U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Vermont
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 11-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Location: The Woods
16,936 posts, read 22,206,840 times
Reputation: 9020


Just based on the natural forests of the area, I would say Vernon and vicinity is the warmer part of the state. There are forests of black gum, some understory chestnut, and other species there that resemble the forests farther south in New England. And the zone map appears to correlate with that. But still, it's not really warm enough if you're going from NJ, as many species that will thrive in NJ will never survive in any of VT. You would need to look at every species of rose you have, research its accepted cold tolerance, and take into account as well your plant/seed source, to see which can survive in VT. I know with trees of the same species you can't always take its offspring and plant it in another location within its native range and have success. Black walnuts growing in VT have greater cold tolerance than black walnuts growing in southern states, for example, and the offspring of a southern walnut tree may or may not survive in VT because of slight regional variability and adaptations. There is no one answer to your question and seeing how you must be attached to those plants I wouldn't want to give you one when it would mean some would live and some would probably not live for the reasons I described. It may be warm enough for some of them but not others in southeastern VT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 11-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
2,135 posts, read 1,309,730 times
Reputation: 6092
Originally Posted by cgregor View Post
Wal, I dunno. We do a pretty good business here at our surfing gear shop on the Connecticut most Januaries, And the banana plantations over in Townshend do so well they have to recruit Jamaicans year 'round. Good thing Jamaica's only six miles up the road. Most months in Springfield it's warm enough so there's a sunbathing competition between the residents of the Whitcomb high-rise (elderly) and the state office building workers on the roof of the respective buildings-- you can check it out if you use binoculars in the Lovejoy parking lot. My neighbors said the February heat darn near killed their overwintering parsnips. But I wouldn't expect roses to hack it in this state.

As global warming increases, though, Vermont is going to have a climate like Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I think right now Bucks County is Zone 4, which ought to be good for roses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2015, 10:36 AM
Location: Summit, NJ
1,461 posts, read 1,362,100 times
Reputation: 1693
Elevation can make a huge difference. I used to live in Hartland right near the CT river (so low elevation) and parts of Hartland near the Woodstock border could be way colder --- in particular, I remember the snow melting slower there during March. I had a garden at my place and a garden on a farm property 5 miles away, and they got a frost weeks before we did.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2015, 01:37 PM
Location: Vermont
10,281 posts, read 11,170,749 times
Reputation: 14111
Originally Posted by arctichomesteader View Post
Just based on the natural forests of the area, I would say Vernon and vicinity is the warmer part of the state.
I've often noticed on the news that Vernon has the highest temperature in the state, summer or winter. I just wonder if that will change with VY closing down and emitting less radiation.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Vermont
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top