What you will find on this site!
Welcome to GardeningSphere.com your source for gardening information, discussion, plants and supplies! A place to learn, share experiences, and shop, for garden plants, seeds, and supplies from reputable online sources offering great prices! At GardeningSphere.com you will find a world of information so you can get gardening help, plant information, and resources that have been researched for you, so the only work you have to do, is on the land around your home or business. Along with showcasing Nature Hills online nursery, I have scoured the web for resources for every garden need so you don't have to, even real topiaries and spirals, that have been beautifully preserved, for even a brown thumb to have lush foliage in or around their home! Beautiful fountains and decor from arbors, trellises and gazebos, to greenhouses, benches, and rain chains, and even bonsai, and if you do not see what you are looking for, or need information about a specific plant or project, just ask!
For your convenience you will find below, an interactive USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, with easy instructions on how to use it, and information about what everything means, including an ever growing Glossary of plant and garden terms!
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps
How does this map and tables work?
Click here to find out!
Click map to enlarge and make interactive!
Why do you need the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map?
Vital information that affects what you can grow where you live, can be found using the interactive USDA plant hardiness zone maps and tables.
Before purchasing or planting any plants, you will want to plan out your beds and choose your plants. When choosing flowering plants or landscape shrubs and trees, it is important to know their cold hardiness to know they will survive in your area, as well as their bloom periods, so your plans can include plants that will bloom successively, which will give you a decorative garden that always has something going on!
Along with bloom periods, it is important to know mature heights, especially when incorporating perennial flowers in your beds, so taller, later blooming plants do not mask the smaller, continuous blooming annual flowers, and a young shade tree planted in a lawn outside of the bed won't soon shade out the bed.
As of February 4th, 2008 ******** Update ****** Soon to come in December, the plant database will start being built---check back soon for more features and new content*******the shopping links have been improved and an entire NatureHills store in a site as been integrated, so now you can either go Alphabetically page by page or view entire categories from NatureHills. All the seeds, and annual plant pages are complete, 17 pages of spring bulbs are being improved from the older layout, but all shopping menus also can lead to the entire store in a site, they are the first choice in each menu. Feel free to use the New glossary of garden and plant terms through the link on this page, this will cantantly be expanded, and a glossary link will be added to each page. The interactive hardiness zone maps, forums, blog articles, and search are all functional as well. Use the Bookmark link above to Bookmark It Now, and check back often to see what's new, and feel free to use contact link to request information or report a site error or bugs.
Plant information pages are being built in to a database for easy access, it will be some time befoer they will be functional, you can sign up for notification throught the contact link or as specific questions in the forums. Use contact link to email any priority requests and that page will be moved up to the next page completed!
Thanks for everyone's patience with such an undertaking!