My Hardiness Zone & Your Hardiness Zone?

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    CliffandJoann

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    Hi everyone, I want to add my hardiness zone (zone7) under my city and state,
    however, I am having some difficulty in do so... Can someone
    please help me to edit my profile to include my zone?

    I am enclosing a link to the hardiness zone map for others that are interested,
    in adding their zone.
    All you need to do -- is pop in your zip code to get your planting/hardiness zone.

    I have found it to be an essential piece of information,
    when giving advise to fellow ponders for
    winterizing, and all other general pond related discussions regarding
    fish and plants, etc...

    Thanks in advance. Joann

    http://www.arborday.org/TreeInfo/ZoneLookup.cfm
     
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    oldmarine Married 32 years

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    Thanks for the link. I inserted my zip code, and I'm in zone eight (8).
     
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    anyone know how we can find out what ours is in the uk ?
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Goto your UserCP and edit your signature to add it there. I tried to do it for you but I guess I can't save those changes.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    STROPPY..your agricultural department of government should have it..is ministry of agriculture is what you call it ?
     
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    Interesting! That site is telling me I'm in zone 8. And I know for a fact I'm in zone 7.

    To test it, I plugged in my parents zip and they live in NYC, and its saying that they are in zone 7, which I know is not the case (they're in zone 6). I know there are two different zone maps, and the USDA map is the one that is considered to be the one to use by gardeners.

    Here is that link:

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

    I'm in zone 7. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    One tells me I am in zone 8-10 and the other says 9A.
    Truth is, we can have several different climates here since I am only few miles from the ocean to the west and the mountains to the east.
     
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    Your right, it says I'm zone 6 but, I've always known mine as a 5a or 5b. It usually shows the dividing line of 5 and 6 toward the bottom of my state. Global Warming?

    Latest map I'm aware of is from 2003. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

    Wonder what the date on this map is.
     
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    No. It's just a different measurement scale. As I said, there are two different organizations that do this. The one to use is the USDA one that is more widely accepted/recognized and not the arbor day one.
     
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    thanks joann..yes im zone 8 :D
     
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    You're welcome stroppy. Koikeeper, I believe the one I posted is more
    accurate than the garden.org one. You may be in a microclimate...

    Some zip codes are in small areas that are warmer or cooler than the surrounding area. These areas,
    called microclimates, are often associated with urbanization or steep elevation changes, and many are too small to show on our map.
    If it looks on the map like your zip code should be in a different hardiness
    zone than the one we provide for you, your zip code is probably in a microclimate that is too small to represent on the map.

    A good example of this is Chicago, Illinois. Several zip codes for the city of Chicago bring up zones 5-6.

    Microclimates occur in most large cities due to the urbanization effect that buildings bring about. In addition,
    regions of the country with bodies of water or mountains may contain "pockets."
    These climatic pockets mirror warmer or cooler zones than the surrounding region.

    To be sure of your zone, you could call your local agricultural college and check with them.
    I'm an interested as to the findings.

    Joann
     
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    I'm sticking to the USDA map knowing I'm in zone 7 and not in zone 8. It matters to me because I'm an avid gardener, and am very careful about my plant choices.

    When I lived in NY, it was zone 6 (and I even considered that a stretch). I in no way see Long Island as zone 7....you guys get lots of snowfalls, etc. I lived in West Hempsted, LI, for several years and sat inundated under more 15 snowfalls per winter than I care to remember. Hats, gloves, boots, frigid, etc. Heck, last winter my parents in NYC experienced nearly 20 snowstorms one after the other, while we didn't have one here.

    Where I live now in NC, I have never worn a pair of boots, gloves or hat ever. And I wear a light jacked all winter. In all the years I've been here, I think we've had snow 3 times, and it lasted no more than a few hours. Now, that sounds like zone 7 to me.

    Hate snow! Hate cold! Blech!

    LOL!
     
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    Koikeeper, the zone is determined by the average minimum temperature
    in the coldest months. For example on the coldest days in winter
    if the temps are 0 to 10 you're is zone 7..

    In zone 8. the minimum temperature in the coldest days of winter, is between
    10 to 20 degrees.. I know I am in zone 7, cause we are very careful
    of the plants we plant both land and water ...Cliff is an avid gardner as well.


    Do you live in the mountains?
     
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    According to the average Average annual minimum temp scale that is currently posted I should be in zone 9 not zone 8. We rarely (and I mean rarely) ever get temps down in the 10 to 20 degree F range. Once or twice a year we might get temps down into the teens in the Tacoma/Seattle area of Washington state.

    Maybe this zone scale is based on record temps from fifty years ago.
     
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    I do not live in the mountains, no. I live just outside of Charlotte, NC.

    Again, there are several measurements for a zone, and I' sticking with the USDA version.

    The only thing I can think of is that your scale doesn't account for wind chill, perhaps? Dunno.

    No offense of course, just friendly conversation here.:frown:
     
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    I'm claiming to a soild zone 7. some charts is A and some B but I have so many trees and the fences that the wind dosnt whip up too bad. CHesapeake got all of some 'slush' twice last year i believe...
     
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