Saturday, July 26, 2008


Gladiolias, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

Gladiolias are planted in the spring as the soil warms. they are planted about 4 inches deep and if you want to have flowers through the season it is a good idea to stagger the planting of corms about every two weeks so you get a progression of bloom. Caladium tubers should be dug in the fall before we have a frost. Allow the tubers to dry and then store them in open boxes covering the tubers with either dry peat or vermiculite. They need to be stored in a place where the temperature doesnot go below 60 degrees over the winter. Also dont store them where is might get too hot and dry or the tubers will shrivel. Check on them during the winter to see that they are not rotting or shriveling. Caladium can be started in the spring about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Start them in pots fill with growing media covering the tubers about 1 inch. Keep the pots moist and in a very warm spor to get them growing. Move to a sunny area and then put them out when the soil is warm. First of June is good.

oil on canvas mounted on hardboard

Media: oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas
Size: 12 in X 10 in (30.5 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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