Inside Out Zones of Regulation PowerPoint with Video Clips!

STEM Activity Challenge Hoop Glider Competition 6th-8th grade

I keep seeing the most amazing photos of this type of hedge and I finally learned the name.  Miscanthus produces showy copper colored flower plumes in September and brilliant fall gold foliage. This perennial is zone 5 hardy and is both deer resistant and drought proof once established. Make sure to shear back this hedge plant in the spring to about 12” from the ground. This helps to re-energize the plant for the coming season.

I keep seeing the most amazing photos of this type of hedge and I finally learned the name. Miscanthus produces showy copper colored flower plumes in September and brilliant fall gold foliage. This perennial is zone 5 hardy and is both deer resistant and drought proof once established. Make sure to shear back this hedge plant in the spring to about 12” from the ground. This helps to re-energize the plant for the coming season.

The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone 7. Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of hardy perennials, plants that are hardy to Zones 4 and lower (or higher in latitude). The plants on this list are definitely tough enough to survive your area's worst winters.

The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone 7. Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of hardy perennials, plants that are hardy to Zones 4 and lower (or higher in latitude). The plants on this list are definitely tough enough to survive your area's worst winters.

Ocean Zone discovery bottles- fill the bottle with 1/4 water (with blue food coloring)  and 3/4 vegetable oil. After the students shake them up, they will notice three distinct areas in their bottle as the oil and water settle. {This is perfect for teaching the zones in the ocean!}

Ocean Zone discovery bottles- fill the bottle with 1/4 water (with blue food coloring) and 3/4 vegetable oil. After the students shake them up, they will notice three distinct areas in their bottle as the oil and water settle. {This is perfect for teaching the zones in the ocean!}

If you live in the northern half of the U.S., you may think caladiums are only suitable for southern gardens. Not so! The photo above was taken in a zone 6 garden in New Jersey, and we have customers from Pennsylvania to Iowa getting the same great results. During the summer, most of the country

6 Tips for Growing Caladiums in Zones 5-7

If you live in the northern half of the U.S., you may think caladiums are only suitable for southern gardens. Not so! The photo above was taken in a zone 6 garden in New Jersey, and we have customers from Pennsylvania to Iowa getting the same great results. During the summer, most of the country

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

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