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 list of fool proof rock garden plants visit: http://sensiblegardening.com/rock-gardens-2/
Hens & Chicks are soooo easy to grow in the rock garden.
Hens & Chicks are soooo easy to grow in the rock garden.
Our rock garden at Sensible Gardening and Living.
Our rock garden at Sensible Gardening and Living.
Dwarf Iris add beauty to the rock garden in spring.
Dwarf Iris add beauty to the rock garden in spring.
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 Gardens can be very colourful, especially in the spring. (Elysium Gardens)
Rock Gardens can be very colourful, especially in the spring. (Elysium Gardens)
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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