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Question: What kinds of perennials, fruit trees and vegetables do best in Zone 6? Lynn Van Dine Marysville, MI

Answer: All kinds of vegetables, fruits and perennial flowers do well in zone 6. I can't name them all, but here's a short list. Fruits: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, plums, cherries, pears. Vegetables: asparagus, beans, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, squash, cucumbers, peas, corn, potatoes, broccoli. Perennial flowers: Monarda, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Phlox, Veronica, Centaurea, Shasta Daisy, Rudbeckia... Go to a local garden center or nursery, check out what neighbors and public gardens are growing and look in catalogs and books to find the plants you like best. Zone 6 is a great climate to grow many, many plants.

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