New plant map shows state warming

Jan 27th, 2012 | By | Category: General

Garden writer Colleen Plimpton has been keeping a gardening journal for 40 years. She has seen things get warmer.

“I used to wait until Memorial Day to put impatiens in,” Plimpton, of Bethel, said. “Now I can put them in (in) early May or April. I can grow things I couldn’t before.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture agrees.

On Wednesday, the department released its 2012 national plant hardiness map — the map that gardeners and nursery owners use to help decide which plant can grown where, and when they can put things in the ground.

For more on this story, visit: New plant map shows state warming – NewsTimes.

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