Re: Challenging Space
Lots of buildings always make the sun thing so much more complicated. Don’t forget, that as the sun gets higher in the sky, the buildings to the south will make less of a difference. Veggies and most herbs will need to be in the sunny bit. Work the rest of the design around them. My favorite plant for patchy sun and bright shade is Geraniums; they are tough. There are many small ornamental trees that perfer a woodland edge habitat- which is the nearest natural habitat to the city in terms of light. Some suggesions: Stewartia koreana and psuedocamellia, Dogwoods (Cornus florida, C. kousa and hybrids), Magnolia (so many different species, hybrids and cultivars), Amelanchier arborea. I wonder what are some favorite plants of those who garden in the city?