[gardeners] New hardiness zones -- get the fan

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 27 May 2003 13:43:20 -0600

Bring out the fans.  The USDA has decided we're all several degrees warmer 
than we thought we were.  Two months ago, I was in zone 6, now I'm in zone 
7, having not moved an inch.  They've dropped the a and b parts of the 
zones.  I don't know whether the USDA checked with their boss about this 
warmer situation (didn't he deny the globe was warmer?), but they have also 
dropped Canada and Mexico as part of the zone map.  See it at www.ahs.org 
.  Margaret L