Maps & Guides

Maps and regional guides are important when starting your garden. Dive deep into the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hardiness Zones and base your plant choices on your position on the planting, growing, and hardiness zone.These zones help you pick the plants that will thrive where you live. Learn what works in your region with these guides.

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USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Use this map to find your USDA Hardiness Zone, a great guide to help you select plants that will thrive in your yard and planting zone.
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Native Plants With Seasonal Appeal

Having a colorful garden all year long is easy when you rely on native plants. Besides offering year-round beauty, natives are generally more insect- and disease-resistant than other plants. Here's a list of some of our favorite natives that are especially colorful in the fall.
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Top Native Plants for Your Region

We've pulled together galleries of top plants for each region. Click through to find yours.
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Top Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Region

We've pulled together the top deer-resistant plants for each region. Click through the slides to find your region's best plants.
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Low-Maintenance Garden Plants for Your Region

We'll show you some of the easiest, low-maintenance perennials to grow in your region. Click through to find your area.
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What You Need to Know About Your First Fall Frost Date

If you live where frost occurs, that first icy autumn day can wreak havoc on your garden. Knowing your area's average first fall frost date can help you minimize damage to your plants and help you prepare for the colder months ahead.
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8 Steps to a Water-Wise Garden

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.
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