I decided to partner with Monrovia to help me figure out what would actually grow there. It’s an awkward spot, because it’s shaded by an overhang most of the day. It gets good morning sun, but then is in shade most of the afternoon. After roaming around my local nursery, I stumbled upon some gardenias in the shady shrub section. They are my favorite flowers. I just love their fragrant, creamy blooms. I’ve never actually grown gardenias and for some reason I thought they didn’t grow in this area? So when I saw them, I had to have them 🙂 And I was told they do really well with morning sun and afternoon!