Howdy! We have a pretty healthy disrespect for too many boundaries, lol. Most of us are in the 5-6 gardening zones, but we live in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky & West Virginia, with a few folks chiming in from Florida, Arizona, Minnesota. Why don't you go to this thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1263503/
and introduce yourself and join in. Most days there will be more than one post to that thread, aka the Coffee House thread. My name is Pat, and I live in Cincinnati. I am an untutored gardener, and it shows, usually!