From my list on California Mediterranean Gardening.
Who am I?
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you know that its climate is unique in the U.S. and that there are many microclimates within the region. It’s all mediterranean, as you can tell by its dry summers and mild, wet winters. But near the coast, summer fog carpets the land for weeks and winter is rarely frosty, while inland summers are hot, winter frosts are frequent. I live here and use my academic and first-hand experience with plants to help regional gardeners create year-round beauty and harvests in all of our wonderful, often perplexing microclimates.
Pam's book list on California Mediterranean Gardening
Why did Pam love this book?
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.