Molly Grothaus's tile garden, was Re: planting in pipes
Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:03:43 PDT
The tiles that Molly Grothaus used for growing bulbs were *flue* tiles, roughly 
18" x 10" rectangular cross section, not the small 6" diameter drain tiles. Her 
husband was a builder or contractor so she was able to get these in quantity at 
a reasonable price.

Butted up against one another, frost wouldn't have penetrated from the sides 
except around the edges of the assemblage.

Anyone living in an area where new residential construction usually includes a 
brick fireplace with a brick chimney can probably still buy these.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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