University of Tennessee Rock Garden

Thu, 2021-04-01 08:05 -- gsparrow
1 Apr
Elin Johnson

WHILE RESEACHING THIS article, I came across a copy of a rather lengthy message Panayoti Kelaidis wrote on 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 in Colorado that he loved. He called it a “dryland rock garden,” and he said “Probably half the plants in this garden have never appeared in a single rock garden tome.” Although his descriptions were confined to tiny plants, I agree with his premise, and this is my “defense of a non-conventional rock garden.”

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