But it turns out that some spots do get enough sun, so that if you're standing in the right place, you get some of the effect I was hoping for. I'm not sure how clear this photo is, but if you start closest to the camera and move forward, you get:
- a John Cabot, a winter-hardy Canadian shrub rose (red, very floriferous) on the right)
- a Moondance white floribunda near right (which blooms late into the year, if I'm remembering right)
- a Zephirine Drouhin climber (red with a hint of purple, gorgeously fragrant and thornless) on the left, climbing the porch -- this was the first to bloom
- two more roses -- the one on the left isn't blooming yet, but the one on the right is, a dark red Tess of the D'urbervilles
- and there's a white Darlow's Enigma climbing the arbor gate, mixed with Jackmanii clematis which should open soon; it's just starting to bloom now, but should bloom profusely all summer.