need help with weird idea

oneshotvethJuly 23, 2013

I want to make a miniature knot garden. I want it to be like 3 feet by 3 feet. I would like something that would grow a few inches tall relatively quickly that I could shape into a knot garden. Any ideas would be appreciated!

Brian

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laceyvail(6A, WV)

The only thing I can think of is Iberis, which, if pruned severely after bloom, will stay small and tight.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 6:08AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

It's not a weird idea at all, but with ground covers, I think you'd have to trim and tend it almost daily. They usually do those with herbs/tiny shrubs/annuals, more upright plants that don't escape their original boundaries in a short time.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 4:28PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Different varieties of Sedums might work. What about Hen and Chicks?
Mike

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:25AM
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WilmienBrascamp

Have you considered dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Kyoto dwarf' or Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'. These plants resemble grass but have darker and wider leaf blades. They do spread so you may need to keep them in check.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 6:59PM
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