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Re: plants for DRY, semi-shade

Sorry folks, forwarded to the list this info I sent to my sister who is in
Dallas for 3 years and a little mystified by the plant life after living in
--Barbara Tandy, California
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] plants for DRY, semi-shade

> Well in this part of the country Marge, stuff you need full sun for does
> fine (or better) here in part shade. I have one rosemary growing on the
> South side of the house in dappled shade (under a 150 year old pecan
> tree) and it is doing as well as the ones in the herb bed w/ real full
> sun. My cannas along the tree line - dappled shade all day - grow and
> bloom as well as the ones in full sun. One Texas gardener said - full
> sun in Virginia is not the same as full sun in Texas. And the sun in SC
> must be pretty intense as well, and she is in zone 8B, half a zone
> warmer than I am (8A). Just a thought. And I think the name rosemary
> come from ros marius or some such in Latin meaning dew of the sea.
> Andrea has the coastal/salt problem which should be second nature if you
> will for any rosemary plant - upright or creeping. I could be wrong of
> course. Your suggestions were AWESOME as always. Wow.
> Pam
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 18:31:18 -0500
> >> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >> Andrea - how about prostrate rosemary? Great for hot dry areas and
> >they
> >> don't seem to mind clay. I have the shrubs, but the creeping
> >varieties
> >> might work there?
> >----------
> >
> >Thought of that, Pam, but wasn't sure how much shade this spot of
> >Andrea's gets and how much shade a rosemary would take.  I know they
> >will grow in part sun, but they do as much sun as they can
> >get...lavender is the same and I did not mention it for the same
> >reason.  I was mentally going over what grows in my sandbed:-)  It
> >does get watered some, tho'.
> >
> >Nora...interesting you think Hellebore leaves sharp; I've not really
> >noticed this...hmmm...will need go out and feel some leaves.
> >
> >Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> >mtalt@hort.net
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