The tops of my bulbs were planted about 3" down, butted right up against the wall. Hard to say how dry they were last fall, however this is the driest side of the house. Any water following the path down the wall gets dumped into the gravel lines leading to the basement sump pump. Boyce Tankersley Director of Living Plant Documentation Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022 tel: 847-835-6841 fax: 847-835-1635 email: email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Adam Fikso Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:59 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Scilla peruviana Boyce? When you say, "lining the edge of the basement wall" --How close is tht in inches. And did they go into the winter dry? How deep? Mine were down about 6" and at 24" from the wall. Too far out, I think, but OK for the Eucomis, Crinums, small Zantedeschias, and gladioli.