I swear I could win a Noble Prize for creating a mathematical formula for plant care as it applies to my area. I can't pick up a plant without it reading, full sun, well drained soil, water once a week, right? Wrong!
Last summer, I say with complete sincerity that it was impossible for me to over water my plants. I watered them heavily and daily and if I missed I day, they would wilt...if I missed too many days they wouldn't bloom. Now, I tend to translate instructions.
This morning, I was planting a Sweet Olive in full shade, when it read partial shade...why? Because I am making a conversion, am I right? Not sure but I think so. The heat here can be unbearable.
You can't even trust the zone sometimes because the just discusses temperatures and not rainfall, humidity etc. The other thing you always see is good drainage. Here is Coastal Alabama, very close to Pensacola Florida, we have a ton of clay soil. Clay doesn't drain well. Sometimes I wonder, if that is by design. If the plants just melt under the heat, doesn't the clay help retain water???
|I planted Clereya This is what it reads for plant care|
Plant care link for clereya
Full-sun to Part-shade
I put this one in partial shade....
To mean, this make a river here
Found this excellent article from Bellingrath which is huge garden in our area
Growing Roses at Bellingrath Gardens and Home