What can I plant facing west?

West-facing gardens

Westfacing gardens These gardens are in shade in the morning and get sun during the afternoon and evening, which is ideal for camellias. Plants in a westfacing garden or area must also be able to withstand the heat of the afternoon sun over the summer months.

Secondly, what plants grow best facing East? Perennials. Although the east-facing garden may not have enough sun to grow roses, many sun-loving perennials grow well in the east-facing garden. Hollyhocks, verbenas and yarrows fill cottage gardens. Lilies, irises, ranunculus and other bulbs and corms grow well facing the morning sun.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what can I plant on the west side of my house?

Plants for west side of house

  • Pink Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) – You can enjoy fresh green foliage topped by long, thick dusty-pink plumes when you grow Pampas Grass seeds.
  • Gomphrena (Globe amaranth) loves heat and tolerates drought.
  • When Life Hands You Lemons.
  • The Best Perennials for Cutting.
  • Sedum ‘Touchdown Teak’

Is west side of house full sun?

The west side usually receives full sun and heat from the middle to late afternoon sun. In locations that often have cloudy or foggy cool days, the sunny west side is the best side for sun-loving flowers and vegetables. A neatly groomed garden in full bloom can add to property values.

What does west facing garden mean?

Easy facing means morning sun, west facing means evening sun. But will depend how overlooked they are by other houses as well – it might only get sun in the middle of the day if it’s overlooked.

Which way is north?

Say it is two o’clock, draw an imaginary line between the hour hand and twelve o’clock to create the north-south line. You know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west so this will tell you which way is north and which way south. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere then it will be the other way round.

What is the best direction for your garden to face?

Gardens that face north receive the least light and can be damp. Gardens that face south receive the most light. Gardens that face east receive light in the morning. Gardens that face west receive light in the late afternoon and evening.

Which direction garden is best?

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so if you stand facing the end of the garden and the sun rises to your left and sets to your right, you are facing south. At its highest point, the sun is directly south. That’s why having a south facing garden is usually considered preferable to a north facing garden.

Which direction should a house face to get the most sun?

south

Do west facing windows get sun?

West-facing windows. West windows get the full afternoon and evening sun, which can be surprisingly strong in the summer. Although they don’t get the same intensity of light as southern exposures, a west-facing window is a good place for your sun-loving plants.

How do you shade a west facing deck?

A two-level, west-facing deck is attractive and effective for shade. Cover the west side of the higher section with 1-by-6 louvers. It is most effective to cover the entire west side of both the upper and lower levels, but you may feel somewhat closed in. Mount the side louvers so they slant outward from top to bottom.

What is an east facing garden like?

East facing gardens have the morning light (which can be bright but rather thin) and are shaded in the afternoon and evening. This is the place for plants that tolerate partial shade and cannot cope with strong sunlight. Honeysuckle and berberis are plants that will cope with morning sun and cool conditions.

What flowers grow best on west side of house?

Elder (Sambucus nigra) is a robust native shrub, with pretty panicles of summer flowers. Hardy geraniums. Hardy geraniums, or cranesbills, are tolerant plants that will grow well in full sun or partial shade. Phlox. Tulips. Roses. Daffodils. Campanulas. Jasmine. Elderflower.

Is afternoon sun good for plants?

Most plants requiring either part sun or part shade do well in filtered light for most of the day, or direct sun during the morning or afternoon. Keep in mind that several hours of afternoon sun are more intense and create more heat than morning sun. For either group, providing direct morning sun is a good choice.

Is afternoon sun considered full sun?

“Full sun” definitely means at least six hours per day, but some plants such as vegetables really need eight to ten hours per day. “Partial shade” implies that the plant should be protected from the sun during the afternoon.

Is evening sun good for plants?

Most plants requiring either part sun or part shade do well in filtered light for most of the day, or direct sun during the morning or afternoon. Keep in mind that several hours of afternoon sun are more intense and create more heat than morning sun.

Which side of the house gets the most sun?

In the northern hemisphere, the south side gets the bulk of the sun, because the sun is in that half of the sky. But if you are on a hill, or have a hill to the east or west, it can significantly shorten your solar ‘day’.

What plants are good for afternoon sun?

A short list of plants that are proven winners in areas of late afternoon sun include daylily (Hemerocallis), ornamental sage (Salvia), stonecrop (Sedum), Icelandic poppy (Papaver nudicaule) and yarrow (Achillea). All are perennials hardy up to USDA zone 10.