Answer: The woodland and meadow look won't work well in your new gardening region. The soil is different and so is the summer weather. I think the best approach is to plant shrubs and perennials tolerant of the summer heat. Here's a list of plants developed by the City of Lancaster which is the same gardening zone as yours. You can learn about the best plants for your area: http://www.avrcd.org/detailed_plant_list.htm
Good luck with your new garden!
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