Rock Garden Designs

herbgardeningadvicesDecember 8, 2009

Are you having landscaping problems? If you are, then you will benefit greatly from rock garden designs. When there are rocky slopes in your garden, you can employ this technique or perhaps you can also import some rocks if your garden is rock-less. The base of this garden design consists of soil and coarse rocks. You will need to put these things over the entire area that you want to convert into a rock garden. It is vital that the soil has great drainage. You may add compost if you like since you will also be putting some plants later on. After the first layer, you will now put the next layer. This is where you can now place the attractive rocks since this layer will be visible. Arrange them in such a way that is attractive, depending on your personal taste and requirements.

So how will arrange the plants? Make sure that the plant

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leftwood(z4a MN)

Just want to be clear for everyone, that while the aforementioned advice can be useful, and beautiful, it is not a rock and alpine garden. It is a garden with rocks. Not necessarily a bad thing, but there is a huge difference, and certain suggested options could be lethal to alpine plants.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 2:50PM
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Arrange the plants in a rock garden design to look natural. Observe a rocky terrain with wild plants growing on it. You probably won't find a hodgepodge of species. What you probably will find are large patches of low-growing plants. If you like creeping phlox, for instance, but never know where to put it, it will be an issue. so keep design in mind first while thinking of your plant choice.

To be successful in mimicking nature with your rock garden design, you'll need to be of a certain mindset when it comes to design, in general.

Evenness in size or distribution looks unnatural in rock garden design. So always keep that in mind. If you want to take a test to determine your garden design philosophy, please consult History of Landscape Design.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2010 at 11:55AM
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