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Use Rocks in your Garden

By mcash70
February 6, 2012

Rocks used in a flower or shrub bed can be a very attractive addition to your garden.

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flaflwrgrl
Feb 5, 2012 6:15 PM CST
They add so much interest & verve. Great tip!
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Marilyn
Feb 5, 2012 6:21 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:They add so much interest & verve. Great tip!


I agree Green Grin! Thumbs up
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Aguane
Feb 5, 2012 9:00 PM CST
Always a good idea to consider all the elements. A large rock or piece of pottery definitely helps focus, move and anchor a point of interest.
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Dutchlady1
Feb 5, 2012 9:37 PM CST
I have LOTS of rocks. Some people here have beautiful HUGE limestone or coral rocks and I have been known to come down with 'rock-envy' Hilarious!
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LindaTX8
Feb 5, 2012 10:59 PM CST
I'm a collector, I guess. Hard to stop bringing new stones or rocks home. Gets kind of hard on the back moving those.
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mcash70
Feb 5, 2012 11:59 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your comments I tip my hat to you. So nice to see so many others like rocks too!! Green Grin!
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Marilyn
Feb 6, 2012 12:14 AM CST
LindaTX8 said:I'm a collector, I guess. Hard to stop bringing new stones or rocks home. Gets kind of hard on the back moving those.


I agree Thumbs up

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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HappyJackMom
Feb 6, 2012 1:02 AM CST
Rocks, did someone say rocks? Our whole one acre lot and surrounding areas are covered with rocks of all sizes. Those that know me, know this rock is my very favorite. Smiling
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bonitin
Feb 6, 2012 3:05 AM CST
Beautiful setting Margaret! I also like to use rocks especially in places where nothing would grow, an added bonus to rocks is when mosses and lichens grow on them.

Wow, what a fantastic rock Donna, your birds must love it too, a natural bird bath and drinking place!
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2012 6:02 AM CST
Donna, those are the type of rocks that induce my rock envy..... Drooling
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 6, 2012 6:20 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Donna, those are the type of rocks that induce my rock envy..... Drooling


I agree

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SongofJoy
Feb 6, 2012 6:27 AM CST
I agree too
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Feb 6, 2012 6:58 AM CST
I agree
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mcash70
Feb 6, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Donna I love your rock and that's a very nice photo.

Thanks Myriam, I have a bench beside the bed where I often sit to enjoy the garden. Smiling
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frostweed
Feb 6, 2012 10:36 AM CST
I love rocks, I have all the beds in the front yard lined with them. Smiling

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woofie
Feb 6, 2012 10:50 AM CST
I love rocks, too Thumbs up (which is fortunate since I have so many in my head! Hilarious! )

That is an amazing rock, Donna! Beautiful! Rock envy for sure, Hetty!
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tabby
Feb 6, 2012 12:41 PM CST
We grow rocks here - they percolate up to the surface every year, which amazes me considering that some are too heavy to lift. Some are nice chunks of quartz, but those are usually smaller.

Besides using them in my gardens (they look fantastic with sedums and sempervivum), I also love the look of a nice rock in a container garden.
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LindaTX8
Feb 6, 2012 3:37 PM CST
I like this kind of shell rock...from a creek bed. Guess from when parts of southcental Texas was under the sea
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 6, 2012 3:52 PM CST
Sure thing Linda. Looks just like all the rocks I have seen all my life living on the coast. So yes, from when your area was under the sea.
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jmorth
Feb 6, 2012 4:01 PM CST
I have a lot of rock incorporated into the garden. I've even got a large pile of leverite (should have left it there) cornering a garden angle. Here's a sample of some rocks and fossils out there.
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