Home-grown melons are one of summer’s sweetest treats. But melon favorites like cantaloupes, watermelons and honeydews prefer toasty temperatures and a long growing season. Can you grow melons in zone 6? Find out in this article.
Growing wildflowers is a great way to add color and variety to a garden. Wildflowers may be native or not, but they definitely add a more natural and less formal look to yards and gardens. For zone 6, there are a number of great choices for wildflower varieties. Learn more here.
In U.S. hardiness zone 6, hardy ornamental grasses can add winter interest to the garden from their blades and seed heads sticking up through mounds of snow. Click the article that follows to learn more about choosing ornamental grasses for zone 6 landscapes.
In U.S. hardiness zone 6, where winters can still be pretty bitter but summer provides an adequate growing season, there are many shrubs that can be used as cold hardy hedges. Click the following article for tips on choosing hedges for zone 6.
Live in USDA zone 6? Then you have a wealth of zone 6 vegetable planting options. One of the most important factors when growing vegetables in zone 6 is knowing the correct planting times for zone 6. Click this article to find out when to plant vegetables in zone 6.
The dead of winter is a great time to plan the garden. First, you need to know which USDA zone you live in and the last possible frost date for your area. In the following article, we discuss zone 6 seed starting outdoors as well as starting seeds indoors in zone 6.
"Hardy" kiwis are much smaller than commercial varieties, but their flavor is outstanding and you can eat them skin and all. You must plan on hardy varieties if you wish to grow zone 6 kiwi plants. This article will help with recommendations for this zone.
With a little extra care in winter, even common jasmine can be grown in zone 6. However, winter jasmine or Jasminum nudiflorum, is the more often grown jasmine variety for zone 6. Click this article to learn more about growing jasmine in zone 6.
Japanese maples are relatively cold hardy and most varieties will thrive in cold weather. Want to learn more about cold hardy Japanese maples? Click this article to find the best Japanese maple varieties for zone 6 gardens.
Not every grass seed is adapted to the soil, lighting, drainage and fertility of individual sites. Your USDA zone also plays a role in choosing which grass will perform best. In zone 6, temperatures are mild to warm, but winter freezing can occur. Learn more here.
While most evergreen vines prefer warm, southern climates, there are some semi-evergreen and evergreen vines for zone 6. Click the following article to learn more about growing evergreen vines in zone 6 gardens.
Zone 6 regions are not among the coldest in the nation, but they are chilly for heat-loving palm trees. Can you find palm trees that grow in zone 6? Do hardy palm trees exist that can take below-zero temperatures? Click here for information about palm trees for zone 6.
Shade is tricky. Not all plants grow well in it, but most gardens and yards have it. Finding cold hardy plants that thrive in shade can be even trickier. That said, there are more than enough zone 6 shade loving plants out there. Learn more in this article.
We tend to think of succulents as plants for arid, desert climates, but there are a number of hardy succulents that tolerate chilly winters in zone 6, where temperatures can drop as low as -5 F. (-20.6 C.). Click here to learn about selecting and growing succulents in zone 6.
In the past, camellias could only be grown in U.S. hardiness zones 7 or higher. However, in recent years, plant breeders Dr. William Ackerman and Dr. Clifford Parks have introduced hardy camellias for zone 6. Learn more about these hardy camellia plants here.
Zone 6 trees that flower abound, with many of the most popular blooming trees hardy in that region's possible -5 degrees Fahrenheit (-21 C.). Let's take a look at some of the prettiest and hardiest flowering trees for zone 6. Click this article to learn more.
Producing beautiful, sometimes fragrant, flowers and tasty fruit, a fruit tree might wind up being the best planting decision you ever make. Finding the right tree for your climate can be a little tricky, however. Learn more about what fruit trees grow in zone 6 here.
With milder winters and a longer growing season, many plants grow well in zone 6. If you are planning a flowerbed in zone 6, you're in luck, as there are hundreds of hardy flowering plants to choose. This article lists annuals and perennials for zone 6 gardens.
Fortunately for those in chilly climates, you can find cold hardy hydrangeas easily. Are you interested in growing hydrangeas in zone 6? Click the article that follows to find tips on the best hydrangeas for zone 6 landscapes.
Not every plant native to the United States is native to a particular zone. Take zone 6, for instance. What hardy native plants are suited for USDA zone 6? Click on the article that follows to find out about zone 6 native plants.
