I have three pots of gladioli on my front steps. I don’t know the name of the variety, but the flowers are smaller and more delicate than most I’ve seen, and they’re a beautiful shade of pale pink. There are about 10 plants per pot.
They are pretty much through flowering now, and I definitely want to have them back next year. If they were in the ground, I know I’d have to bring them indoors during winter. But it’s not even August yet. So what should I do with them? Should I cut down the stalks now or wait till they die down? Should I keep the soil moist or let it dry? Should I dig them up or leave them in the pots? Help!