Attribute Definitions (ie. Partial Shade) - Knowledgebase Question

Charles Town, WV
Question by stevekubik
April 21, 2002
I have a question about planting your Astilbe Fanal.

Our landscape architect chose a location that I'm not sure is correct in terms of light. Can you please send me definitions of Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Full Shade? That would greatly help me evaluate the site plan.

Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
April 21, 2002

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midsummer so the shade patterns shift throughout the year.

One good way to try to consider plant choices is to locate some growing in your area and observe how they are sited and what type of special care they are receiving such as frequency of supplemental watering. Then look for similarities in the growing conditions and microclimate of your own landscape.

I hope this helps you interpret your plan. Since you seem uncomfortable with it, it might be a good idea to discuss the choices with the landscape architect so that you are familiar with the rationale used to select the plants. Perhaps there is also room for alternate choices if you are still worried.

midsummer so the shade patterns shift throughout the year.

One good way to try to consider plant choices is to locate some growing in your area and observe how they are sited and what type of special care they are receiving such as frequency of supplemental watering. Then look for similarities in the growing conditions and microclimate of your own landscape.

I hope this helps you interpret your plan. Since you seem uncomfortable with it, it might be a good idea to discuss the choices with the landscape architect so that you are familiar with the rationale used to select the plants. Perhaps there is also room for alternate choices if you are still worried.

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