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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.hens and chicks

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
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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 Tuesday, July 22, 2014