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Re: dry May
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon
on 6/1/2018, 2:33 pm, in reply to "Re: dry May
not necessarily, it is normal and typical for coastal areas on the west coast to be cool (70f is a "warm" day on the coast, LOL) in the summer because of prevailing westerly winds and cold ocean currents that periodically bring in clouds and fog from Seattle to San Diego causing "May Gray" and "June Gloom" . interior areas away from the coast are of course much warmer in the summer. the fire danger is already starting to grow all over our area because of the lack or rain in May and the expected summer drought that is typical of our "Mediterranean" climate patterns. increased heat without rainfall will likely stress plants (and the gardeners who have to provide extra water to them) and more importantly increase fire danger to even higher levels than normal sad to say.
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