Sunset's Countrywide Zone Maps

Judy Glattstein
Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:33:25 PST
If you look at Sunset's maps for the western United States they divvy up 
regions and fine-tune microclimates such as San Francisco with its 
bayside foggy conditions from the more inland locales. The rest of the 
country - central, northern, south, southeast, northeast -  are not as 
finely tuned. Example: it should be noted that the bay side of Long 
Island has different growing conditions than on the Atlantic shore.

Is this better than USDA zone maps? No question. Is it as good as their 
western zones? Come on people who live outside the original Sunset zones 
- what's your opinion?

Judy in New Jersey where the winds have died down, the sun is shining, 
and the thermometer has again reduced below the freezing point r

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