Friday, January 24, 2014

Hardiness zones demystified

By Katharine Fletcher

What do those zone numbers mean... and how do they apply to my garden?

For gardeners, “being in the zone” matters—a plant hardiness zone, that is. An interactive online map of Canadian zones allows gardeners to zoom in and discover their zone. But what do those seventeen numbers starting at zero, through 1a, 1b and culminating at 8a mean?

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