Rock Garden Tips and Plants


Rock gardens add another dimension to your garden and to look good require a little imagination on your part. Ideally rock gardens look best on a natural slope or a natural outcrop of rocks but we are not all so lucky to have this on our property. Usually we have to create this illusion by ourselves and the more natural you can make it the better.
For tips on making a great rock garden and an extensive
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Hens Chicks are soooo easy to grow in the rock garden
Hens & Chicks are soooo easy to grow in the rock garden.
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Our rock garden at Sensible Gardening and Living
Our rock garden at Sensible Gardening and Living.
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Dwarf Iris add beauty to the rock garden in spring
Dwarf Iris add beauty to the rock garden in spring.
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Any type of violet works well but keep an eye open for seedlings This variety has an attractive black leaf with a blue flower
Any type of violet works well, but keep an eye open for seedlings. This variety has an attractive black leaf with a blue flower.
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Rock Gardens can be very colourful especially in the spring Elysium Gardens
Rock Gardens can be very colourful, especially in the spring. (Elysium Gardens)
rock garden tips and plants, flowers, gardening, Pulsatilla is an excellent plant for the rock garden
Pulsatilla is an excellent plant for the rock garden.
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  • E
    on Mar 13, 2016

    What plants would you recommend for a shady area and lots of rocks?

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  • Thanks Douglas, rock gardens really do give so much and ask for so little:)

  • Lor14457701
    on Mar 30, 2017

    I sure will try this project. My husband and I rescue rocks and wildflowers from ditches. So now we have an official embarrassment of riches. Thank you for the 'how tos' after the 'now what?' that inhabits our property.

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