What's blooming this week

Colleen silkie@frontiernet.net
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:00:25 PDT
I wonder if the ( or one of) allowing factor is the humidity?  For instance,
azaleas and rhododendrons that are hardy for our temperatures cannot
withstand our dry air. 

NE Calif.

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Antigoni wrote
>Thank you, Gythio is a small seaside city, if I'm not mistaken zone 10.

Even though Gythio is probably zone 10 -- it is a seaside town of the
Peloponnese -- I collected seeds of several species there that are growing
in my Oregon garden, which experiences considerable frost. I especially
enjoy the Campanula versicolor which was growing in a cliff on the coast
road near the town. It flowered wonderfully last summer and is growing well
again. Many of the crocuses and Narcissus tazetta that grow there have done
well for me, too. I think many Mediterranean bulbs and other plants can
tolerate more cold than they normally experience in their native habitat.
This is also true of North American Pacific Coast bulbs and shrubs.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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