New USDA map

dellis326 (Danny)January 25, 2012

There's a new USDA map, Chicago has officially be promoted to zone 6a

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/#

Here is a link that might be useful: New USDA map

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cactusmcharris

I looked at it - sometimes they'll bleed over into Western Canada. Whichever way you look at it, it's still Z4/conditionalZ5 - not good for winter Aloes.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 8:23PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

It looks like they raised me from a 6 to a 6b. Still not high enough. I really need to move to a warmer climate.

Thank you for the link.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 1:07AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Well, I wonder how much that cost us taxpayers. You know it is very undependable. This changes year to year. I think it is to push their global warming stuff. Is the earth warming. Yes. Now is it because of us or nature? Look at history. The earth goes thru cycles of warming and thaws. Can we change it. No. The whole world has to go together to do that. Can it ever happen. No. Again look at history. Too many nuts in charge taking control and killing their own people. Wait till Iran gets their bomb stuff going. Then talk about global warming.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 7:47PM
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birdsnblooms

We were raised, too..from 5A to 5B..I like this new zonal map better, lol. Toni

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 7:55PM
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cactusmcharris

Stush,

If I might suggest the proper place for your view of the global warning issue, this isn't it - it's the Hot Topics forum.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 8:55PM
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dellis326 (Danny)

"Weather is to the Climate" as a "wave is to the ocean". It reflects average minimum temps and has nothing to do with long term climate. It was first put out in 1960, long before anyone was talking about climate change. USDA maps are intended primarily for farmers to properly grow the food that you and the rest of us eat. It is a statistical data collection of weather reporting stations from around the country. The Arbor Day foundation changed their map a few years ago.

I agree, Your unscientific political opinion is off topic here.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 12:20AM
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sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)

Wow, I didn't know Orlando was 9b...Cool! My plants are staying outside...no worries. The only one I was really worried about during the cooler evenings was the bromeliad.

I agree, global warming is definitely off topic here.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 12:10PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Yes You are all right. Sorry. My bad.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 2:25PM
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ronalawn82(z9FL)

dellis326, ...and I raised the question in the Botany forum!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 4:32PM
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