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Hardiness Zones

United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness zone map.
United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness zone map.
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  • Nancy 5 years ago

    Good information. Astute gardeners will no doubt be able to identify micro-climates over time and maximize their use to help protect cherished perennials or find the perfect spot for a plant that needs just a bit less drainage. It's a fascinating aspect (and challenge) of gardening, especially in this area, where the summers get brutally hot, but gardens also can stay soggy for weeks on end through the winter.

  • Shawna 5 years ago

    Hi Nancy,

    I lost my lavender to just those conditions. The location was perfect throughout the spring and into fall. I didn't notice how soggy the soil had gotten during the winter. By the time I did, it was too late.

    Understanding micro-climates does take trial and error, but the hardiness zones do give you a great place to start.

    Thank you so much for commenting.

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