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Okay, I'm a newbie when it comes to gardening, so I'm trying to learn all I can. I keep seeing references to zones, & I've figured out they mean areas of the country, and which plants grow best in which zones, but I haven't been able to find out which zone I'm in.

Anyone know what the Vancouver area is?


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Anonymous's picture

Along the lines of what Mary Anne said, don't be afraid to experiment with plants that aren't recommended for your zone. If you cover them up and give them good protection over the winter, you might get a happy surprise in the spring :) All the nurseries in my region told me that Nikko hydrangeas (the blue & pink ones) won't grow here. Well, I took two indoor blue hydrangeas that I bought at Easter, planted them outside, and last summer, I had about 17 flower heads of beautiful pink & purple & blue flowers. And there are lots of leaf shoots coming out on the plants this spring, so it looks like they made it through their 2nd winter :)

Nothing like people telling you that you can't do something to make you want to do it even more!!

Anonymous's picture

It's about time to start gardening for us west coasters, isn't it! :)

Now if I can just figure out which plants to get and some sort of decent layout, I'll be set!

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