Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

Jeannine Kantz (
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:34:20 -0600

I was told at the Antique Rose Emporium here that I should plant mine in a
site that gets at least 6hrs a day of sun-that was the absolute minimum.

At 11:39 AM 2/19/01 -0600, you wrote:
>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
>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
Jeannine Kantz