March 1, 2020

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was originally compiled at the Arnold Arboretum, first published in 1938 and most recently updated (for only the second time) in 2012. *  The previous update was in 1990.  The map can be useful in helping to decide whether or not to pl...

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Unfortunately, most people have limited gardening ability or environmental ethic; including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific examples of the incompetence and deficiency with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.

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