San Diego County has six major climate zones which is important to know when you are planting. The San Diego County Water Authority breaks down the different zones to help guide you in your planting choices to manage your water resources efficiently and grow plants that are suited well to your environment. WIthin these climate ranges are microclimates, more specific to conditions of a particular location. A good example of this might be living in a valley or on a hillside where wind and sun might be variables dramatic enough to create different growing environments with a a climate zone.
March 24, 1940 – Kate Sessions, “Mother of Balboa Park” died at age 83.
Kate was a renown horticulturist trained at the University of California Berkeley. Kate operated a nursery in San Diego, and supervised the plantings at the Hotel del Coronado. The City of San Diego let her use 30 acres in Balboa Park rent-free, in exchange for her planting 100 trees a year in Balboa Park and donating another 300 trees for planting around San Diego. Kate Sessions was a woman with vision who left us a legacy of trees.
Spring has sprung! Mi Esposo and I took a daycation out to the desert a couple of days ago and saw beautiful vistas of wildflowers in bloom. We did a big circle out Hwy 8, through Ocotillo, over to Borrego Springs, up Banner Grade to Julian, through Cuyamaca, then home. Weather was beautiful and crowds were minimal in the middle of the week.