Monday, June 8, 2009
Winter sun angles.
In the southern hemisphere this is a good time to be checking out where the sun manages to reach in your garden in midwinter. With only a couple of weeks until equinox the shadows are at their maximum on the cold side of the house. This is important to know as there are not a lot of plants will grow in that much shade. Deciduous plants can be a good choice for deep shade on the south side. Ideally you will remember to look at those same areas around summer equinox and see what goes on then too with sun and shade.