pleasure.  He remembers how  
frilly the flowers were.

She died about 40 years ago and the property was sold.  He went back  
to visit recently and drove past the old place.
The gladiolus were still blooming along the driveway, in the grass.   
They would be covered by huge piles of snow
all winter, as the driveway would be plowed regularly and the snow  
pushed to the side.  The soil is about 20 feet of

Diane Whitehead
Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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