Notes from Up North, January 2006

That was a stunning picture of the new All-American glad, Martha Stewart, on the cover of Glad World. It looked to have the mechanics of Madeson’s Deanna, with the color of driven snow. But where could one get corms? None of the cataloguers we know even listed it. You’d think that Martha Stewart was controversial or something! Personally, I admire …

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Notes from Up North, January 1997

If you are selling glads commercially, color becomes your prime focus. This doesn’t mean that show-type mechanics are unimportant to accomplish floral designs. They love glads which face well, have good placement, a long, wiry stem, and such features as good substance, ruffling, needle-pointing… in short, style. But color is paramount. Thus, some varieties which could …

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Notes from Up North, January 1996

Back in the 1940s, Bengasi was a true sensation. That picture in the New England yearbook was simply breathtaking: tall, straight, with ruffled, needle-pointed, perfectly placed florets. How this teenaged glad grower wished he had the $7.50 necessary to purchase this horticultural marvel which could only have been lowered to earth by the gods of Valhalla.