When the device rocky garden or rockery must be very carefully thought out and choose a place for him on the site. This difficult choice depends on the size of the future flower garden, the existing (or expected) style of decoration of the cottage, available on the site of trees and shrubs, buildings, as well as the selected type of rockery. Naturally, under a large rocky garden and need a large area.
The specifics of choosing a place for rockery is that it is created for admiring stones and miniature plants from a close distance (from a distance you can see only the image of a rocky garden as a whole). Rockery looks bad, or rather, does not look when it is surrounded on all sides by tall plants, so you should leave open for its review, at least 2 of 4 sides. If the area of the site allows, it is very good to arrange a water cascade next to the rockery, a swamp with specific coastal vegetation.
If the site already has irregularities relief: slope, small hill, mound, it’s just wonderful for the device rockery! Such irregularities allow you to create a complex, heterogeneous, multi-faceted rocky garden with a wide variety of plants. If the slope is large, it is possible to terracing and decoration of each terrace separately. At a laying of retaining walls and their registration it is good to use the plants growing in crevices.
Often under rockery divert places which used to be construction waste, unsuitable for the garden and flower beds. Of course, even in such places it is possible to arrange this spectacular design element of the site, but the true fans of the stony garden will certainly give him ceremonial places.
It is quite natural that the plots and cottages are very different, and the place chosen for the device rockery, can be both in the sun and in partial shade. Unsuitable for rocky garden places in deep shade, under the trees, in a very arid and very wetlands (except — rocky garden without plants). At the same time, it is important to create optimal conditions for the development of plants, based on their environmental requirements .
If you decided to have on the site (the cottage) and even the pond it is very good to do it near the rock garden to choose from the pond, the soil went into the construction of rockeries.
If you provide for the possibility of growth of plants in the surrounding areas, it will give your rockery a more natural look, and it will fit more harmoniously into the structure of the garden. In this case, the area of the rockery will include not only the hill itself, but also adjacent areas. Perhaps even the introduction of in neighboring mixborders 1-2 of the same type of stones. Moreover, an interesting technique of “linking” the rocky garden with the surrounding elements of the garden is the inclusion of the same plants as in the adjacent plantings.