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Calgary Rock Garden Advice

Postby Sun Face » May 26, 2009 12:24 pm

Seeing as how we live near the Bow River, we have a lot of rocks in our backyard. :shock:

I started wheelbarrowing them to the back lane and dumping them up against our fence and thought maybe I'd finally get enough one day to toss in some dirt and then toss in some flower seeds. :?
Does anyone have any ideas as to what flowers would work in a situation like that? There is quite a bit of sun (and dust from the occasional back alley speedster!) Our back lane area is so dreary, I thought it would look wonderful to have some colour back there!

I'm not very knowledgeable about gardens, so this forum is right up my alley....oops... :roll:
I tried to do a bit of a search but thought it was easier to ask.
Thank you!
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Re: Calgary Rock Garden Advice

Postby Eeyore » May 26, 2009 12:26 pm

There are a lot of plants that can be grown in rock gardens or in rocky soil. Go to a good nursery and look for "Rock Stars" or an area labelled for Rock gardens.
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Re: Calgary Rock Garden Advice

Postby Sun Face » May 26, 2009 12:55 pm

Thanks, Lyn. Rock Stars....what a great name! :)
We have a couple places nearby, and I seriously didn't know there was an actual section for rock gardens in a nursery. (not to mention the fact that staff would know!)
I'm hoping for someone to post a picture, too, but you never know... :wink:
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Re: Calgary Rock Garden Advice

Postby Eeyore » May 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Calgary actually has a Rock Garden Society, check their site for photos and ideas.

http://www.crags.ca/
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Re: Calgary Rock Garden Advice

Postby Sun Face » May 26, 2009 2:42 pm

Oh, what a great website! And upcoming events listed, to boot! Thanks!

Nothing's going to stop me now. I just have to make sure I don't fill up that wheelbarrow too full before I begin to haul it into the lane. It happened once already! :roll:

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