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rock garden

n.
1. A rocky area in which plants particularly adapted to such terrain are cultivated.
2. A garden in which rocks are arranged and plants cultivated in a carefully designed, decorative scheme. Also called rockery.
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rock garden

n
(Horticulture) a garden featuring rocks or rockeries
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rock′ gar`den


n.
a garden on rocky ground or among rocks, for the growing of alpine or other plants.
Also called rockery.
[1830–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rock garden - a garden featuring rocksrock garden - a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
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In order to give her examples of what he was saying, Denham led the way, first to the Rock Garden, and then to the Orchid House.
More recently, we have initiated a program to collect hundreds of soil samples from different rock garden classes in different geologic and climatic settings to evaluate the effects of cultural and natural processes.
Well, now we're building a rock garden. Who knew there was such a thing?
A brief on Page B3 on Sunday mistakenly said the presentation was affiliated with the Emerald Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.
Palakkad (Kerala), Nov 24 (ANI): When we talk about a rock garden, the first picture that comes to mind is Chandigarh's famous rock garden.
To give the rock garden a special look, spread a layer of horticultural grip between the plants.
MKDA also created a rock garden on the second floor and an interior staircase, which replaced some of MKDA's original, award-winning designs.
He constructed a huge rock garden ( one of the biggest in Europe ( running 90ft down from the house to the valley floor, imported many varieties of rhododendrons and built the cascades to resemble a tumbling mountain stream.
Water hanging baskets and containers daily to stop them drying out Prune early-flowering shrubs such as lilac and deutzia Make a sowing of winter-flowering pansies for display next winter or spring Remove growing points from early peas which have finished flowering to concentrate energies on pod production Boost gladioli with a liquid feed Remove young green gooseberries for cooking or preserving, leaving enough to mature for dessert n Cut back rock plants after flowering and trim invasive plants in rock garden n Deadhead roses to encourage repeat flowering unless being grown for the colour and profusion of their hips n Take cuttings of carnations, fuchsias, herbs and shrubs to root in greenhouse
Farrer made his not in his spate of novels but in My Rock Garden (1907), Alpines and Bog-Plants (1908), In a Yorkshire Garden (1909), Among the Hills: A Book of Joy in High Places (1911), The Rock Garden (1912), On the Eaves of the World: A Botanical Exploration of the Borders of China and Tibet (1917), and his magisterial, encyclopedic, two-volume work, The English Rock Garden (1919).
Learn about deer-resistant grasses for an herbaceous border and water-thrifty grasses for a rock garden. 9-10:30; $15 (preregistration required).
IF YOU have ever needed alpine plants for a rock garden, alpine planter or sink garden, use a specialist nursery.