Re: [gardeners] Friday in the garden

donna warren (
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 13:00:12 -0400 (EDT)

>The windows on the west wall of our house stay closed and with the shades,
>drapes, and sheers drawn all the time. You can still feel the heat of the
>afternoon sun in the kitchen, dining room, and formal living room 

Once lived in San Diego with no shade on the west side.  Fierce afternoon
heat.  Old timers (lived there a month or more) told me that the matchstick
blinds I was using should be on the outside of the window, and moving them
did make a great difference.  Still got plenty of light.  Matchstick bamboo
worked fine there because there was no rain in the hot months; but today's
plastic shades should work even in a wetter climate.

Donna, Tennessee