Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

Martha Brown (
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:19:01 -0600


Seven hours is considered full sun especially in
the south.  So if the area is sunny until 1:30 you
probably won't have a problem.  In fact they
probably will do better with protection from the
afternoon sun.  Antique Rose Emporium at Brenham
TX (IIRC)  would probably be a good source for
information and plants for you.


----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

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