Gladiolus and Calla Lily bulb storage
I live in N. Texas (zone 7). A friend of mine is moving, and dug up some of her gladiolus and calla lilies to give to me. It's only August so I know this was the wrong time of the year to dig them up but it was either now or never. I think I have prepared them for storage incorrectly, and am wondering if anyone can tell me if my method will be ok or if I should just pitch them out and start over. I washed all the corms and cut off the leaves. Unfortunately, I removed (for the most part) the husk on the glad corms as well as the cormels, and they are all drying on a newspapers. I now think I was suppose to leave the husks intact until spring but it's too late for that now. Do you think they'll survive? What about the little cormels? The cormels are about the size of a pea.
And all I did with the Calla Lilies was cut off the leaves, wash them, dried them with a towel, and they are now air drying on newspaper. Do I need to do anything else?
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I'm suppose to let them air dry now for a couple of weeks, then snap off the old corms off the glads, and store them in Spagnum Peat or Vermiculite. Any help would be appreciated! I've never done this before.