..........but feeling silly never stopped me before, so here goes. How have you guys determined what parts of your garden get sun, and what parts get shade? I've been trying to figure out where to plant that clematis I picked up on impulse at the grocery store, but it's a full sun plant, and the only place I know I have full sun is in the front garden. And the only reason I know that is because I've been in the front garden, on the weekends primarily, at all times of the morning and afternoon, frequently enough that that's what I've figured out. But it's taken time, and observation, and I've even made notes and diagrams, because there's a part of my front garden that is shaded by the tree growing there (the one that's got to come down) and another small corner of it that is only partially sunny because of the position of the sun in relation to the porch which casts shadow on that corner of the garden. And none of that were conclusions I came to instantly, it took time, and in some cases I ended up completely reversing my opinion of what was in sun and what was in shade. So how do you do it? How do each of you figure out where the sun hits, when, and what's shaded, when? Am I just going to have to make a point of going out on a sunny weekend day when I'm home all day, and actually diagramming or photographing the same areas of the house every hour on the hour?