What plant hardiness is, plus more from Master Gardeners

pea flower in snow
Snow gathers on netting and leaves of pea plants in a recent flurry. Peas can survive temperatures as cold as the mid-20’s Fahrenheit. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

When we think of plant hardiness, we think of hardiness zones. If a plant can’t withstand the cold temperatures in Western New gardens, it’s not hardy in our area.

But water– too much or too little– is another factor that determines whether plants will survive here.

See more in the article “Plant Hardiness” by Carol Ann Harlos in the latest edition of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Other articles in this issue are:

The Amazing Cranberry” by Lyn Chimera

Murder Hornets – Not Really, But ‘Bee’ Aware!” by Kathleen Goodman, B.FA., M.ED

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