Delphinium: The Big Lie

Has anyone ever actually grown a delphinium? Really, if you have, please write to me and tell me about it. I remember being so comforted last year when I saw some enormous and gorgeous delphiniums at the farmers market–and I mean these babies were almost as tall as I was–and when I said, “Oh, I wish I could grow delphiniums in my garden like this,” the farmer just laughed and said, “Oh, honey. You don’t grow these in a garden. You grow them in a greenhouse.”

Oh. Right.

This photo comes from Jackson & Perkins, and I don’t believe it one bit.

by way of Angela’s Garden Blog: Delphinium Destruction