Protecting babies from Calif Sun
I think that everyone knows how potent the California sun is. When I first moved here from the Midwest, Chicago and St. Louis, (32 years old) I had sunned myself every summer since I was 18...not the thing to do anymore, but that was a thousand years ago. Anyway, that first summer, I tried to lay out for 3 hours and I burned to a crisp. I had been used to 'sunning' for 4 or 5 hours at a time back home. That was the last time I tried that! I did tan myself, but only an hour or two at a time.
Back to roses....It has been unusually hot here for the last 4 days, (98 to 102) and with the killer sun, my new babies are frying. The leaves are actually burned on the edges. NOW, my question.....The new bed is againsta fence. I draped some of my sheets from the fence pickets to the front of the wood on the raised bed. The backside is open to the air and breeze. The ends are also open. Has anyone ever tried this. I just did it and I will check on the roses every 30 minutes or so.
Well, what do you think?