Katy Fraser

  1. Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place

    Throughout our website we have grouped the plants by variety. Following is a group of lists dividing plants by their function in the landscape. For instance, if you want a plant with fragrant flowers or brilliant fall color, look to the lists below. EVERGREEN HEDGES (Controllable at the following height) Bamboo 10' plus Bay Laurel 10' Blueberries 4' (Sunshine/Misty) Luma...
  2. Chill Hours Requirements

    The chill hour map is a result of research done at the University of Maryland. Use the map to estimate the chill hours for your area. Chill hours are roughly the number of hours between the temperatures of 32-45 degrees fahrenheit. Winter hours above 60 degrees are subtracted from the totals. The idea is that a deciduous plant goes dormant...
  3. Plant Care

  4. USDA Hardiness Zones

    This is the new hardiness zone map. Listed are the average minimum yearly low temperatures, not the the coldest temperatures ever recorded. A plant not fully dormant can be damaged at much warmer temperatures. Other factors, including chilling requirements and heat units, are critical to plant performance within a climate zone. These are the zones listed for each variety throughout...

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