Jane/Bulb frame

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:48:27 PDT
John Ingram wrote,

>You've mentioned several times about your bulb frame. Can you give a 
>little more description? To me a "frame" is a small structure and I 
>couldn't imagine a Delphinium blooming in it.
>I think of a cold frame type structure made from 2 x 12 or 1 x 12 with old 
>window panes on top that are raised durung warm weather. I think this 
>would work for a lot of your smaller bulbs, narcissus, romuleas, crocus, 
>non hardy misc. things and such but not the taller things you have tlaked 

My bulb frames are rather large, about 5 feet high at the ridgepole of the 
newer ones and about 3 feet high in the older ones, and are described and 
pictured in the recent Timber Press book "Rock Garden Design and 
Construction. However, Delphinium luteum (native to your adopted state of 
California, John) is only about 20 inches tall in flower. There are many 
small Delphinium species -- they're not just the familiar massive border 

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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