I got the plan from Adelma Simmons book "Herb Gardening in Five Seasons". She begins with a Winter Diary with a day very much like the one I am experiencing. The brainchild of Caprilands Gardens now called Caprilands Institue. She left her entire estate to the nonprofit educational institute. There is confusion if this site is available for visits. The website is down but I have found they have a facebook site with an update done yesterday and they have reported to the IRS. So it appears they are still in open and have times posted. If seems you can view the garden but they do not have the high teas and lunches as they did years ago. I do hope they organize some programs and events to prevent the place falling into total disarray.
I found it very interesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. They put my area into another zone 6A from 5B. Climate oscillation is a on going occurrence and if you look into history you will find interesting evidence of change. Maybe the polar bears with be hit hard because of this climate change just as the wild horses and three-quarters of the large mammals in North America did at the end of the Pleistocene. Should we do restoration ecology and bring back the cheetahs, camels, elephants and other mega fauna to North America? Heck, maybe an ecological history park , say in Manhattan, Kansas area, would bring in huge eco-tourism benefits.