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Planning a Sun Garden

Planning a Sun Garden

A key step to a thriving sun garden is choosing plants that are suited to the hours and intensity of light, and to the moisture available, in the selected planting site. Plants labeled as Full Sun will do best with at least 6 or more hours of sun exposure. Those labeled as part sun can do best with 3-6 hours of morning or late afternoon sun. Also take note of whether the desired plants need soil that is kept moist or, are more tolerant of dryness and even drought. Assembling a collection of plants with both matching light and water requirements, puts your garden on the road to sunny success!

Factors common to planning any garden, such as measurements, views to the garden and ease of access for care, watering and enjoyment of the plantings should also be considered. To create a full and attractive garden, select plants offering a mixture of textures, forms, heights, as well as bloom and foliage colors. Choose contrasting colors to create an energizing space and harmonious ones where a more restful feel is desired. Dashes of white or silvery blue keep things feeling cooler.

President's Choice offers a wide selection of sun loving plants, suited to your growing region, and in a range of water needs. Use the Plant Finder on this site to quickly narrow your search for sun plants – simply utilize the Category, Bloom Season and Full Sun selections under the Advanced Search. In the store, plant tags with the bright yellow bar across the top will help you spot President's Choice plants that prefer Full Sun.