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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Maps for Foliage

In the 2009 Farmers’ Almanac we have included a couple new pieces of information we believe will be helpful. The first is a Hardiness Zone Map. It has now ben loaded on our site.  It is different from other more static maps. You scroll over you region and it becomes colored and relates to the suitability for winter survival  of a rated plant in an “average” winter. Here is a link http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/a/us-plant-hardiness-zones

As leaves start to change colors, we have listed the Peak Foliage Dates for the entire country.   This is found on page 72. Again,  you can go to our website and find a map which offers this information easily. Here is  the  link :   http://www.farmersalmanac.com/home_garden/a/fall-foliage-dates.   In Maine the leaves have already started to make the transition. Because of the wet summer, I believe we’ll have brilliant colors this fall.   

 Try both and spend time on our website. We are adding new features almost daily.   Sandi and I will be traveling to Savannah, Ga. to spend time with our friends at Farmers’ Almanac Television. I’ll return on Monday and offer insights into what is happening  in the world of TV. 

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