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Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

Posted by Williams7165 MI (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 13:41

Hello,

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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RE: Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 21:22

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.

Al


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RE: Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

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?


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RE: Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 21:51

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

Al


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RE: Morning sun plants in afternoon sun area

Shade cloth would give you a filtered light. Even plain old screen wire cuts down a lot of light.
Good Luck
R


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