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Judith Horton-Holm
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Please don't forget to include lots of natives in your garden design to help local wildlife -bees, butterflies, birds, etc.
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Be aware that the USDA zones are wildly misleading ... they only give the minimum winter temps a plant can tolerate. That's the "Hardiness".

Phoenix AZ and Tampa FL are supposedly in the same zone ... the summers aren't at all alike.
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