[gardeners] Transplanting glads

Ron Hay (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:06:09 -0800

Hello, gardeing friends,

Spring is certainly upon us in Southern California. A welcome week of
drizzly rain, too, or so it appears. Our pomagrantes are budding out,
and the various daylillies are poking up their little green heads out of
the soil, along with various crocuses and scillas.

The glads are also coming up, as well, which presents problems.  When we
bought our home a couple of years ago, there were, literally, a couple
of glads, very poorly placed, at the edge of our rose garden, and cheek
by jowel with our thriving passionfruit vine. We never expected the
number of progeny those glads have produced...right in the middle of the
rose garden! Consequently, the leaves got shredded every time we had
wind, which is rare in these parts, but strong when we do have it.

We have an ongoing debate in our home as to whether we should transplant
the glads now, or wait until fall, when they die back. Any suggestions?


Van Nuys, CA