Starting a rock garden- instructions and tips

Rock Gardens It is probably best to avoid the word rockery, for this is apt to encompass all that is unsatisfactory about most small garden efforts in this

Rock Garden...Looks like some kind of Zen practice.  Must've taken a very looooooong time.

Rock cairns are built in nature as a way to mark a path across barren land. Historically they were also used in some cultures to memorialize the dead. Building a cairn at the event can be a very healing community experience.

DIY Gardening: 22 Impressive Rock Garden Ideas!

Rock Gardens Idea Box by Deltagardener

Hen-and-Chicks     Hen-and-chicks is a tough succulent groundcover that slowly spreads by producing offsets. It's well suited for growing in trough gardens because of its shallow root system. It also grows well in cracks and crevices in rocks or as part of a green roof garden. Pink or yellow flower stalks rise to a foot above the foliage.  These are hardy & easy to grow and I have tons of them.

Best Plants for Trough Gardens

Hen-and-Chicks Hen-and-chicks is a tough succulent groundcover that slowly spreads by producing offsets.

Ogon' is a textural eye-catcher with its shiny, round, cream-yellow leaves. Grace the edges of pots or let this sedum wander through your rock garden. Grow in full sun. Zones 6-9.

Chartreuse in the Garden

potential rock ground cover Textural eye-catcher with its shiny, round, cream-yellow leaves. Grace the edges of pots or let this sedum wander through your rock garden. Grow in full sun.

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