first ever south-facing garden space
After all these years of urban gardening, calling four hours in the morning or mid-day "full sun," I finally have a south-facing little front yard with good sandy, loamy soil and a slope and everything. I have room for vegetables elsewhere, so am getting serious about flowers for the first time. General question is --- will "full sun" (at least till 4 in the afternoon in the summer) simply fry most flowers in zone 8a? (I'm at the northern tip of the forum's coverage, I think!) Should I plan to manufacture some shade? I wonder because I've usually managed to grow perfectly good peas, beans, tomatoes and peppers with much less than what the standard (Vermont and Maine-published) garden books call "full sun." What's your experience? I don't mind watering.