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Shade is the blocking of sunlight (in particular direct sunshine) by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. Shade also consists of the colors grey, black, white, etc. It may refer to blocking of sunlight by a roof, a tree, an umbrella, a window shade or blind, curtains, or other objects.
In gardening terms, there are various types of shade:
- Full sun - more than five hours of direct sun per day.
- Part shade - two to five hours of direct sun, or all-day dappled sun (sunlight shining through open trees).
- Full shade - less than two hours of direct sun per day...
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