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Asked August 05, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

east facing, front of living room window 7ft.wd. by 6 ft. depth roof overhang 4 ft. receives moisture only at front I would like to plant 2 small shrubs needing little care adaptable to dry conditions Zone 4 I would appreciate any suggestions

El Paso County Outside United States

Expert Response

I would not plant anything under the roof overhang unless you plan to water it at least during the summer season. You could plant a shrub at the drip line, where the front half would receive water, enough might seep in for the whole shrub. There are more variables than what you have mentioned. You could search a shrub database at http://www.theshrubhub.com/by-name2.php

Julie Brocklehurst-Woods Replied August 12, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

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