Tuesday, March 3, 2009

An interactive map of plant hardiness zones

One of our readers, Pete Russo, writes: "I maintain a detailed and interactive map browser that displays the USDA plant hardiness zones for the continental US using the google maps api. Your readers my be interested in using this as a reference. Check it out...

I pilfered this image of plant hardiness zones from the USDA, but Russo's map uses Google cartography and layers that you can add or subtract at will. You can zoom in on your locale with a topographic view. It won't do your planting for you, but still, it's pretty cool. Pass it along to gardeners.

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