Janet’s Rock Backyard – FineGardening

Eric Sternfels despatched in in the present day’s images. We’ve visited Eric’s backyard earlier than (Summer time in Eric’s Backyard) however in the present day he’s taking us alongside on a tour of a buddy’s backyard:

Here’s a group of images from the house of Janet within the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Janet’s an officer of the North American Rock Backyard Society – Delaware Valley Chapter.

small garden bed and stone retaining wall covered in plants and flowers

Rock gardening is all about rising little vegetation that thrive within the good drainage discovered within the cracks and crevices between rocks. This stone retaining wall is a carpet of colour with all of the fantastic little vegetation rising on it.

close up of stone wall with plants growing over the front

Wanting down the wall from the opposite course. Wonderful what an abundance of vegetation and sweetness grows in an area that would appear inhospitable.

close up of plants growing out of and on top of stone wall

Nearer take a look at a number of the beauties rising on and trailing down the wall. Not simply any stone wall may be planted up like this, they should be constructed with areas for the vegetation to go

close up of pink flowers growing in stone wall

Lewisia cotyledon (Zone 5 – 8) is native to western North America, and thrives within the good drainage of the stone wall.

small succulent growing in stone wall with pink foliage plant growing above

Slightly succulent tucked into an area between the stones, whereas an decorative oregano (Origanum sp., Zone 5 – 9) blooms above it.

garden trowel stuck in rock garden

A backyard trowel offers a way of scale to this rocks and the numerous tiny vegetation rising on and round them. There’s a complete miniature panorama right here.

close up of small plant covered in bright purple flowers

Aubrieta (Zone 4 – 9) greets spring with plenty of wealthy purple flowers.

close up various spring flowers in the garden

Spring bloomers from primroses (Primula species and hybrids, Zone 3 – 8) to fritillaria (Fritillaria meleagris, Zone 3 – 8) give an early present.

close up of succulents growing out of stone wall

Hens-and-chicks (Semperivium sp., Zone 4 – 8) making a thriving colony between the stones. These little hardy succulents are straightforward to maintain blissful so long as they’ve good drainage.


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