Rock garden in your yard
Those who are fortunate enough to visit the mountains for once in their lives will not be able to forget this amazing, slightly even fairytale land. Wide meadows, covered with a carpet of wonderful, colorful flowers, stony slopes, mountain streams, mesmerizing with its ringing - all this attracts with its natural charm and purity.
And why not try to recreate the mountain landscape in your summer residence? Especially if the dimensions allow.Today in gardening are widely distributed floral arrangements with the inclusion of natural stone that are called “rock garden” and “rockery”. This is a very effective solution for site planning, as well as a suitable place for growing plants in the alpine zone.
Rock garden or Alpine garden – a recreated area of Alpine flora along with all its inherent natural elements. In shape, the alpine hill is, as a rule, a composition of one or more stony hills planted with high-mountain plants. Slopes of rocks, large boulders and rubble help to give the site a natural mystery and naturalness.
For rock garden using various types of stones, including limestone, artificial stone, Sandstone, travertine, granite. It is desirable to build rock gardens from stones that are uniform in structure and color. Different breeds look ugly side by side. You can, of course, "dilute" the general picture for a change, but it is important to do this in moderation. Before the stones are placed in the ground, they must be spread out on the ground, carefully examined, and choose their most interesting position.
The site allocated for Alpine slides should be large enough. Usually, the minimum of the sizes recommended by professional designers are 1x3 meters or 1.5x2.5 meters, that is, the minimum footprint is about 3-4 sq.m. It should be noted that enough free space should be left around the hill so that it does not seem cumbersome. The height of the slide must match its dimensions, but not be less than 1 m.
In order to most accurately replicate the natural landscape, mostly use plants that are able to preserve the freshness and bright color artificial hills throughout the year. Very well suited for the rock garden or dwarf breeds slow-growing species of conifers (for example, cypress, juniper, thuja). Shrubs, such as Heather, miniature rose, Azalea, Cheb, barberry, dwarf rhododendron, and others will also be a great decoration of your garden.
Of the smaller plants for alpine hills, well lit by the sun, it is recommended to plant various types of yarrow and borax, cat's foot, gerbil, armeria, alpine astra, pincers, carnations, droks, sunflowers, immortelles, St. John's wort, almond, alpine poppy, lumbago, soap, some kinds of cleaning, juvenile, tar, thyme, some species Veronica. On the wetter slopes and in the penumbra, the creeper grows vigorously, the windswept, the catchment area, the rezuha, the bell of the Carpathians, some geraniums and gravels, the sour cherry, the phyllops subulate and its varieties, the primroses, some species of buttercups, violets.
Below the rock garden was appreciated by the guests of your site, you need to think about how you will be lead to it tracks – such beauty needs to be seen up close! It is also important to take care of the relevant surrounding landscape. It is best not to weight the space next to the hill, but simply plant at a distance from each other bushes of heather, erica, stunted species of rhododendrons.