Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:39:47 -0600

Wow! You really had a Sunday in the garden. I would like to start a rose bed in
my front yard but it is shaded almost completely from 1:30 pm until dark so that
the roses would only get partial sun in the afternoon. A neighbor down the
street has the same conditions and his tea roses do okay. I intend to plant
nothing but old and antique roses with fragrance so wonder if such a site would
work. Any ideas anyone?


Kari Whittenberger-Keith wrote:
> Chiming in from cooler climes.
> Here in the southern Willamette Valley, we had a Sunday that was perfect
> for gardening--warmish (50s) a bit overcast, with the sun peeking through
> from time to time.  I went out to mow the lawn.  Four hours later I had:
> mowed the lawn, weeded all the beds, cut back many of the perennials I had
> left up for the winter, built a new rose and perennial bed in my back yard,
> moved a bunch (20 maybe?) of plants from a bed that I will be redoing this
> year to a set of beds along the back fence.
> Now that the new bed is built, I can turn to ordering the roses--I now know
> how much space I actually have to work with.
> And I'm only a little bit sore this morning!
> Kari
> Kari Whittenberger-Keith
> Managing Editor, Old House Chronicle