USDA Releases New Planting Map

This post has a little something for the geeks among us, the home gardeners and environmentalists:  the USDA has released its new plant hardiness zones map.  It is on the agency website in interactive form.  It is the first update in over 20 years.  For the geeks, it is an interactive app, for the home gardeners, it is a useful tool.  (Can I really plant timber bamboo in my backyard?)  For environmentalists, it shows that the warmer zones are spreading northward, another sign of global warning.  You can check it out here or by clicking on the image.

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