Growing gladioli

Beds of gladiolus covered by plastic sheeting next to tulipa ‘Miranda’. The sheeting acts as a greenhouse to advance the flowering of the gladioli. Gladioli under cover to advance their flowering. The plastic cover acts as a greenhouse. The gladioli remain under cover until ‘the ice saints’, May 15th, just about the time of the last touches of frost. The first gladioli can then be cut around June 20. Gladioli under cover to advance their flowering. The plastic cover acts as a greenhouse. The gladioli remain under cover until ‘the ice saints’, May 15th, just about the time of the last touches of frost. The first gladioli can then be cut around June 20. Gladioli under cover to advance their flowering. The plastic cover acts as a greenhouse. The gladioli remain under cover until ‘the ice saints’, May 15th, just about the time of the last touches of frost. The first gladioli can then be cut around June 20. Gladioli under cover to advance their flowering. The plastic cover acts as a greenhouse. The gladioli remain under cover until ‘the ice saints’, May 15th, just about the time of the last touches of frost. The first gladioli can then be cut around June 20. Gladioli under cover to advance their flowering. The plastic cover acts as a greenhouse. The gladioli remain under cover until ‘the ice saints’, May 15th, just about the time of the last touches of frost. The first gladioli can then be cut around June 20. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. Planting gladioli for flower production. The stick marks the change of variety planted. Planting gladioli for flower production. The stick marks the change of variety planted. Advancing stage two: gladioli underneath acrylic. After having been covered with air-opaque plastic for some time, the gladioli are once again coverd, but this time with an acrylic allowing air in. Damage due to frost will be prevented and the flowers may be ready for picking halfway through June at their very earliest. Advancing stage two: gladioli underneath acrylic. After having been covered with air-opaque plastic for some time, the gladioli are once again coverd, but this time with an acrylic allowing air in. Damage due to frost will be prevented and the flowers may be ready for picking halfway through June at their very earliest. Advancing stage two: gladioli underneath acrylic. After having been covered with air-opaque plastic for some time, the gladioli are once again coverd, but this time with an acrylic allowing air in. Damage due to frost will be prevented and the flowers may be ready for picking halfway through June at their very earliest. But early June, even the acrylic has to come off. Beds of the earliest gladioli, advanced first by keeping them under plastic cover, then under acrylic cover, allowing the first of the gladioli to be picked aroung June 15. Beds of the earliest gladioli, advanced first by keeping them under plastic cover, then under acrylic cover, allowing the first of the gladioli to be picked aroung June 15. Different varieties of gladioli are being mixed into multicoloured bouquets. Different varieties of gladioli are being mixed into multicoloured bouquets. Different varieties of gladioli are being mixed into multicoloured bouquets. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Watering the flowers on the land during the hot summer days to prevent burning of the tender young ears of the gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. The field emptied of flowers. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. The field cleared. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. The field cleared. Harvesting gladioli. Collecting the bunched flowers. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Revealing the promise. Harvesting gladioli. Gladioli bulbs are collected just as well, providing for next year's flowers. Harvesting gladioli. Leftovers on the field. Harvesting gladioli. Flowerbeds full of promise, ready to be picked. Harvesting gladioli. Working our way through the field. Harvesting gladioli. The flowers are bunched right at the picking stage. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Pickers leave the flowers right where they bunched them. Harvesting gladioli. Collecting the bunches. Harvesting gladioli. Collecting the bunches. Harvesting gladioli. Collecting the bunches. Harvesting gladioli. Note the stick to check the flowers' sizes. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Van Berkel's blue rubber bands. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Harvesting gladioli. Gladioli coming home to be prepared for auction and loaded into the truck. Gladioli coming home to be prepared for auction and loaded into the truck. Gladioli coming home to be prepared for auction and loaded into the truck. Gladiolus ‘Chinon’, ready for auction. Gladiolus ‘Chinon’, ready for auction. Gladiolus ‘Chinon’, ready for auction. Orders of gladioli being prepared. Orders of gladioli being prepared. Orders of gladioli being prepared. Orders of gladioli being prepared. Beds of several varieties of gladioli, as seen from another bed: the railway bed. In springtime, the train ride from Leiden to Haarlem is well worth your consideration, through the heart of the bulb district. Beds of several varieties of gladioli, as seen from another bed: the railway bed. In springtime, the train ride from Leiden to Haarlem is well worth your consideration, through the heart of the bulb district. Beds of several varieties of gladioli, as seen from another bed: the railway bed. In springtime, the train ride from Leiden to Haarlem is well worth your consideration, through the heart of the bulb district. Beds of several varieties of gladioli, as seen from another bed: the railway bed. In springtime, the train ride from Leiden to Haarlem is well worth your consideration, through the heart of the bulb district. Beds of several varieties of gladioli, as seen from another bed: the railway bed. In springtime, the train ride from Leiden to Haarlem is well worth your consideration, through the heart of the bulb district. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. Late gladioli. First week of November: last of the gladioli. The grower may be satisfied to see only the last undersized flowers on the field. First week of November: last of the gladioli. First week of November: last of the gladioli. First week of November: last of the gladioli. First week of November: last of the gladioli.
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