When you're setting up a garden and choosing the flowers and plants that you're going to include outside of your Toronto homes or Texas real estate it's a good idea to pay attention to those species' planting zone ratings. The United States Department of Agriculture was the organization that originally put together this classification system about fifty years ago and it currently lists eleven different groups throughout North America. This is important information for those interested in going into the farming industry and those who are simply thinking of what would thrive around their Arlington TX real estate.
There is a ten degree Fahrenheit difference in the average annual minimum temperature for regions across Canada and the United States and this is the basis for the various planting zone ratings. Plants with lower numbers are going to survive better in cooler climates and are likely the best choice for those building a garden in Ontario or around Spokane homes. Higher numbers are reserved for those plant species that can only properly survive in warmer areas. The only time that you will likely find class eleven plants growing in Canada is in a greenhouse.
If you're shopping for plants at your local garden centre where you usually buy your hand garden tools to your soil you will usually find that the USDA rating is present to help you make your selections. If you can't find this information right with the plants at the store than you might want to ask someone who works there. They will likely be able to tell you which plants are best suited to your landscape. You can look at an USDA map to find out which planting zone you actually live in.
Most plants are going to be alright to grow in a number of different groups and are not just reserved to one zone. Those that will thrive in New York State are usually the same plants that will be seen outside of Toronto homes and properties in Boston. You should also remember that this rating is only taking into account the temperature that is normal for the area. If you're building a garden outside of Punta Mita vacation rentals or on the balcony of your condo in Vancouver than there are other factors that you're going to need to consider. You should also look at which plants work well together in a garden and how much moisture those flowers will need on a daily basis.
Most people like to have a nice garden in their backyard if they have the space but that doesn't mean that you have the expertise of a professional farmer when it comes to building it. You will find especially when you're trying to grow food plants that you need the ideal conditions. Your garden centre specialist can help with recommendations and advice.