Rocky Mountain Gardening

Zones 2-5

Know Your Zone

  • Buena Vista: Zone 4-5                  
                          

  • Salida: Zone 5                                                          

  • Leadville: Zone 2                       

  • Fairplay: Zone 3                        

-20 to -30 degrees

-10 to -20 degrees

-40 to -50 degrees

-30 to -40 degrees

First & Last Frost Date

Town

 

Buena Vista

 

Salida

 

Leadville

 

Fairplay  

     

Altitude

 

7,964

 

7,158

10,200

9,953

Last Spring Frost (Approx)

 

June 7th

May 31st

June 5th 

Last Fall Frost (Approx)

September 23 

September 30

September 14

Gardening at high elevations can be a challenge, but it can also be very rewarding. When you first start out you can expect to love one out of ten plants you choose. As your knowledge increases and your landscape matures, your losses will decrease.

A few key things to keep in mind that will help you in the process are: 

  • Be patient

  • Ask questions

  • Don't give up 

  • Be willing to experiment

  • We all have micro-climates 

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