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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.

 

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

USDA Hardiness Zones and Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range
  Zone  
  Fahrenheit  
    Celsius    
  Example Cities  
1
 Below -50 F  
Below -45.6 C
Fairbanks, Alaska;   Resolute, Northwest Territories (Canada) 
2a
-50 to -45 F  
-42.8 to -45.5 C
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska;   Flin Flon, Manitoba (Canada) 
2b
-45 to -40 F
-40.0 to -42.7 C
Unalakleet, Alaska;   Pinecreek, Minnesota 
3a
-40 to -35 F
-37.3 to -39.9 C
International Falls, Minnesota;   St. Michael, Alaska
3b
-35 to -30 F
-34.5 to -37.2 C
Tomahawk, Wisconsin;   Sidney, Montana
4a
-30 to -25 F
-31.7 to -34.4 C
Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota;   Lewistown, Montana
4b
-25 to -20 F
-28.9 to -31.6 C
Northwood, Iowa; Nebraska
5a
-20 to -15 F
-26.2 to -28.8 C
Des Moines, Iowa;   Illinois
5b
-15 to -10 F
-23.4 to -26.1 C
Columbia, Missouri;   Mansfield, Pennsylvania
6a
-10 to -5 F
-20.6 to -23.3 C
St. Louis, Missouri; Lebanon, Pennsylvania
6b
-5 to 0 F  
-17.8 to -20.5 C
McMinnville, Tennessee;   Branson, Missouri 
7a
0 to 5 F
-15.0 to -17.7 C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;   South Boston, Virginia
7b
5 to 10 F
-12.3 to -14.9 C
Little Rock, Arkansas;   Griffin, Georgia
8a 
10 to 15 F
-9.5 to -12.2 C
Tifton, Georgia;   Dallas, Texas 
8b
15 to 20 F
-6.7 to -9.4 C
Austin, Texas;   Gainesville, Florida
9a
20 to 25 F
-3.9 to -6.6 C
Houston, Texas;   St. Augustine, Florida
9b
25 to 30 F
-1.2 to -3.8 C
Brownsville, Texas;   Fort Pierce, Florida
10a
30 to 35 F
1.6 to -1.1 C
Naples, Florida;   Victorville, California
10b
35 to 40 F
4.4 to 1.7 C
Miami, Florida;   Coral Gables, Florida
11
above 40 F
above 4.5 C
Honolulu, Hawaii;   Mazatlan, Mexico
 

 

Why are there 
so many different 
Flowers?

 

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

 
Tropical
Flowers   Annuals  
  Wildflowers   Perennials
Flowering
Shrubs      
       
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

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