Before embarking on any sort of landscaping or gardening adventure, it's important to know and understand your climate "zone" according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA divides the U.S. into 9 zones depending on the hardiness of the plants that thrive in that area, due mostly to the temperatures that the area experiences.
Boston is located in zone 6. According to the zone map, zone 6 can reach an annual low of between a freezing -10 degrees and 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants in this area obviously need to be able withstand low temperatures and rough winters.
That doesn't mean that nothing grows here though!
Planting and growing in Zone 6 is enjoyed year-round by gardening enthusiasts. You can till the garden in early March or pull the last bunch of radishes out of the ground in early December. There are even gardening tasks you can do when the weather outside has turned too cold, such as harvesting seeds from your season's final offerings so you're prepared to plant all over again come the thaw.Let's take a look at some of the best landscaping options for your Boston condo:
Full Sun Perennials
Full to Partial Shade Perennials
Lily of the Valley
American Cranberry Bush
Fall and Winter Vegetables
Spring and Summer Vegetables