From Pam's list on California Mediterranean Gardening.
are 5 regions of the world with mediterranean climates. They are similar in
having a dry summer and a mild, wet, winter, but they differ in exact rain
patterns and temperatures. Peter Dallman has done us the service of analyzing
each of them, showing how they compare to California, and what grows in each
one. Charts and maps help us compare the regions and understand what we can
grow here and why.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
This book provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the landscapes, vegetation types, and plants of the five regions of the world that have a Mediterranean climate. This climate of mild, rainy winters and dry, warm summers is found in the Mediterranean Basin, the south-western part of Australia, the Cape region of South Africa, Central Chile, and California. The regions are widely separated and the flora of each is distinctive, having for the most part developed independently. Nevertheless, the plants share remarkably similar characteristics which allow them to survive in these unusual conditions. Peter Dallman's non-technical prose is complemented by numerous…