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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Microclimates and Native Plants
No matter where you live much of gardening is about meeting challenges.  Native plants are found more easily than ever before, no matter what your planting zone. Check out your local native plant society and native plant nursery.  The amazing plant in the photo is perfectly suited to dry, arid Southern California. Check out the Projects Page for more details. 

  Determining Microclimates

Your site will vary due to microclimates, weather patterns and growing conditions. Typical microclimates include:

  • open, exposed to sun and wind
  • sunny/sheltered
  • canopied (dappled sunlight), deep shade

The best plants suited to your area are the natives. Take a look around. Native plants have fewer pest problems and are easier to grow and use less water.

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