Welcome to spring in the mid Atlantic states. Last Saturday night we had a low of 21f and now the days are in the 70sf. Typical swing of temps at this time of the year. The plants which were not damaged by the late frost are blooming. This is garden life when positioned half way between Florida and Maine. We can receive cold winds from the North but the hot and humid winds from the South usually influence our climate. The Appalachian Mountains block cold winds from the West and the Gulf Stream which brings warm water from the Caribbean along the coast produces our mild winters. This is why we can grow some tropicals especially along the coast and the string of islands which run north to south known as the Outerbanks.
Spring days in the 70s
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4 responses to “Spring days in the 70s”
You are really in a sweet spot for gardening.
Your climate seems similar to the one we have in southern Britain. I think I’m a bit too far north for bananas, unfortunately.
Yes, we have a Mediterranean climate ( zone 8) with dry summers and winters and wet spring and falls. We experience moist, warm winds from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and the Appalachian Mountains protect us cold winds coming from the North. Between November and March we can have nights below freezing but most days are above freezing. I have seen pictures of tropical looking gardens in the Far East of the British Isles because of the warm Gulf Stream waters. Trewidden Gardens is one I would love to visit!
Thanks for such a detailed reply. Sounds like you’ve got a great climate.