Do you want to add something different in your garden? Try growing plants or flowers in rocks. A rock garden or rockery can be a beautiful addition to your existing garden, or you can have a complete rock garden in your backyard. Your rock garden will be a beautiful hardscape with gravel, rocks, and plants or flowers that will elevate each other’s impact. If you live in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area, you can get garden rocks for sale at Labrador Landscape Supplies.
Advantages of raising a rock garden
Rock garden plants have a compact growth habit and are drought resistant. Some of these plants can go for weeks with little or no watering at all. This is good for areas that are prone to drought or in temperate zone areas.
Rock garden plants specimens need to be grown together. So, when planting a specific rock garden plant, you don’t need to separate them in different areas. You can clump a single specimen together in one location. This adds to their stunning beauty, especially if they are flowering plants.
Rock garden plants can grow even in poor, rocky soil. You can even beautify your rock garden further by adding pebbles of different varieties and colours. It won’t affect your rock plants in any way.
Best plants and flowers for a rock garden
Douglas Moss Phlox
The leaves of this plant are coloured dark green with a needle-like shape. When clustered, they look great in your rock garden. Adding to the beauty is when the flowers start to bloom, with shades of purple and pink.
Yellow Alpine Alyssum
Add a large cluster of yellow in your rock garden to brighten it up. This plant looks incredibly pretty in the spring. This plant thrives in sunny conditions, so make sure they don’t grow in shady or cold areas.
Aside from flowery plants, why not an ornamental grass with a blue colouration? The blue hue will make your rocks and pebbles look more vivid. This plant will need to be fully under the sun so the leaves can turn blue. If well maintained, the grass will create a sphere-like shape that is unique.
Prickly Pear Cactus
There are numerous cactus species to choose from. But one of the best additions in any rock garden is the Prickly Pear variety. Just take extra care when planting it because the spines on the leaves can really prick. The pears on this plant are also edible and make for a delicious juice drink or fruit snack.
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About Labrador Landscape Supplies
Labrador Landscape specialises in providing a wide range of high-quality landscape and gardening supplies, including garden rocks for sale. Labrador has been servicing the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas for over 25 years. Visit our website at https://landscape-supply.com.au/ or call 07 5537 2841 and serve up your queries to us.