Rockery is literally translated as “rock.” It is a rocky area of the garden with flowers and other plants. For the most part rockeries is a mountain landscape in miniature.
Such a landscape technique perfectly emphasizes the singularity of relief. In addition, it can fit into any landscape since, has no specific conditions during creation. Rocard have very different shapes and sizes. Very often they are created in conjunction with the dry creek or pond, creating a single composition.
The site can be, as in the shade, and the sun. The stones used in various shapes and sizes. The main rule is not to build one regular geometric composition. There should be an odd number, and position them better in a chaotic, but the natural order. Note that the chaos must also have a certain system, or rockeries will look like a mess.
Plants for rockeries are selected depending on the location on the site. The ideal option for arranging rockeries considered conifer annual ground cover or plants, for example – a flower nemophila. When selecting plants should not forget that the rockeries – a symbol of the mountain scenery, do not overload it with bright and varied colors. Planted them as well, depending on the time of flowering. Perfectly matched the plants will bloom for a long time, without requiring careful maintenance.
Not to be confused with rockeries alpine slide. When creating an alpine slide is presented more limitations to the choice of the arboretum, shapes and sizes. Rockery also allows the use of different plants, stones, and it looks not as a slide, although it is also possible.
In recent years, these well-maintained rocky areas are gaining popularity. They not only give the beauty of the garden, but also provide comfort and tranquility. Properly established rockeries will decorate the garden for a long time.