I'd love to be inspired by some pictures of your rockgardens and troughs! Please post them!
I need a digital camera!!!
Here is a link that might be useful: troughs
Here are some alpine groupings in big glazed containers. I have troughs and raised beds constructed from granite cobble blocks. Will have to take new pictures of those.
Here is a link that might be useful: alpine containers
Here's a picture of part of my rock garden. There are more in the album.
Here is a link that might be useful: rock garden showing conifers