Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
–Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)
Gladiolus Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. Great cutting flowers, gladioli look spectacular in summer bouquets. Here’s how to grow gladioli in your garden.
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after they bloom; summer-flowering trees are done in the winter. With this guide, learn which trees and shrubs to prune when so that they bear maximum flowers next season. And be careful not to prune at the wrong time or you could cut off the flower buds....