|Hi. I just bought a house in East Meadow (Long Island), New York, and I think I already detect my thumb turning green as I look at that nice soil around my house. :)|
I was just looking at some bulbs to plant, and I see that they are good for particular "zones". What zone would I be in?
|You are on the edge between USDA winter hardiness zone 6 and zone 7 depending on your microclimate. The zones are determined based on average winter low temperatures, so the zones are a good guide but not a definite rule by any means. Most of the spring blooming bulbs we consider "hardy" such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, and the like should do well for you.|
When reading labels, you'll need plants hardy to zone 6/7 or colder -- in other words, a plant hardy to zone 6, 5, 4 or 3 will be fine in your area. Enjoy that garden!