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What Does Hardiness Zone Mean To Me?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designed a map of the United States that shows color-coded plant hardiness zones as a guide for where plants may survive across the country. The Plant Hardiness Zone Map is a great place to start when choosing plants for your garden or landscape. However, keep in mind that other factors can contribute to their survival as well. Wind, rainfall, snowfall, humidity, light exposure and soil type all play a role in a plant’s success. Both new and experienced gardeners may find it a fun challenge to grow and care for plants outside their hardiness zones... [See More]

Tip of the week

Don't replace all of the potting mix in pots each season, instead just replace the top several inches with fresh soil. Potting soil can get expensive, so if you didn't have a disease problem last season, there is no need to throw it all away and start over.