Moving to Seattle! What can I grow?
I am a Maryland gardener and my boyfriend and I have decided that we are moving to Seattle next summer because we both hate Maryland's hot humid summers and cold freezing winters.
Has anyone else here in this forum relocated from Maryland/DC/Virginia (the Mid-Atlantic) into the Seattle area? What kind of climate change should I be prepared for?
Can someone please tell me which of my favorite plants can be successfully grown in the Seattle area:
- hydrangeas, lilacs, Japanese maples, daffodils, delphiniums, lilies (bulbs), water lilies, David Austin Roses, white birch, junipers, tulips, clematis, daylilies, liatris, Shasta daisy, columbine, and hostas?
I heard that the Pacific Northwest has problems with gigantic slugs that are big enough to devour a human baby. Is this true?
Also, I thought I read somewhere that someone was growing PALM TREES outdoors in the P.N.W. Is this true?! If so, what genera/species?
THanks for your help everyone!
- Victor :)