USA, Land of contrasts – The United States of America covers even more hardiness zones than Canada. This vast country includes two states separate from the ‘mainland’ – Hawaii and Alaska. Due to its geographical location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii has a sub-tropical climate. Alaska being in the Arctic region, it has just the opposite climate from Hawaii. In-between these two extreme examples, we find the desert landscapes of Nevada and Arizona, and the mountain range areas of several western states. Then there are the Great Plains – the Midwest – where many successful crops are growing. The Appalachians along the east side of the country create another type of growing environment. In other words, the American landscape – and climate – are very diversified, and the plants that grow in those areas reflect that diversity.
Below is a list of states where gardens and interesting plants were photographed.