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Re: zone map

Please don't hold your breath waiting for that Marge - we'd miss you terribly!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 31 May 2003 00:34:16 -0400

>Most interesting background info. Jim.....you know the neatest
>What I'm waiting for is a hardiness/heat map that takes humidity,
>night temperatures, rainfall, soil, etc. into consideration and
>actually might be really useful:-)  Shall I hold my breath until it's
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
>> i agree, also. the sunset zones are terrific--in the west. they are
>less so 
>> in the east. in fact, in my part of the east they are re-numbered
>usda zones.
>> when sunset--lane publishing, palo alto, california--started it was
>> california-only magazine; it asked readers to keep track of their
>> and to report it to them. years later, when they slowly expanded
>> market, they did the same in other areas--but the information was
>> less useful because it was accumulated over a shorter time period.
>> zones for idaho, utah, and nevada, for example, are not nearly as
>> as the zones for los angeles or sacramento.
>> then lane publishing was bought out and sunset changed from a
>> magazine into an investment engine, and that engine bought southern
>> living--geographically, another quarter of the country and a
>quarter with 
>> no history of paying attention to microclimates. so sunset adopted
>the next 
>> best thing for its east coast zones.
>> raise your hand if you think it was usda hardiness zones with
>> designations.
>> the lane family, which was meticulous and compulsive about the
>> it provided, is probably petitioning the courts for a name change.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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