Thursday, October 02, 2014
Parts of Ireland are Subtropical
I wanted to comment on the comments on the post below. I also wondered how Ireland could have such lush gardens and why everything ---really---was much larger in their gardens. They also seemed to have fewer issues with bugs. I 'think' it is because the island is along the Gulf Stream. Yes, the warm waters that caress our East Coast also reach as far as Ireland and after looking at the plants and signs and chatting with a botanist, I realized that the climate is subtropical! They can take plants from Brazil, Cuba, etc. and they do very well. The nights are cool and the summer days are rarely hot. Winters are not always harsh. Perfect weather for growing plants! And, like Washington and Oregon they get lots of misty rain.