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 into a small place. Rock garden plants are smaller or slower growing plants that are placed close together with rocks to give an alpine feeling to the garden.

The rock garden at Dawn Gardens was built in 2009.

Sep 2008- Jul 2009 157

Sep 2008- Jul 2009 158

The first year after planting looked like this:

Sep 2008- Jul 2009 198

10 years later it looks like this:


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

Bellium minutum

Sundrops (Calylophus drummondi)

Penstemon pinifolius

Dianthus ‘Superstar’


Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Wallflower (Erysimum ‘Glow Series’)

Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’

Aster ‘Winston Churchill

New York Aster (Aster novi-belgii)

Aster oblongifolius ‘Dream of Beauty’

Rhodathemum hosmariense

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