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Nov 30, Zone 5 fall gardening can also be a great time to plant cool season crops for one last harvest before winter, or to prepare garden beds for next spring. Zone 5 usually has a first frost date of mid-October. In late August-early September, you can plant a garden of cool season plants to harvest just before winter rears its ugly head. These may include: Spinach; Lettuce; Cress; Radishes; Carrots; Cabbage; Onions; Turnip; Broccoli; Cauliflower; Kohlrabi; Beets; You can also extend this fall Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.

Trees (only plant on low slopes or set back from the top of the bank) Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) (native) Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) (native) Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) (native) White Oak (Quercus alba) (native) and other Quercus species (many native) Plant.

When planting a garden, keep in mind that anything rated for the zone you are in or lower should be able to survive winters. So, for example, in the coldest parts of the state that are planting zone 5a, plants rated anywhere from zone 1 through zone 5 will likely be fine.

Plants and flowers that do well in Massachusetts are wide-ranging, so whatever look a gardener is going for is likely achievable. Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Planting zones are areas you can find on a growing zone map that show exactly which plants are best suited to thrive in your given area, or zone.

When shopping for new plants for your garden landscape, the terms “plant hardiness zones” “growing zones” and “planting zones Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Jun 11, The Massachusetts planting map includes zones 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a and 7b. To see a closer image of the zones, you can click on the map above.

Once you find your location on the map, you can use this information to find the best plants suited for your Massachusetts zone. It is important to note that the USDA plant hardiness map is useful as a Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. 10 Things to plant in your fall garden (Zone 5) If you live in zone 5b as I do, then August is your golden month for planting a fall garden.

This is your last chance to get your planting on and have a harvest before the chill of winter sets in. If you’re picturing planting a second round of tomatoes then I need to be the bearer of bad news. Sep 17, Hardy in Zones Dwarf Fothergilla.

Dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii) is a native shrub with leaves that form a kaleidoscope of fall hues, including gold, red, purple and orange. This stunner grows in part shade to full sun, which is the secret to the best fall color.