Wednesday, August 25, 2010

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones - a primer

Here's a great primer explaining the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones via the University of Minnesota Extension Service. There has been much talk of late of how plant hardiness zones may be shifting. This explains the system and how the Twin Cities is still pretty well-rooted in Zone 4a, even though we have many adventurous gardeners tempting fate and living life on the Hardiness-edge!

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones revisited


Avocado Green's installation Homegrown at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has been a great success. Many of our friends have been out to experience it in person and given us a lot of wonderful feedback. For all of you whom haven't had a chance to check it out, it's not too late. The "Powerhouse Plants" exhibition is on through October 10th. And in the meantime, here are a bunch of photos showing you how Homegrown has evolved over the season along with a few of our visitors. If you have a photo of your encounter with Homegrown, please send it in and we'll add it to our collection!