While traveling this year, I decided to do some gardening in each location I visited.
Since I was visiting family, I chose which plants and designs to plant. It is very important to do some research before planting in the different climates.
My first visit was to beautiful Vancouver Island where plants flourish almost overnight. I planted tons of annuals and before I left in 10 days the plants were growing and flowering like mad. They do have the humidity and perfect climate for almost any flower. The flowers on Vancouver island are so pungent and colorful-gorgeous!
My next visit was a bit more challenging. I was visiting Big Sky Montana where the weather is extremely hot, windy and dry. I found books in the library regarding plants native to this area. I did a lovely rock garden with succulents that are native to this area. We planted tomatoes, strawberries and lots of annuals. These plants have to be watered at least twice a day with the dry, hot climate. They too, are thriving.
I also have a beautiful bunch of pots on my balcony. I am fortunate to have a South facing balcony, so they have light all day.They need a lot of water as well.
I find gardening very relaxing.
The library has many books on gardening and zonal gardening. Just check with one of our staff on your next visit to any one of the CPL locations.