Rock garden quarterly

v79 #2
Rhododendron dauricum 'Nanum'
Dwarf Rhododendrons for Northern Rock Gardens

WE ALL KNOW that the best rock gardens are not just tiny perennials and rocks. To be interesting year around, dwarf evergreens and miniature shrubs are needed to add structure to the garden. With their dense, compact growth, I like to think of them as living transitions between boulders and alpines...

Calceolaria uniflora
The Genus Calceolaria

CALCEOLARIA IS A genus that is highly valued by plant lovers for its attractive inflorescences. The genus was previously classified in the family Scrophulariaceae, but following research by Olmstead, they are often classified in the family Calceolariaceae. The plants that interest us are mainly...

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Rock Garden

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN has one of the largest public rock gardens in the southeastern US. Our rock garden is about 100 feet (30 m) long and no more than 15 feet (4.6 m) wide, with a 15-30-degree slope. Its gentle curve faces south-southeast and its large boulders came from the construction site...

A Public Rockery in Deer Country

SUPPOSE YOU WERE offered a site for a rock garden with a beautiful vista, a rock outcropping, and large boulders on the site? Who could pass that up? That is what Howard Zar, executive director of Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York, proposed to our group, the Hudson Valley Chapter of NARGS, in...

University of Tennessee Rock Garden

WHILE RESEACHING THIS article, I came across a copy of a rather lengthy message Panayoti Kelaidis wrote on Alpine-L ( https://florapix.nl/alpine-l/ ) in 2008 titled “In Defense of Non-conventional Rock Gardens.” It was a celebration of miniature plants worldwide. He described a garden at his home...

Shaping Tufa and Building Vertical Tufa Structures

MARY AND I were alone in the British alpine house. I looked around and didn’t see any security cameras. I was standing in front of the tufa wall in the photo below and, like any good engineer, I wanted to tear it apart.

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Geum elatum
Geum elatum
Primula algida
Primula algida
Primula auriculata
Primula auriculata
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Ajuga chamaepitys
Ajuga chamaepitys
Thymus tiflisiensis var. alba
Thymus tiflisiensis
Scutellaria orientalis
Scutellaria orientalis
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
silene specious?
Linum elegans
Linum elegans
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus veluchensis
Anemone caucasica
Anemone caucasica
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Clematis marmoraria
Clematis marmoraria
Polygala calcarea
Polygala calcarea
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