Planning a garden in Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN has numerous variables – location, sun, and water to name a few. However, the most important question may be, “What plants will grow well in my Warsaw, In or Syracuse, IN climate?”
Climate can be described as an aggregate of weather conditions for a specific region like Warsaw or Syracuse, averaged over a relatively long period of time. Climate is what the weather is statistically likely to be during any certain time of year in Warsaw. Weather is what you think about when deciding how to dress for the day when you live in Warsaw or Syracuse.
Zones: There are the USDA Hardiness Zones and the AHS Heat Zones. We follow the USDA Hardiness Zones for planting in our areas of Warsaw and Syracuse for landscape installations. In Warsaw, for landscaping, we are Zone 5. There are 13 Zones based on average annual minimum temperatures using 10 degree increments. These zones are then subdivided into separate 5 degree increments for better accuracy.
Hardiness zones indicate a plants cold tolerance or ability to survive a winter. Zone 1 would be the coldest and zone 13 the warmest. Again, in Warsaw and Syracuse, for landscaping and landscape plants, we are a Zone 5.