Light needs for a semi shade garden in the fall
This has been my first six months of gardening. My rental has a backyard with a square plot that is covered halfway by a pine tree. We get direct sunlight for around 3-4 hours in the summer and the rest is diffused light.
A couple of days back I got a lot of native plants (advertised as a semi shade garden), half of which needed shade, and the rest that could survive in part sun or full sun. I am wondering if I made a big mistake since I just realized that no direct sunlight falls in our garden in the fall.
So far in the area that got direct sun in the summer I've managed to grow butterflyweed saplings to a foot (haven't flowered yet - just planted them three months back) and a blue mophead hydrangea has been flowering for a few years.
I am sure I'll come to know by next spring if none of my plants grow but I was hoping someone could assuage my fears on this forum.