Rock Gardens


As I get older I realize that it will be harder and harder to maintain a large garden. Rock gardens are becoming more interesting to me because you can fit a lot of plants in a small place. Rock garden plants blend with rocks to give an alpine feeling to the garden.

The rock garden at Dawn Gardens was built in 2009.

The first year looked like this:

Sep 2008- Jul 2009 157Sep 2008- Jul 2009 198

10 years later it looks like this in the summer:

In the Fall:

In the spring:

In the winter before raking off the pine needles:

After raking off the pine needles:

This is how the rock garden is watered:

Here are some rock garden plants at the Dawn Gardens rock garden:

Dianthus microlepis

Silene uniflora ‘Druetts Variegated’

Dianthus ‘Kahori’

Allium ‘Millennium’

Ozothamnus ‘County Park Silver’

Primula ‘Amethyst Ice’

Sea Pink (Armeria ‘Victor Reiter’)

Saponaria lempergii ‘Max Frei’

Beach Aster (Erigeron glaucus)

Heterotheca jonesii

Erigeron scopulinus

Bellum minutum

Sundrops (Calylophus drummondi)

Penstemon pinifolius

Dianthus ‘Superstar’

Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Wallflower (Erysimum ‘Glow Series’)

Erysimum ‘Gold Glow’

Erysimum ‘Poem Lilac’

Helichrysum ‘Ruby Cluster’

Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’

Aster ‘Winston Churchill

New York Aster (Aster novi-belgii)

New York Aster ‘Professor Anton Kippenberg’

Lessingia ‘Silver Carpet’

Silene quadrifida

Aubrietia deltoidea ‘Antique Rose’

Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’

Tanacetum niveum

Dicliptera suberecta

Mecardonia ‘Magic Carpet Yellow’

Cotula lineariloba ‘Big Yellow Moon’

Ballon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Gladiolus oppositiflorus v. salmoneus

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