Pacific Coast Gardening forum: Deep Shade in 10b/24

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jul 12, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Ah, the joys of living in a mobile home park! If I'm not watering or pruning, I'm rearranging pots to suit their sun/shade needs.LOL!
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
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CarolHB
Jul 12, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Got a new pic of the front - its about as done as its gonna get this year, except for potting up some of the annuals. I feel bad about leaving them in nursery pots but I'm taking an antibiotic that does not react well to sun exposure, so I'm watering and running for my life. Gotta click to get the whole thing. So, how come the plants on the right side (west side) are doing better than the ones on the left? They all get both morning and afternoon sun, water, etc., but I read something on another forum about air circulation. So now I'm going to just separate them a little and see if that helps, but only if I can do it in the dark. Rolling on the floor laughing


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Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 12, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Looks very nice! Don't see the problem you mention in the picture, but it could be those nursery pots are too root bound. I have a few that need water every day because they're root bound. Your mornings must be later than my mornings. I'm rarely getting sun before 9 or so, but my mornings start between 5:30 and 6:00. LOL!
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals Dog Lover
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CarolHB
Jul 13, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Yeah, they could be getting rootbound. I've got larger pots for them, just have to get another one of those round-to-its.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 13, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Those are really hard to find!
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals Dog Lover
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CarolHB
Apr 23, 2017 5:30 AM CST
I never was able to move any of those plants during the winter/shade time. The electric pink cordyline is doing just fine. All three of the other cordylines appear to have died of darkness, but the colchester white dusty miller is doing well. They need to be replanted so they are the sole occupants of those big clay planters, and hopefully I'll be able to do that. Apparently I have two areas of disc compression causing a boatload of pain, but I'm watering and fertilizing as best I can, also have a back seat loaded with potting mix. Just have to load up on pain killers to get them out of the car. Whoopeee!
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 23, 2017 3:27 PM CST
I hear that! My aunt, when she was approaching 90, had those loaded into the trunk of her car, and just worked out of the trunk, rather than lifting the bags. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm getting there faster than I like.
Coastal San Diego (Zone 10b)
MmeBoullet
Aug 28, 2018 10:27 PM CST
I just saw your post. I have similar situation-full summer sun, then shade. The best I've found is to plant for the sun, then withholding water (Not easy in our zone in winter) or growing tough perennials/shrubs while changing annuals. A lot of succulents and natives would work. More than sun, I've found water is the key.
I love Clivia, but they wouldn't appreciate intense sun. Perhaps they could hide behind an annual?
On a positive note, you have 2 gardens in one!
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
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CarolHB
Sep 14, 2018 9:44 AM CST
@MmeBoullet I have not moved any of the plants in the sun/shade front and they're all doing just fine. The colchester whites have gone into the ground and are on their own now, except for being cut back rather sharply.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.

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