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Visit this page for a listing of Zone 6 plants, shrubs and trees - a handy list for choosing what to grow and what thrives in Pittsburgh

Click here  for USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Maps - National, Northeast, and Pennsylvania-specific

Click here for Gardening Advice, 
Garden Plans, Articles and How-To's

Click here  for Easy Small Space Garden Designs
Download Free Garden Designs
and Plant List

Click here to Visit Ethnic Food
and Flower Garden Designs

Click here for Serenity and Zen Click here for Vintage  Church Lady Recipes

Click the pic for a listing of free 
vintage publications for download

Garden Design Themes and Suggested Plantings Are Listed in The Categories Below

Pittsburgh is in USDA Hardiness Zone 6b - suggested plants have either been grown in my 
Pittsburgh gardens, or the design will list the zones they need to be grown in. Plants can be substituted 
for those in other  zones if you like the design ideas - just use similar Zone 6 hardy plants. 
...Easier still.... grow your favorite non-hardy plants in containers - winter hardiness 
zones won't matter, they're portable, easy care, and if you have room, finicky plants can spend 
winter indoors and sleep it off ~ I do it with my lemon and fig trees, and annual herbs.

Learn It, Design It and Grow It.  Anywhere.

Salt-Tolerant and Ornamental
Coastal and Seaside Gardens
The Herbal Dog's Garden


Download Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation's Big List of Native Plants Native and Pollinator Gardens
 - Designs and Layouts
  Grow A Fall Harvest Cornucopia Grow Your Autumn Decorations
  Veggies in Shady Gardens Grow A Mini Pumpkin Patch
  Raised Bed Compact Kitchen Garden Easy and Classy
Raised Bed Veggie and Herb Gardens
  Square Foot Gardens For The Space Challenged Easy Bee and Pollinator Garden Layouts
  Beautiful Gardens in Challenging Spaces First Impressions - A Welcoming Front Yard
  Desert and Oasis Fruit Salad Gardens For Small Spaces
   A Garden For Hummingbirds A  Garden For Gatherings
  Veggie Garden Design Plans Daisy Gardens
  Cocktail Garden Winter Wonderland Garden
  Favorite Perennials For Zone 6 Gardens Creole and Cajun Garden
  Heirloom Cottage Garden Front Yard Autumn Cut Flower Gardens
  Colorful Flower-Bordered Retreats Celestial Gardens
  The Mediterannean Diet Vegetable Garden
**And a Mediterannean Diet garden for Dogs
**Free Vegetable Garden Design Plans
  The English Cottage Garden Formal English Garden
  Zodiac Theme The Victory Garden
  Italian Mini-Orchard and Flower Garden African American Heritage Garden
  Celtic Knots and Parterres Heirloom "Grandmother's Garden"
  Design An Autumn Perennial Garden The 50's Backyard and Garden
  Latino Food Garden Salad Bar and Salsa Garden
  Easy and Small Butterfly Gardens Herbal Tea Garden Retreat
  Cottage Gardens Easy Circular Gardens
  Native American Crops and Medicinal Herbs The Amish Farm and Garden
  A Bird Habitat **Free Garden Design Plan Downloads**
  Traditional Japanese Garden Korean Gardens
  Therapeutic and Healing Gardens Herbalist's Garden
  Urban Orchards - Dwarf Fruit Trees Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens
  Victorian Gardens Succulents and Cactus
  Fruit Pie Gardens Haciendas
  Garden Plans -  The Old Farmer's Almanac Espaliered Fruit Tree Gardens
  Romantic Retreats Gardens For The Monarch Butterfly
  Evergreen Gardens Cold Climate Tropical Garden
  Egyptian Gardens

Dutch Bulbs Garden

  Medieval Monastery and Castle Gardens Backyard Fruit Orchards - Dwarf Fruit Trees
  Large Rockery Garden Spiral Herb Gardens
  Vertical Gardens Monet-Inspired Flower Garden
  Wildflower Gardens and Mini-Meadows Tropical Retreats
  Small-Space Fruit Orchard "Stumpery" Gardens
  Gardens In The Shade Ferns and Ferneries
  Urban Gardening 
- Small spaces, balconies, terraces and patios
Designing A Community Garden
  Mediterranean Courtyard/Patio Garden The Italian Garden
  Fragrance Gardens Formal French Gardens
  Northeast Fruit Gardens Window Box Gardens
  Ye Olde Gardening Wisdom The Colonial Garden
  Shakespearean (Elizabethan) Gardens Rooftop Gardens
  Design A Cutting Garden Rock Star Rock Gardens
  Simple Fruit Garden  Joys of Hobby Farming
  Container Gardens Aquatic Plants and Gardens
  Bog Gardens X- Files - Diary of a Xeriscapist

Sacred and Holistic Gardens

 - Spiritual, Zen, Ethnic, Medicinal, Meditation, Prayer and Saints Gardens

Romany Remedies and Cures Amish Folk Medicine
Traditional and Ornamental Chinese Medicine Garden Nature-Based Religions And Gardens
Chakra Gardens Medieval and Monastery Gardens
Prayer  Gardens Biblical Gardens
Patron Saints Of The Garden Design Sacred Gardens of The Cloisters
Hindu Serenity and Ayurveda Buddha Garden
Dedicated Mary Gardens Mary Garden Symbolic Plants, Flowers and Herbs
Zen Garden Easy Meditation Gardens
Native American Herbal Medicine Native American 3 Sisters Gardens
Native American Medicine Wheels Native American Prayers - Mother Earth and Great Spirit
Ancestral Native American Pueblo Gardens 
- "Waffle Gardening"
Native American Crops and Medicinals
Cherokee Myths and Legends Native American Folklore

Spiritual, Prayer and Serenity Gardens

Serenity and Yoga Gardens Children's Nature-Based Education
Mediterannean Diet Garden **Free Vegetable Garden Design Plan Downloads**
Healing/Therapeutic Gardens Longevity Gardens
Spiral Herb Gardens An Herbalist's Garden
Feng Shui Garden Ornamental Traditional Chinese Medicine Gardens
Zodiac Gardens Celestial Gardens
Soul Food Gardens- Afro-American Heritage  Angel Serenity Gardens
Garden and Nature Folklore Garden Mythology and Legend
Gardens of Baha'i Judaic Food Gardens

**Click here for USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Maps
 - National, Northeast, and Pennsylvania-specific

Easy Garden Planning and Design For Beginner and Experienced Gardeners
- Create A Small Space Ornamental, Habitat, or Food Garden With Your Favorite Plants and Colors

Easy Compact Raised Bed Square Food Veggie Garden Beginner Space-Saving Square Foot Gardens
Easy Chinese Red and Yellow Zen Theme Garden A Garden Dressed in White
Easy Perennial Garden With Just 5 Plants Pretty in Pink Garden
Chinese Blue Willow Color Theme Garden Shades of Blue Perennial Garden
Beginner Cottage Garden Easy Compact Raised Bed Kitchen Veggies and Herb Gardens 
Low Maintenance Songbird Garden Easy Pollinator Gardens
Daisy Gardens Ornamental Gourd And Winter Squash Garden Design
Easy Deer Resistant Gardens Lots of Free Garden Design Plan Downloads

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