"That would depend on which zone 8A--Penscaola, FL or Astoria, Oregon? Or? Need to know your temp extremes to offer suggestions that would work for you. Summers between Pensacola and Astoria are hugely different."
"We had an inch of rain last night, so I just went out to check that my new orchids did not get too wet. They are up against the house under the eves, it did get in a bit but not enough to worry about."