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Re: May to end in cold...
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 5/30/2017, 10:08 pm, in reply to "Re: May to end in cold..."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 5/30/2017, 11:27 pm
yes, deserts even some in "tropical" areas can get colder than one might thing but the cold is generally around freezing just for a few hours overnight. nevertheless, they all generally STILL need excellent drainage and a sunny warm spot and even mild spots that have cloudy relatively wet/slightly cool winters (like parts of the Bay Area and for that matter much of the west coast)may be challenging for some of these plants. you might consider using plants like some of the south African proteas and aloes (sure you already know about the aloes) and south Australian kangaroo paws and banksias that have showy exotic looking flowers (check out banksia menziesii for example) and can generally deal with both summer drought and winter wet. the list of plants both climatically adapted and flamboyantly attractive is very long and you of all folks already know many of the plants on that list and which have potential for your garden.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks