UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Mediterranean Garden

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Objective and Design

This garden demonstrates the types of plants that grow in the Mediterranean regions throughout the world. A Mediterranean climate generally has very hot, dry summers with temperatures in the mid 80’s to 100’s degree Fahrenheit. Winters are mild and cool averaging between 40-50 degrees F with most rainfall occurring between autumn and spring.

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Lessons Learned In 2016

Slight changes in the garden are occurring each year based on experimentation. As with each Mediterranean region in the world there are slight variations in temperature, amount of sun, soil conditions, and moisture needs, or even types of fauna (such as gophers) within each of these regions. For example, even though most the Sacramento and Placerville area is within a Mediterranean climate we know some area can grow citrus and others cannot. The same is with soils. Some are heavy clay, some are sandy, or some could be loam. And these changes can occur even within the Sherwood Demonstration Garden.

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Mediterranean Garden Plant List

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Here is a complete plant list for our Mediterranean Garden

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The plants in the Mediterranean Garden are generally sun lovers. 

Calandrinia spectabilis, 'Rock Purslane'
Calandrinia spectabilis, 'Rock Purslane'

Devil's Tobacco, Chilean Lobelia
Devil's Tobacco, Chilean Lobelia

Phlomis purpurea, Purple Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis purpurea, Purple Jerusalem Sage

Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
 

 

 

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