Now that it’s Summer, you might want to begin planting a garden. But what if you don’t know what to plant, where to buy supplies, or where to learn more about gardening? Don’t worry, this guide will tell you everything you need to know so that you can start a garden in time for spring and summer.

What Can I Grow in Westminster?

To find out what you can grow in certain areas, you can reference the USDA‘s interactive temperature map. Just enter your zip code and you can find detailed information on what temperatures are like in that area, and therefor what plants will grow there.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Westminster’s temperature zones are mostly 6b and 7a. This means that the lowest temperatures normally reach about -5 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

There are a variety of plants that can thrive in this temperature range, including:


  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumbers


  • Bee balm
  • Coneflower
  • Daisy
  • Daylily
  • Coral bells
  • Hosta

Common Shrubs

  • Hydrangea
  • Rhododendron
  • Rose
  • Azalea
  • Butterfly bush

See Gardening Know How for more information.

Gardening Hubs

Several great stores and locations where you can buy plants and gardening equipment in Westminster include:

The Carroll Garden Club

Carroll County happens to be home to one of Maryland’s top gardening clubs, the Carroll Garden Club.

In August, the garden club paid a visit to the garden of Reed and Debbie Muse to admire their prize winning dahlias….

Posted by Carroll Garden Club on Friday, November 10, 2017

The club meets at the Union Bridge Community Center, located at 4770 Ladiesburg Road Union Bridge, MD, on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30 to 3pm.

Gardening in Westminster, MD

Westminster may not be Eden, but during the Summer it could be mistaken for it. Westminster, and most of Maryland, is prime for gardening and all kinds of horticulture.

If you follow this guide, you will be gardening happily all Summer. Happy Gardening!!!