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Gardeners see warmer hardiness zones for plants, but not by much

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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Longtime master gardener John Nash, with more than 65 years of digging in the dirt, is a bit concerned that gardeners will take the news that they might be in slightly warmer zones for cold-hardy plants and run with it too far. The hardiness zones, he warned, are based on averages, so temperatures can still — and regularly do — get colder than expected, damaging or killing plants. “Don’t go out planting palm trees,” said Nash, of Jackson Township, “because we still live in the Midwest.” And anyway, he and...

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