tabasco: We really haven't had much sun either. All the ruds now in bloom are established plants from previous years. This year's new ones aren't near blooming yet. I have way too many ruds, won't sow new ones this year.
Have you tried the bloommaster pots? So far I'm pretty happy with mine. But that spot really doesn't get enough sun for some of my chosen plants, like nasties and petunias, so they've been slow to bloom. The trailing coleus from the Rosy Dawn coop, are wonderful though. Would like to try whole bloommaster pots of them next year, but ordering that many would cost a fortune. I might try to start a few cuttings from them near fall and overwinter them in the house. If some of those cuttings survive, I could start new cuttings from those in winter.
OK, 1Birdie we will have to help each other along...LOL Hardest thing will be figuring out what I want to plant...I have lots of acres but mostly grass, I have learned that all gardens need to be weeded so everytime I start a garden I have to keep in mind that is one more to be weeded...LOL
My MG group has a perennial plant sale every spring (early) I would love to have something I can take to that also.