Winter is a good time to look back and then forward to another season.
Everyone loves Gladiolus
Dig Glads in October to give them time to dry and cure. If planted deep enough Glads do not have to be taken up, but they do benefit by being separated and discarding infected corms.
The spent corm and roots snap away easily
Corms should be discarded if they are blemished
Cleaned corms can be stored in a cool dark corner of the garage or basement where they won't freeze
Gladiolus are easy to grow and are one of the most rewarding flowers in the garden. I can provide growing tips another time. December is a good time to dream about them in your garden. An excellent source if you're interested in buying is Fred Nagel and Sons.