Guides by Region: North-America Guides
Hardy shrubs are essential elements in New England gardens. They add depth and character to any garden and provide lovely blooms, attractive berries, showy fall colors, and food for the birds. Selecting plants suited to the New England climate is crucial to success.
Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to our gardens. When carefully selected, waves after waves of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Midwestern garden from spring to fall
Selecting plants suited to the diverse Northern and Central Midwest climate is a key step to success.
There are two major fall planting seasons for the Southern Pacific Coast
With long cool, wet winters and springs, followed by dry summers and falls, your region is close to perfect for many spring-flowering bulbs.
In your area, you may be able to grow many of the tropical and other marginally hardy plants by planting in warmer 'micro-climates' protected from exposure to wind and extreme cold.
Plant bulbs in the fall starting when nighttime temperatures stay between 40-50° F. But, be sure to plant approximately six weeks before the ground freezes to allow sufficient time for rooting. Bulbs will root best in cool soil and once rooted undergo natural changes that keep them from freezing. Water your bulbs after planting to help them start the rooting process.
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