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.