Friday, April 27, 2018

The Sun And Your Plants

It’s spring and you’re putting together the plans for your garden. What will look good where, and of course which plants will be useful. As you put together your plans don’t forget the amount of sunshine plants need. It’s important to know the different types of light that are in your garden and which plants to place there.

Some plants require full sun. That’s at least six hours of sunlight preferably between the hours of 9am and 5pm. And some plants are even more picky they want morning sun which is direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm. Then shade after 3pm. This is particularly true in the south or if you have sandy soil.

Then there are the partial sun loving plants. They thrive with four hours of sun and four hours of shade. That can be tricky, but I have seen a few die hard gardeners who place umbrellas out in the afternoon to accommodate these plants. These plants also do well near trees that allow sunlight to filter through the branches and leaves.

Full shade plants don’t like any direct sunlight. These plants do well on the shady side of homes or under pine treess.

So keep these things in mind when you plan that garden.

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