Posted by Tom on August 08, 2002 at 08:08:01:
In Reply to: Re: softening a rock wall posted by Newt on August 07, 2002 at 22:34:30:
: : : I live is southwest Washington on a lot that slopes considerably. I built a rock retaining wall to take some of the slope out of the back yard. This bring me to my question...does anyone have ideas about a plant or plants that I can plant at the edge of the top of the wall, and they will cascade down and soften the wall with some color? I have checked some nurseries in the area and they have suggested some vines. I am not sure that is the look I want.
: : : Tom
: : There are lots of rock garden plants that will cascade. Try this site for some great groundcovers that will cascade over the wall. I do agree that vines won't do it.
: : Good luck,
Thanks for the great help! I have not had a chance to check the websites yet, but will today. The sun exposure on the wall is full for mid-morning to sunset. So, basically full all day...only early morning gets shade. THanks again!