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Re: zone map


LOL - good one!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 31 May 2003 13:04:04 -0500

>Marge, 
>the problem with your ideal zone map is that it would have 150 zones.  Can
>you imagine a plant tag that reads:
>Part Sun, moist, well-drained soil, 
>Zones 5-13, 19-64, 79-81, 107-123.
>;+D
>Kitty
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 5/30/2003 11:34:16 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] zone map
>>
>> Most interesting background info. Jim.....you know the neatest
>> factoids!  
>>
>> 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
>> published?
>>
>> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> mtalt@hort.net
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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
>> a 
>> > california-only magazine; it asked readers to keep track of their
>> weather 
>> > and to report it to them. years later, when they slowly expanded
>> their 
>> > market, they did the same in other areas--but the information was
>> often 
>> > less useful because it was accumulated over a shorter time period.
>> the 
>> > zones for idaho, utah, and nevada, for example, are not nearly as
>> reliable 
>> > as the zones for los angeles or sacramento.
>> > 
>> > then lane publishing was bought out and sunset changed from a
>> gardening 
>> > 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
>> different 
>> > designations.
>> > 
>> > the lane family, which was meticulous and compulsive about the
>> information 
>> > it provided, is probably petitioning the courts for a name change.
>>
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