Yes, I do believe in global warming. Both zone maps were revised in 2003-2006 to reflect the hotter summers and more moderate winters. Case in point, I used to use this website to identify my zone. It lets you put in your zip code and shows the map with very nice detail. That was until I noticed that it said that days over 88 Degrees were "rare" - Ha! not! The city of Chicago has plans in development - really scary representation of the estimated climate change by 2090 and the impact on plants and animals. So much so that I heard the city revised it's tree planting recommendations and not putting in more native trees like White oak because of heat/water considerations.
|Differences between 1990 USDA hardiness zones and 2006 arborday.org hardiness zones (wiki)|
I'm only caring for my garden for a little time, I wonder what it will look like in 100 years? Wow I always wanted palm trees....
Today I'm singing "Hot Hot Hot"