Importance of Hardiness Zones
Monday, April 10, 2017
If you are new to gardening, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the term “Hardiness Zones”. This phrase is found on almost any flower, plant, or tree and it is key to selecting the right plants for your flower boxes.
The US Department of Agriculture began publishing hardiness zone maps in 1960 to educate planters on the best plants suited to their specific environment. The USDA divided the country into 13 areas, zones, based on temperature. Their map is occasionally updated to reflect ongoing temperature changes across the country.
Once you identify your zone, which you can do by viewing the map here, be sure to only select plants that also thrive in your zone. Because of the temperate weather, zones 5-7 have the widest range of options when it comes to floral plantings, though zones 1-4 and 8-10 still have many to choose from.
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