Before a seasoned gardener will ever turn the first shovel of soil, they make sure to check that the plant will thrive within the hardiness zone in which they live. These zones are guides (visible on seed packets) that help you to know which plants will thrive, and which will wither away.
Fortunately, Kansas City has a pretty mild climate. This means that finding plants that do well in our climate isn’t that hard to do. We have recently been upgraded from Zone 6 to Zone 5 and that means it has become even easier to pick and choose a wider variety of plants for your gardens.
It is a change that Kansas City gardeners absolutely love. To that end, they are planting things like Passion Flowers, Nandina, and a a number of other species that they never would have considered before. The results have been simply stunning and you can see them every Spring when the flowers blossom and the plants come out to play.
For more information about our hardiness zone here in Kansas City, contact us at Hermes Landscaping today. We will be glad to answer your questions and give you a more detailed explanation.