Best location for borderline shrubs and perennials in Calgary?
Finally, the prep work in my backyard is almost done!!! The trees are in, and the beds are almost done, so I can start planning the planting of my shrubs and perennials!
I am just wondering if I can get some advice as to whether borderline shrubs and perennials (zone 4) would do better in certain locations in my south facing backyard? It is a fenced in square area with beds on all 3 sides (north, west and east). As there is a deck by the house, the south facing location by the foundation is not available. Given the winter (sun and wind) condition in Calgary, does it matter which bed these borderline plants will be located? Obviously, for the east facing bed, I get mostly morning and early afternoon sun now, and for the west facing bed, afternoon and evening sun now. Even the north facing bed now gets a fair bit of sun now. Everything will change though during winter, I am sure! Since I am still new to this in Calgary, I would really appreciate your advice.