My first year glads were a disappointment. They bloomed and died before flowering. Will this happen next year?
...not sure what you mean by "bloomed and died before flowering". The following link will take you to several articles about gladiolus: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=012078378210706707791%3Af1h5n_k1r5e&ie=UTF-8&q=glads+not+blooming&oq=&gs_l=#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=gladiolus