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Not Too Late for UMass Garden Calendar


UMass Garden Calendar 2014

It is not too late to order the 2014 UMass Garden Calendar. This is always beautiful, and this year the monthly photographs feature a floral  happy dozen from potted tulips to Linda Campbell rugosa blossoms to a glorious sunflower.

But the calendar is not only beautiful it contains a wealth of gardening advice and information for those of us in the norhteast. This year there is a thorough explanation of the USDA climate zones.  I always forget how the a and b categories work, but I am now 5b which means I should safely be able to plant plants that are hardy to between -10 and -15 degrees.  Zone 5a would mean I’d need plants hardy to between – 15 and – 20 degrees.  Of course, they also allow that zone guides don’t tell the whole story. We each might have warm or cold microclimate just in our own garden that can provide a surprise. The calendar does give  the zone maps for all of New England, and Massachusetts

There is also a bit of advice for every day in the year, and a browse through the monthly page will give you a good idea of how you’ll be spending your time.

You can order online at for $12 plus shipping.  There are special rates for 10 or more. Great holiday present!

UMass Garden Calendar 2014

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