north facing stone wall

Submitted by tropicalgirl25… on

I have attached a stone wall we built two years ago with the growing saxifrages got from nurseries.This year all of them are doing well.


Submitted by RickR on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:20

It looks very well built.  Nice job!  Be sure to give us updates on plant progress...

Did you plant anything on the south face?

Submitted by tropicalgirl25… on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 08:38

Hi Rick
I tried some campanula troegerae seedlings and sempervivums on the south side of the wall but all of them were fried by the sun

Submitted by Hoy on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 13:57

Krish, where is your wall located? It ought to be some plants that would love the sunny side too?!

Submitted by tropicalgirl25… on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 14:51

Hi Hoy
the wall is at  one end of the lawn.the south side where it gets lots of light was made into a woodland garden with a small apple tree giving shades to most of the plants. At the edge of the wall on the south side I planted some campanula seedlings  germinated from the NARGS seeds.none of them survived. the saxifrages on the north side are doing very well. I will get some pictures soon.two saxifrages that grew nicely last year were victimized by birds .

Submitted by cohan on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 14:52

Looks good! I have some north facing spots I was also thinking about some saxes for...

Submitted by Howey on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 05:06

Welcome to the Forum Krish.  Your Saxifrage growing on the north side of your wall looks great - now I know where to plant the one "Fair Maid of Kent" I recently bought at a plant sale.  I have learned to plant things that "don't like wet feet" on the south side of Cercis canadense where they get the "hot and dry" they need.  Interesting how a little shade or lack of it can make such a life or death difference.  We never stop learning, do we?  Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b