Gardening / October 5, 2018 / éloïse Schubert.
This decision, of course, is going to be entirely up to you, taking into consideration how much time you have and how much space you have to work with. However, small, designed merely gardens look just as good and in the long run for many of us will work out better.
This is especially true if you are making one from scratch, you need to consider the amount of time required to build it and the cost factor as you’ll be lacking topsoil, rocks, and plants. Remember the old saying we all heard growing up “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach” well it applies here as well, start small and build up over time.
I’ve had rock gardens at two different homes, both had to be started from scratch, and both started small. The first started small mainly because I’d never done one before, in fact, it didn’t begin to be a rock garden at all.
This type of garden is a little different from what you may usually be accustomed to – large plants with brightly colored blooms. Also, don’t get too caught up in whether the plants have flowers or not, what yours looking for is something to enhance and complement the rock clusters you’ve put Is space permits add a few larger shrubs to the back of the garden, which works as a backdrop to put the rock garden in the spotlight.