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Re: The 70's were one cold Hayward decade.
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 10/6/2017, 3:59 pm, in reply to "Re: The 70's were one cold Hayward decade."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 10/6/2017, 9:06 pm
perhaps "socal is marching north" but since weather and climate are never static (they can and do change to a greater or lesser degree on a variety of long and short term trends and patterns---wet and dry years are probably the most readily seen relatively short-term changes) who knows for how far and for how long. enjoy both what you know you can grow and experiment with what you think MIGHT grow and if successful be happy and if not LEARN more about the realistic limitations of your (or anybody else's) climate and microclimate---it's what keen gardeners and plant geeks do.
OTOH, you have a very mild climate to start with many chances to grow "new" stuff that may in fact "always" was at least potentially suitable but nobody (even the "experts") ever thought to really try or try under the right conditions (i.e. best microclimate).
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