USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map: 2012 Update

The USDA updated their 1990 Plant Hardiness Zone Map for better accuracy in planting. See link for expanded article and map from About.com: http://gardening.about.com/od/Gardening-Resources/ss/Usda-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Maps.htm

I am now on the hinge of Zones 5A & a5 B, but I will err on the side of caution and plant for Zone 4!  This winter notwithstanding (the warmest since 1932 according to local WGN radio), my region has been extra cold the last 5 years, reaching daily highs below zero for several days in a row.

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