will mums perform in shade?
I know they do better in full sun, but my sis has 2 raised beds ... one on either side of her front door. One bed gets several hours of afternoon sun. The other is shaded by a large tree. Mums would be low maintainence [& this is a MUST]. I don't think it would look all that great to have them in one bed but not the other as it would then be rather unbalanced. The beds are not the same size. One -- in the sun-- is about 19 ft long and 4 ft at its widest, the other is about 14 ft long and 4ft at the widest.