Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

Williams7165February 1, 2013


I live in an apartment and my balcony is on the west, and only receives afternoon sun. Is there a way to put a screen or lattice over the plants that are meant for morning sun only so they are shaded and get filtered afternoon sun instead? I'm trying to find a way to get morning sun bonsai to thrive in an afternoon sun area.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

What plants are you trying to grow? Many plants that do well in shade will do fine if you can protect them from midday sun - like from 11-6 in the summer.


    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:22PM
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I didn't have specific plants just yet, but one idea was an Azalea.

I was reading some plant descriptions on ones I liked and some say "Morning sun with afternoon shade only" So I was looking into a solution to prevent them from getting too hot and still get enough sun on the west side of a building. (Afternoon sun only area). Will some shade cloth work? Something like a tight mesh over it?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:37PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

That, or you can buy plastic lattice in 4x8 sheets that will work, too.


    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:51PM
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Shade cloth would give you a filtered light. Even plain old screen wire cuts down a lot of light.
Good Luck

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 10:11AM
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