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Microclimates are your friends
Kylee Baumle
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:54 PM

In the Garden

By Kylee Baumle

I recently spent a week in San Francisco, touring amazing public and private gardens, as well as seeing the usual tourist hot spots. With Ohio temperatures hovering around the 95-degree mark when I left, the Mediterranean climate of San Francisco was looking mighty fine to me.

As luck would have it, the bay area was experiencing an unusual heat wave and as we roamed around this garden and that one, I felt like I’d jumped from the frying pan into the fire. But unbelievable beauty was all around me, with an abundance of plants that I was unfamiliar with, due in part to San Francisco being blessed with so many microclimates.