Hundreds of trees thrive happily in a zone 6 region, so you won?t have any problem finding hardy trees. If you want to put trees in zone 6 landscapes, you?ll have your choice of evergreen or deciduous varieties. Here are a few tips for growing trees in zone 6.
Most evergreen trees for zone 6 are native to North America and uniquely adapted to thrive in its average annual temperatures and weather conditions, while others are from locations that have similar climates. Find some evergreen picks for zone 6 here.
Want to grow olives but you reside in USDA zone 6? Can olive trees grow in zone 6? The following article contains information about cold hardy olive trees, particularly olive trees for zone 6. Click here to learn more.
Many hibiscus varieties are native to the tropics and can only survive in high humidity and heat. But there are also plenty of types of hardy hibiscus varieties that will easily survive a zone 6 winter and come back year after year. Learn more about them here.
Planting fall gardens in zone 6 seems like an impossible task, but there are a surprising number of vegetables suitable for zone 6 fall vegetable planting. Don?t believe us? This article has some suggestions that may help.
USDA zone 6 is an excellent climate for growing vegetables. The growing season for hot weather plants is relatively long and is bookended by periods of cool weather that are ideal for cold weather crops. Learn more about choosing the best vegetables for zone 6 here.
Finding tropical plant specimens that can survive the cold zone 6 temperatures can be a challenge. Luckily, there are many hardy tropical looking plants that will thrive in zone 6, and a few that will survive with some protection. This article will help with that.
Unfortunately for gardeners in USDA planting zone 6, elephant ears are typically grown only as annuals because Colocasia, with one notable exception, won?t tolerate temperatures below 15 F. (-9.4 C.). Learn about that one notable exception here.
Zone 6, being a milder climate, gives gardeners the opportunity to grow a wide variety of plants. Many cold climate plants, as well as some warmer climate plants, will grow well here. This is also true for zone 6 bulb gardening. Learn more in this article.
If you want to start growing crepe myrtle trees in your home garden, it?s a bit of a challenge in zone 6. Will crepe myrtle grow in zone 6? Generally, the answer is no, but there are a few zone 6 crepe myrtle varieties that might do the trick. Learn about them here.
Growing magnolias in zone 6 climates may seem like an impossible feat, but not all magnolia trees are hothouse flowers. In fact, there are more than 200 species of magnolia, and you can learn about a few of zone 6 magnolia trees in this article.
Zone 6 ground covers must also be hardy to temperatures that may plummet below -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 C.). They are often exposed to long, hot summer temperatures and must be adaptable to a wide range of conditions. This article will help with suitable choices.
When you live in zone 6, the cold season weather gets pretty nippy. If you are thinking of growing shrubs in zone 6, you?ll want information about what to plant. Click this article for a short list of the types of bushes for zone 6 gardens.
There are some hardy zone 6 herbs that can be grown outdoors and other more tender herbs can be brought indoors when the weather begins to chill. In the following article, we?ll discuss what herbs grow in zone 6 and information about growing herbs in zone 6.
Zone 6 dwellers have plenty of fruit tree options available to them, but probably the most commonly grown in the home garden is the apple tree. The following article discusses apple tree varieties that grow in zone 6 and specifics regarding planting apple trees in zone 6.
Many hardy nut trees actually prefer a chilly period during the winter months. While most nut trees are relatively slow to establish, many can continue to grace the landscape for centuries. Click this article for a few examples of hardy nut trees for zone 6.
Gardens in USDA zone 6 usually experience winters that are hard, but not so hard that plants can?t survive with some protection. Click here to learn more about how to grow winter vegetables, in particular how to treat winter vegetables for zone 6.
In mild hardiness zones, winter blooming flowers can help cure the winter blues and let us know that spring isn?t too far away. Learn more about winter blooming flowers in zone 6 climates and which to choose in the article that follows.
Many bamboo plants for zone 6 are even hardy into USDA zone 5, making them perfect specimens for northern regions. Click this article to learn which species are the most cold hardy so you can plan your zone 6 bamboo garden.
Growing yucca in zone 6 is not just a pipe dream but actually a reality. Of course, it is important to choose hardy yucca plants for any chance of success and a few tips can help ensure that no damage occurs to your beautiful specimens. This article can help.
The problems with invasive plants can be very serious and shouldn?t be taken lightly. Use this article to learn more about controlling invasive plants and, in particular, how to recognize and deal with invasive plants in zone 6.
If you?ve done any reading about gardening, you?ve probably noticed USDA plant hardiness zones again and again. This article focuses on gardening in USDA zone 6. Click here to learn more about plants hardy to this zone.
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