|What goes on when you are upstairs sleeping....|
Anyhow, back to the point, while I was moving in my pots yesterday I was looking around at what was fried to death and what was really working, and it dawned on me that I had a really good plant combination going on out there:
Rose bushes and 4'oclocks. They both love the full sun, and just as the bottoms of the roses get a little blackspotty and lose leaves, those 4 o'clocks are growing taller and filling in every available space underneath. Plus they tend to sprawl outwards a little underneath, which is nicely hidden by the sturdy rose stems. Of course right at the moment I can't take a picture so you'll just have to trust me, but here's one from about 2 months ago where you can barely see a white one coming in under the roses. Sorry that's the best I've got from inside here.
One thing I will say though, they really do need full sun. I have some planted in part sun and its just not the same. I'm thinking 6+ hours minimum. And for those of you who haven't been near them before, they have a distinct smell at night which I love.
I hope everyone in the path of this storm has a nice safe weekend.