How to plan, establish and maintain rock gardens
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Published by Lane Book in Menlo Park, CA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Rock gardens,
  • Gardening

Book details:

Edition Notes

84262

Statementphotography by Don Normark.
SeriesSunset book
ContributionsSunset Books.
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23264209M
LC Control Number64015528

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Rock gardens are not hard to maintain, which is great for gardeners. In fact, most rock garden care simply involves removing weeds on a regular basis. Even this task will diminish as the rock plants establish themselves and fill in any gaps where weeds might grow.   Tall plants, short plants, pink flowers, white flowers—all of these things can be placed next to one another in an English garden. Of course, you'll have to make some adjustments to ensure that all of your plants have access to sunlight and aren't too crowded, but in general, it's best not to overthink a garden like this one and instead to opt for an organic, free-flowing plan. Doretta Klaber's Rock Garden Plants: New Ways to Use Them Around Your Home (); George Schenk's How to Plan, Establish and Maintain Rock Gardens (); and Walter A. Kolaga's All About Rock Gardens and Plants () were the other three books that contributed to the renewed interest in the subject. Emphasis was mainly on the plants but. In addition, rock gardens provide the ideal place to showcase the small, delicate and understated flowers that get overshadowed in other gardens. If you happen to have a gentle slope in your yard that gets plenty of sun, this is the perfect place to build a natural-looking rock garden.