Bulbs for Mediterranean Gardens--TOW

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 20:07:26 PST
Lee Poulsen mentioned the rain shadow area of Washington state's Olympic
Peninsula. There is also a rain shadow area in eastern Vancouver Island,
British Columbia.
 Mary Sue also mentioned the growing of Mediterranean plants in New
Zealand. I'm not sure about the North Island, but there are significant
rain shadow zones on the South Island, again on the east side.

Rainfall on the entire Pacific coast of North America varies extremely
within short distances. Average annual rainfall in Portland, Oregon is 32
inches; I live 25 miles southeast of there, at 1600 feet (about 530 m) in
the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, and average annual rainfall here is
45 inches. 

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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