come about end of june or july, or whenever my present home has been sold,
my family and i will be hop(ping), skip(ping), and jump(ing) our way to
west-central oregon...about 25 minutes east of klamath falls, to be exact.
i AM aware the climate is akin to high desert; but i'm not sure about
anything else, even though i've written extensive letters to OSU (oregon
state u)...and i was wondering if anyone here can help me??
i'm looking for info about what the usda zone is? (i'm thinking zone 6? the
winter temperature is not supposed to drop below 5 degrees F). also, the
soil is sandy with a high content of lava rock---and i'm wondering if the
soil could be anything like the lava-type soil in hawaii---rich and good
growing medium??? i'm pretty sure the pH will be pretty close to equal
between alkaline and acidic, but there, too, i'm not having any GOOD idea,
so, please...if there's anyone here who lives in or near klamath falls
(bonanza, sprague river <the town, not the river>, olene, dairy, etc.) could
you give me some ideas what to look forward to?? i would love to, once
again, be able to grow russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) trees; lots
and lots of spearmint & peppermint; i REALLY, REALLY want another Fagus
sylvatica 'tricolour'---and many other goodies i used to grow in usda zone
so....ANY and ALL help would truly be appreciated.....and if you wish to
respond to me and/or the group, my REAL email addy is below my signature;
and i thank you, in advance, for your efforts.
With Malus toward none, and Cherry-Trees toward all.
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