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Re: Heat zones


Here, some things that just sail through our cold winters, die when  
the prairie heat hits in summer.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 24, 2006, at 6:40 PM, Theresa wrote:

> Here I was always thinking about the utility of heat zones the  
> other way around- like the reason I can't successfully grow many  
> traditional cottage garden perennials is because they's croak from  
> too much heat!
> Theresa
>
> james singer wrote:
>
>> Finally found an instance when AHS heat zones were useful. Guy who  
>> lives on Salt Spring Island, which is a few miles east of Victoria  
>> in the gulf between Vancouver and Victoria. BC, and is in USDA  
>> hardiness zone 9, wanted to know if he could grow avocados, which  
>> flourish in zone 9 California and Florida. And the answer is no,  
>> because while it's warm enough in winter, it isn't hot enough in  
>> summer. First time it dawned on me--doh--that knowing one's heat  
>> zone might have some utility in the real world.
>>
>>
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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