Bulbs for the Holidays--TOW

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Mon, 22 Dec 2003 10:29:30 PST
Dear Diane,

My Lachenalias are growing outside, but in pots on benches with a 
fiberglass roof over the benches. When it rains here, the wind usually 
blows, sometimes very fiercely and the pots don't remain totally sheltered 
from the rain therefore, but they do get some protection. And I have frost 
cloth I can roll down if an arctic chill is predicted. Normally where I 
live although it does get to freezing, those temperatures are in the early 
morning and don't last very long.  I used to grow Lachenalias in raised 
beds which also worked fine except in 1990 when it was unusually cold, but 
when I redid those beds I didn't replant any Lachenalias since I had 
acquired a few pots that were virused which spread to some of my others and 
I wanted to monitor all the others to be sure they were all right so left 
them out of the beds I redid.

I took this picture of Lachenalia rubida on December 10. But it is still 
looking really nice and festive.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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