I love your site; however, I feel frustrated when I look up a desired plant...and NEVER does it list the growing zone. I live in zone 3 which really limits my choices. Your site is wonderful, educational, and I love it. Please, in the future, list plant zones. example: Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis), zone 7-10
Thank you for the suggestion! I will forward your request to the editor.
When is the earliest time it is safe to plant tomato plants into the garden in zone 7a? Also, what types of vegetables do best in a 7a zone garden?
Tomatoes are warm season vegetables and shouldn't be planted before the soil has warmed to about 60 degrees F. You can find this temperature on weather sites or your cooperative extension sites. These article should help:
Zone for era code 01040.
Your zone is 6A!
What’s the best time for me to plant my flowers
According the the Canadian zoning system, you are in zone 5a, which will be the equivalent (roughly) to our zone 4a.
These articles will help you:
Why didnt my princess flower bush bloom this year?
That would be zone 10B! Likely it is having issues due to improper soil pH or nutrient problems. These require acidic soil and feed.
Where do I find information pertaining to the planting zones.
I am in Leavenworth, KS. I have found maps putting me in Zone 4, 5 or 6. Which zone do I use for your website? Right now I am curious as to whether I could grow tall hardy bamboo.
Based on your zip code, you are in USDA hardiness zone 6a. Here's an article about hardy bamboo that does well in your area: