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Post  bjkperkins on 3/27/2010, 10:34 pm

I am in western NC at about 3,300 ft above sea level. Last year our last frost was 3 days after Mother's Day. I don't think that describes the Upper South people. Anyone have a suggestion about where I would best fit in?

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Post  SirTravers on 3/27/2010, 10:54 pm

hrmm eastern side of the appalachians but south enough to get the gulf moisture during storms and high enough to get a winter snow..... we'll have to work on that one.

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Re: feeling a little lost, regionally speaking

Post  mckr3441 on 3/27/2010, 10:56 pm

Hello bjk. Welcome to the forums.

You will fit in where ever you feel comfortable. But I can agree that it doesn't seem like Upper South is where your climate-mates will be found. Here's some suggestions....

Do you know your hardiness zone? If not, you can find it by typing your ZIP code at this site: http://www.garden.org/zipzone/. Once you have that, you can look through the regions to find zone-mates. These zones cross the whole country so you might find your zone in some far off places but you will get good zone-related info there. Hook up in any/all of those.

You may also want to check in on your somewhat geographical region to pick up local news and doings.

I hope this helps. Be assured that no-one is going to say "you don't belong!" So have fun and may the sun shine on you and your garden, and may it shine SOON!
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Thanks for the welcome

Post  bjkperkins on 3/27/2010, 11:21 pm

Actually according to the regional plan here I would be in the Middle South along with Charlotte and Raleigh. I assure you, my climate is nothing like theirs! We had the worst winter in a long time but we did get about 100" of snow. It is not unusual to get 8-10" 4 or 5 times a winter. And the winds!! They don't call it Blowing Rock for nothin! Anyway the map you linked me with suggested 7a and that is probably somewhat more reasonable. Thank you for the quick response and the useful link.

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Post  martha on 3/28/2010, 2:09 pm

100"!!!!!!!! Guess you don't have problems with drought!
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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/28/2010, 2:47 pm

Hi bjk! I thought Middle South was closer to what you were describing too. The problem with such large areas of real estate is micro-climates. I garden in the Pacific Northwest where it sounds like Eden. But I just spent the last 25 years in a mountain valley. At only 1000 feet our last frost date was far later then the flatlanders. Our summer was usually as good or better then the flatlands BECAUSE our mountains (the same mountains that delayed our last spring frost) which protected us from the cooling effects of the inland waters of the Pacific. Once the clouds did make it too the valley they were reluctant to exit until they dropped enough rain to drench us thoroughly.

Keeping your own garden journal with weather records is the best way to understand your personal micro climate. Your Reign will give you a close range of last frost and heat zones. The rest is all about guess-ta-mating

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