Monday, April 17, 2006

My Zone 1b Garden

La Ronge, Saskatchewan is theoretically in Agriculture Canada Zone 1b. Remarkably, we grow more than snow mold and lichen.

However, the moderating effect of Lac La Ronge and 4 feet of snow protect many perennials that should never grow here (coral bells). Like many gardeners, I tempt the fates by planting those "borderline" hardiness perennials and then admit defeat or proclaim my triumphs when I see if they've lived through the last winter.

I've gardened here only 2 winters, previously living in Zone 7a (Vancouver). I'll try to post the plants as they bloom this summer and some of last summer's flowers as well.

2 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Keep them blooms popping. They probably will have no better green thumbs than yours!~
Aunt Kathy

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