How Do I Find Out My Planting Hardiness Zone?

“How do I know what zone I am in for growing specific plants and trees?” Question from Kathy of West Rutland, Vermont

Answer: The USDA Hardiness Zone map, which helps gardeners determine what perennials, trees, and shrubs will survive the cold in their area, is available online. Click here to view the map. All you need to do is add your zip code, and the database will provide you with your hardiness zone. It is as simple as that!

Happy gardening,

Jessie Keith

Black Gold Horticulturist