Difficult Area-Summer Shade, Winter Sun
I am looking for suggestions for a area west of my house that gets shade all summer from large deciduous trees (Maple and Saasafras), but that is in full sun in the winter. The house is pale gray, so it doesn't absorb much heat in the winter to protect anything on winter nights.
The usual rhodies are azaleas would certainly get sunscalded in the winter. I am not adverse to putting up some burlap shades or windbreaks, but am hoping some of y'all might have some ideas that wouldn't make that necessary.
Any help is much appreciated.