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Also don’t limit your choices to just plants, small dwarf evergreen shrubs can also be used and will add another texture to garden.
In fact is space permits add a few larger shrubs to back of garden, which works as a backdrop to really put rock garden in spot light.
Examples of Plants & Shrubs:
·Creeping Myrtle – green leaves with violet blue spring flowers
·Hens & Chicks – many varieties of color and texture
·Sedum – creeping in gold or red
·Phlox – creeping in pink, red, blue and white
·Juniper ·Dwarf Mugho Pine ·Birds Nest Spruce
Maintaining A Rock Garden:
Routine care like with any garden is needed. Cutting back leggy plants, dead heading any flowering plants, removal of any dead stems and dividing any plants that have become to big.
Also like with all gardens water when necessary and feed occasionally.
Putting down a thick layer of mulch will help during hot summer to keep moisture where it belongs around plants roots; this is also beneficial if you live in an area where winters are harsh.
To Add Decorative Accents or Not – Here’s a Good Question:
Many articles and experienced gardeners will more than likely tell you that addition of decorative accents is not necessary as simple lines of plants and rocks is decorative element.
I on other hand disagree, to me adding a little something like a small figurine, a mini birdbath or a tiny wind chime hanging from a miniature Shepard’s hook only add to beauty of garden.
However as with indoor decorating, a garden whether it is rock, flower or vegetable should express and represent creative side to each individual gardener, so if you like way something looks go ahead and use it.
Give Rock Gardening a try. Happy Gardening
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Bonnie P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home Decorating & Savvy Outdoor Decorating. She is the mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue Merle Sheltie named Toby. Stop by for information and ideas for both inside and outside your home.