Regional Issue - Knowledgebase Question

Cedarhurst, Ne
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Question by shmoogle
April 21, 2010
Hi there,

I grew up in New York, but now live in Israel. My father sent me the link to this site and I am excited to learn from it.

But can you please advise me what region I should set it to? Maybe Arizona? Israel is in a hot climate. The summer temps reach high 80s-90s, and are dry (no rain). Winters are mild and wet.



Answer from NGA
April 21, 2010
I think your region is reasonably close to that of the desert southwest. I've visited the Tel Aviv University Botanic Gardens where I saw eucalyptus and mimosa trees, as well as herbacious plants from Asia and Australia. Since this is a learning experience for you, why not visit some nearby botanical gardens to see what's thriving there, as well what might be planted in other public places? Annual plants will grow almost anywhere, but of course they only live for a season. So if you want color for spring and summer, why not choose heat and drought tolerant desert plants? Lantana, trumpet vine, sages and salvias should work for you this time of year. Best wishes with your new garden!

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