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Re: Re: New USDA Zone Map


More use needs to be made of the AHS heat zones too.
While hardiness is a major concern North of the Red River, here it's heat zones that are more relevant.
Theresa can grow lots of things in her No. CA zone 8 that I wouldn't
dare try here. But she doesn't have blast furnace summers either. Here's
where the heat zones make such a difference. Most stuff is hardy at my
place except for the really tender tropical stuff and we usually do get
a couple freezes, but it's not cold that does my plants in - it's heat
and drought. I guess the smart play is to plant things that are adapted
or native to your local climate w/ the occasional exotic experiment just
for fun! I've gone w/ more xeriscape stuff since those last two bad
droughts we had 4 years or so ago. Just makes sense.


IMO that is!!
:-) 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 28 May 2003 08:26:30 -0500

>It takes more than a zone area to make a plant survive in your yard. Guessing it is a starting point for a plant choice.
>
>I am still in the same zone here, but have lost plants that should
>survive in zone 5, and have also over wintered zone 6 plants. Trial and
>error is the only way IMHO to know what really grows here.
>
>
>My issue is plant labels... they need more than a zone and limited info
>on them.... Many times I have purchased a plant due to it's appearance,
>then get home and research it. You then realize that it will not survive
>where you planned on putting it... and now have to figure out what you
>are going to do with it. Thinking about carrying a few books in my car
>from now on....:(
>
>
>Donna
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Daryl
>> Does anyone but me think that the new Zone map is a huge waste of money,
>> time and effort? Throwing out half a century of temperature readings in
>> favor of less than two decades worth doesn't make sense to me.
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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