Mediterranean climate talk…. and related blog posts
The beautiful photo of the Golden Gate bridge largely engulfed in fog is a classic summer site here in the San Francisco Bay Area where our summers are long and dry, (with temps getting hotter traveling inland) and our winters are mild and wet.
What we have in common with other Mediterranean climate regions of the world, including California and the Western United States, is our shared rain-free, dry summers and mild wet winters.
What are the 5 Mediterranean Climate Regions of the World?
- Mediterranean Basin
- South Africa
And if you live and garden in one of these areas, you know that those long stretches of dry summers make gardening a challenge where water conservation and thirsty plants are a poor match.
Instead, you can successfully grow from an amazing palette of drought adapted California native plants along with many of those from the other Mediterranean regions to create a dynamic garden that uses way less water and can be easier to maintain.
Previous Blog Posts Focused on the California Garden:
Read through and check back often because we’re continually writing about gardening in CA. Enjoy!
1. Colorful Flowers and Foliage
The color wheel in the garden is very much alive. Read these short posts for color based plant info and inspiration:
2. Wildflife in the Garden
3. Using Less Water:
4. Garden Design: