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Rainfall Map

We've discussed USDA hardiness zones and AHS heat zones. And then
there's the sunset system etc. We've talked about southeast heat is not
the same as southwest heat, especially the humidity.

I just received the new High Country Gardens catalogue. On pg 37 they
have a rainfall map. Perhaps you've seen one elsewhere, but I haven't
and I find it very interesting. They show 6 zones in which the rainfall
differs by 10 inch increments. In addition, they code all their plants
to indicate somewhat, how much rainfall they can handle. This is why I
don't do well with Penstemons and Salvias. I'm in the 30-40 inches per
year zone. Marge and Gene are in the 40-50 inches rainfall zone. Texas
and OK span 3 zones from west to east. Jim is, of course, in the 50-60+

I'm sure it is there, but I wasn't able to locate this map on the HCG
website. But you should watch for it when your catalogue comes. This is
valuable information for any part of the country.


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