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Each month a different flower will be featured to expand our knowledge base
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What to Plant Where


USDA Hardiness Zones
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate zones; each zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. If you see a hardiness zone in a catalog or plant description, chances are it refers to the USDA map.

Gardeners need a way to compare their garden climates with the climate where a plant is known to grow well. That's why climate zone maps were created. Zone maps are tools that show where various permanent landscape plants can adapt. If you want a shrub, perennial, or tree to survive and grow year after year, the plant must tolerate year-round conditions in your area, such as the lowest and highest temperatures and the amount and distribution of rainfall.

USDA Hardiness Zones and Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range
  Example Cities  
 Below -50 F  
Below -45.6 C
Fairbanks, Alaska;   Resolute, Northwest Territories (Canada) 
-50 to -45 F  
-42.8 to -45.5 C
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska;   Flin Flon, Manitoba (Canada) 
-45 to -40 F
-40.0 to -42.7 C
Unalakleet, Alaska;   Pinecreek, Minnesota 
-40 to -35 F
-37.3 to -39.9 C
International Falls, Minnesota;   St. Michael, Alaska
-35 to -30 F
-34.5 to -37.2 C
Tomahawk, Wisconsin;   Sidney, Montana
-30 to -25 F
-31.7 to -34.4 C
Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota;   Lewistown, Montana
-25 to -20 F
-28.9 to -31.6 C
Northwood, Iowa; Nebraska
-20 to -15 F
-26.2 to -28.8 C
Des Moines, Iowa;   Illinois
-15 to -10 F
-23.4 to -26.1 C
Columbia, Missouri;   Mansfield, Pennsylvania
-10 to -5 F
-20.6 to -23.3 C
St. Louis, Missouri; Lebanon, Pennsylvania
-5 to 0 F  
-17.8 to -20.5 C
McMinnville, Tennessee;   Branson, Missouri 
0 to 5 F
-15.0 to -17.7 C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;   South Boston, Virginia
5 to 10 F
-12.3 to -14.9 C
Little Rock, Arkansas;   Griffin, Georgia
10 to 15 F
-9.5 to -12.2 C
Tifton, Georgia;   Dallas, Texas 
15 to 20 F
-6.7 to -9.4 C
Austin, Texas;   Gainesville, Florida
20 to 25 F
-3.9 to -6.6 C
Houston, Texas;   St. Augustine, Florida
25 to 30 F
-1.2 to -3.8 C
Brownsville, Texas;   Fort Pierce, Florida
30 to 35 F
1.6 to -1.1 C
Naples, Florida;   Victorville, California
35 to 40 F
4.4 to 1.7 C
Miami, Florida;   Coral Gables, Florida
above 40 F
above 4.5 C
Honolulu, Hawaii;   Mazatlan, Mexico


Why are there 
so many different 


Do you know what this is??

It's the seed pod left after the Magnolia blossom dies.


According to the scientists opinion there are more than 270 000 types of flowers. And each flower in his own way is beautiful and unusual and brings a part of pleasure in our life in order to do it happier.

At all nations of the world flowers associate with heat, sun, spring and pleasure. And it doesn’t matter if it is winter, summer, autumn or spring outside. Flowers always remain symbols of good mood and wonderful seasons – spring and summer.

Each flower is shrouded by illusive mysterious aura, and magic mood which is given to all people without exception, whether it is a man or a woman, a small child or a grown up person.

The Crinum Lily in full bloom

Flowers   Annuals  
  Wildflowers   Perennials




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