Rock Gardens forum: From nothing to this by a complete amateur

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Name: Rod Melotte
Columbus WI (Zone 4a)
Grinder12000
Jun 8, 2015 6:16 PM CST
I hope that did not sound like I was bragging - more astonished.

We moved into a brand new house with no yard, nothing, a house and dirt. My last house had a garden when we moved into it and I did absolutely nothing with it, never even thought about it that much. But we moved to a new house and all of a sudden I had a blank canvas and something clicked in my brain.

I first made a mailbox garden, then a bigger clay garden (all we had was clay), then a 10x15 butterfly garden and after we had a patio poured I started on a rock wall next to the walk out basement. I started 8 years ago with zero knowledge of what I was doing and just stuffed plants in that seemed to fit. Many didn't and ideas came and went and as you all know no garden is ever "done".

Then a friend of mine and I started on a HUGE rock wall under our water tower with the 8 years of knowledge we accrued. The sedum had problems and that is when I found this place.

ANYWAY - this is what the rock wall looks like . . at the moment.

OOPS - sorry - I see there is a place for photos - I apologize.


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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 8, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Oh nice! Looks so cool and inviting. Welcome! to ATP.

More photos? Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 8, 2015 6:34 PM CST
No, this is just where photos that relate to your forum thread belong, Rod. You did it right!

The rock wall looks great! The areas around the rocks have filled in very well! Love it!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 8, 2015 9:08 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP

Your rock wall and garden are very pretty.
I like them.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 9, 2015 6:56 AM CST
Welcome! Rod!

Wow! That is just awesome. Great work!
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Jun 12, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Hi Rod, welcome from one addict to another. You have come to the right place to learn and share. Welcome! Group hug
I started my first rock/sedum garden last fall.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jun 12, 2015 6:41 PM CST
Welcome! Rod.

That's a very cool space! I have boulder envy. nodding Is the plant that's doing most of the covering duties a thyme?
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Cidsongs
Jun 17, 2015 9:49 PM CST
I'm a succulent and bromelaid addict now. Here's a picture of my first attempt at a mini rock garden. I plan to do a complete overhaul on it. The rocks got covered with dirt



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Cidsongs
Jun 17, 2015 9:49 PM CST
I'm a succulent and bromelaid addict now. Here's a picture of my first attempt at a mini rock garden. I plan to do a complete overhaul on it. The rocks got covered with dirt
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