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I saw a post earlier asking “where our advice is coming from”. Part of the discussion suggested we list our hardiness zones to help out. A few weeks ago I donated to arborday.org. While on their website, I found a hardiness zone look up. This will work for those of you with US Zipcodes. Those of you outside the US might contact arborday.org request a tool that works for your location.

Keep in mind that these zones are based on your zip code only, so your micro-climate probably won’t be taken into account. And, I would assert that the basis of our zones is changing very rapidly. When I moved into my current Seattle home I would assert we were a zone 8a, now we have years when it feels more like a zone 9.

Times they are a changin’!

Go here to look up your zone!

-- GardenMentor, Seattle, WA, www.gardenmentors.com & www.gardenhelp.org



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hardiness zone 8

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2474 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 2395 days ago

Thanks for the link :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2596 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1939 days ago

a discussion about the zones for Canadians is here

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2367 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 1939 days ago

Be aware that the Arborday zone mapping and the USDA zone mapping are not the same. Close, but not the same.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2596 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1305 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor found these sites:

http://www.garden.org/zipzone/index.php

http://www.lycaeum.org/cultivate/zones.html

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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daltxguy

882 posts in 1693 days
hardiness zone 4a

posted 1304 days ago

here it is for New Zealand

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2596 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 706 days ago

and don’t forget about microclimates within your gardening area
Here is some good information on the topic

here is our gateway topic

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2596 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 633 days ago

good information re: frost protection: LINK

and another

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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woodify

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hardiness zone 6a

posted 105 days ago

This site has Canadian, US and some European zones
http://www.plantmaps.com/

-- Woodified ~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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jroot

5055 posts in 2226 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 104 days ago

Great site, Woodify. Thanks.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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