I am in love with gladioli. This year is the first year that I have been successful growing them, and I think it is because I ordered mini-glads, and I put them in pots! And, the pots are on stumps!! I have put markers into each pot telling me the color of the glads, and because they are in pots I can dig them up and put them in the cool basement over winter, and grow them again next year. Genius;-) Note: The glads were not all flowering at the time I took this photo.