Category: Plant Hardiness
Can Gardeners Trust Hardiness Zones Anymore?
Think twice about trusting the hardiness zones printed on plant labels these days! They’re often way off! Ill.: Clipart Panda,Continue Reading
Hardy Kiwis for Cold Climate Gardeners
The conventional kiwifruit is fine in mild climate, but you need extra-tough kiwis where winters are cold. Photo: homesteadersonline WhoContinue Reading
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Grapes for Cold Climates
When I first moved to Quebec City 45 years ago, in AgCan zone 4 (about USDA zone 3), I was told youContinue Reading
Understanding Hardiness Zones
It’s amazing how confused some gardeners are about hardiness zones. Yet they’re really quite simple. They’re designed to tell youContinue Reading
Warning: Giant Fleeceflower May Sucker
Highly promoted by Dutch plant whiz Piet Oudolf, a leader in the New Perennial Movement, the giant fleeceflower (PersicariaContinue Reading
New Years Resolutions for Laidback Gardeners
On this eve of a new year, why not look at a few resolutions you might want to make forContinue Reading
Can Gardeners Trust Hardiness Zones?
In 2002, I bought a beautiful coreopsis with red flowers, ‘Limerock Ruby’ (Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’). It was the first timeContinue Reading