Winter is the ideal dream time for cold-climate gardeners, but it's also a perfect time to review good gardening practices and increase your gardening knowledge. For this Winter Review we'll examine plant hardiness zones.
You know how those moisture-retaining gels swell when placed in water? That's what I envision happens to brains of new gardeners as they soak up any and all available how-to gardening information – I was a novice gardener once long, long ago and did just that. It's important to seek learned, sound advise from gardening friends, trusted nursery staff, local agriculture extension departments, books, blogs, websites, and magazines. Unfortunately not all gardening information is as clear as it should be.