Perennials: for the Rock Garden
What better place is there to create a rock garden than here in the Rockies. As we hike through the Rocky Mountains, it inspires us to create our own natural micro-climate in our backyards.
Once you have selected the area in your yard, it is time to step back and take into consideration the following:
1. Use rocks of one geological type
2. Consider creating a natural slope or terrace
3. Insure good soil drainage
4. Plant a variety of species, but with similar water and sun exposure needs.
5. Plan on using perennials that are low growing and have a clumping habit.
For an extensive listing of recommended perennials, see the following CSU Extension Fact Sheet
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Updated Wednesday, October 12, 2016