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  •  Exactly (6+ / 0-)

    Ask any gardener. Ask any farmer. They'll tell you the climate is changing. They SEE it. They FEEL it. They KNOW it is.

    They know that things that used to be annuals are now tender perennials. That perennials that used to grow further south now grow fine for them. That bulbs that used to need to be in the ground by Nov. can wait until Christmas. That the snow they used to count on to for insulation might not be there.

    They KNOW.

    •  Cherries (2+ / 0-)
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      cai, Calamity Jean

      I have a cherry tree that used to give copious fruit. If it produces a dozen now, I'm lucky. Don't they need colder winters to fruit well?

      It could be lack of bees, as it does blossom. Also our crabapple tree had been blooming earlier and earlier over the last 10 years.  This year in February.

      Incidentally, the town I live in was an ideal cherry (and apricot) orchard zone until they planted a bunch of houses instead.  But that was 1930-1975.

      Where can I check the USDA zones? I know our Sunset (magazine) zone and I wonder if it changed as well.  Sunset has zones to account for the many microclimates in California.

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