Hey. Sorry to hear you are all freezing up there. Still, you know more about the weather down here than we do. Do you think it will rain this weekend? ;)
Ever since I joined the site, I've been trying to figure out how cold it really is in the US. Your article helps. If I understand right, its mainly just your winters that plunge so low but you still get reasonable summers. Is that right?
Yes, it is the winters that are colder in some latitudes here, where their opposite number, down your way, is not nearly so cold. Summers are reasonable, although sometimes very hot, as the land warms up faster than water just as it cools down faster. So we can get hotter, and colder as well!
OK. I sprouted some Occotillo. It being a Texan desert plant, I was worried about our winter & put them in the greenhouse. Then I saw a photo on the web of Ocotillo covered in snow & was like, scratching my head. Its the same with adeniums needing high humidity for germination. Hard to figure from here where the deserts are hot all the time & dry most of it. You must have deserts where it snows. Is that right as well?
Weird place this america ;) They are talking about the hurricanes in the news over there atm. Sounds like you need to be tough to survive.
Well, yes, we do have snow in the deserts here. Sometimes we have floods in the deserts too, as it will be dry for most of the year, then rain like crazy for a while. When that happens,the desert literally blooms, with flowers and greenery as far as the eye can see. Then it all dries out again . . .
OK. Its only been a week or so. I am keeping them moist in the greenhouse. Soon I am going to go bush & get some eucalyptus root soil. I need to experiment with it so I can bonsai some later. Eucalypts & Corymbias will die I reckon if their soil is completely changed like most bonsais. Hopefully I can work out a method using mycorrhiza that will make eucalyptus bonsais more possible.