Local Area Conditions
When a plant is moved to a new spot in the garden, it can be a very stressful event. Not only can the plant’s roots be damaged, but in its new location, the plant may encounter new soils, moisture levels, sun exposure, microclimates, wind patterns, and a variety of other changes. All in all, it may be a difficult experience for the plant, especially if the new site is not well suited to the plant’s particular habits and needs.
In a similar fashion, transplanting a gardener into a new location may also be quite stressful. When the “Transplanted Gardener” cuts their roots and moves to a new area, the gardener may need to adjust to a completely new gardening environment, one with an unfamiliar climate, soils, and rainfall patterns, a foreign location where old favorites may not flourish and new plant choices abound. The difficulties faced by the transplanted gardener are amplified when the move is not just across town, but to a new state or region, as is increasingly common in our mobile society.
The purpose of this section is to assist the Transplanted Gardener in preparing for, and adjusting to, their new gardening environment in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, Washington. These pages do not provide detailed information on specific gardening techniques or plant/cultivar selection, but rather present a general overview of the climate, geography, rainfall patterns, and soil types found in our area. This information will give the Transplanted Gardener a head start in adjusting to their new location.
Learn more about the local area conditions (geography, climate, rainfall, and soils) of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties: