How to Plan, Plant, and Meditatie in
This website is intended
to be practical guide for information and
how-to resource for those interested in this
picturesque branch of meditation and gardening we call rock
gardens. While rocks are generally available everywhere,
and are a natural design element that compliment a mediation space in almost
every outdoor environment. Of particular
interest to those that design rock gardens is the information
on the hardy plants, perennials, and wildflowers
that naturally grow in rock areas and are
low and compact in form. By nature, their
roots really prefer the protection and the
moisture that come from close meditating contact with
stone, making them ideal for rock gardens. As a water substitue, consider a Stone Water Feature or water fountains.
A well planned and executed rock garden is
a satisfying journey. Thank you for visiting,
and we hope you enjoy rock-gardens.us as
much as we enjoyed creating it.
Rock gardens can be a source of joy for urban, meditation gardens, desert, or suburban settings. Large and small, rock gardens are a great way to tap into the natural resources that already abound on your property. Yoga and spiritual retreats also factor in. In addition to the stunning, simplistic beauty of rock gardens, they are low impact on the environment, saving water among other resources.
In the year 1872 Correvon made entries into a journal about Ida Higginson who was the first to successfully propagate alpine rhododendrons, gentians, and edelweiss in a rock garden. Her Massachusetts rcok garden, called Sunset Hill, is one of six gardens described in Susan Schnare's article, "Some Early Massachusetts Rock & Natural Gardens" published in Garden History Journal in 1991. In the early 1920s, herrock garden was written about as the finest alpine garden in the Americas. The Smith College Rock Garden was completed in the late 1800's. Edward Canning, who trained at the famous Kew Gardens, was the first head gardener. Canning contributed to the extensive and well documented article on rock gardens in L. H. Bailey's Cyclopedia of American Horticulture in 1904, long before meditation was popular.
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