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Growing Zone Information

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This USDA map divides the country into PLANT HARDINESS ZONES based on average lowest winter temperatures (see map below). We include ZONE ranges in our descriptions of hardy plants so you can tell if the plants you choose can survive in your location or the location of a gift recipient. We ship live plants, roots and bulbs at the right time for planting for your zone.

For annuals we list your expected Spring frost free date - this is helpful in determining when you can safely plant annual seeds and plants.

Your Zone Zone 10 Zone 9 Zone 8 Zone 7 Zone 6 Zone 5 Zone 4 Zone 3
Your Lowest Temp (F.) 30° to 40° + 20° to 30° 10° to 20° 0° to 10° -10° to 0° -20° to -10° -30° to -20° -40° to -30°
Your Last Frost Date (approximate) February Early March Early April Late April Mid- May Late May Early June Mid- June

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Before planting this spring, think of what emotions and feelings you want the garden to project. While this may sound a bit New Age, colors in the garden can impact our feelings. Want to create a retreat where one can relax and unwind after a busy day? Use the cool shades of blue, delicate pinks, rose and lilac or creamy white.

    Need a jolt in the morning to get you moving? Try hot colors like bright orange, vivid reds and radiant yellows and purples to cheer you up and get you started for a great day.