Rock Garden Supplies Barre VT

Rock gardens are also known as Japanese rock gardens, landscape gardens or Zen gardens. See below to learn more and to gain access to garden supply stores in Barre, VT that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

Green Mountain Transplants Inc
(802) 454-1533
2290 Vt Route 14 N
East Montpelier, VT

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Smallwood Nurseries
(802) 476-3254
677 VT Route 14
Williamstown, VT
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Rt 66 Garden Center & Farm Stand
(802) 728-6222
131 Route 66
Randolph, VT
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Annuals

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The Boyd Family Farm
(802) 464-5618
125 East Dover Road
Wilmington, VT
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Annuals, Plants

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Four Seasons Garden Center
(802) 658-2433
472 Marshall Avenue
Williston, VT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Carts/Dollies, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Collectables & Figurines, Colored Mulch, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Ur…

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Wheeler Homestead Supply
(802) 223-0126
2075 Vermont Route 14 South
East Montpelier, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Mad River Garden Center
(802) 496-5555
4063 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Boulevard Gardens
(802) 479-0029
97 Route 302
Barre, VT

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Skyline Nursery & Garden Center
(802) 885-4090
1541 Skitchewaug Trl
Springfield, VT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Sunset Hill Garden And Nursery
(802) 462-2497
2771 - Rt 74 West Cornwall
Middlebury, VT
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Annuals

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Rock Gardens | A garden for any season

A garden for any season

If you've been told that you have a "brown thumb," don't worry; you can still create a beautiful outdoor sanctuary. Rock gardens consist of an array of carefully arranged stones and other natural materials. Unlike traditional plant gardens, landscaping rock gardens are easy to maintain and simple to create using inexpensive supplies.

Creating Japanese Rock Gardens

Japanese or Zen rock gardens are, perhaps, the best-known types of natural rock gardens. In some parts of Asia, these gardens or "dry landscapes" are considered a true art form and have graced the land around Zen Buddhist temples for over 1,000 years.

The basic layout of a Japanese rock garden consists of one or more large, dark-colored stones surrounded by a field of small, lighter-colored pebbles, which are often raked into smooth, neat rows. The arrangement is intended to conjure up images of craggy islands rising out of the ocean waves and to provide an aesthetically pleasing respite from the hubbub of modern life.

To create Japanese rock gardens, select small and large stones of contrasting colors. Try to find multi-toned, irregularly shaped "island" stones that resemble actual mountains and natural landscape elements. Mossy stones are ideal, because the moss will appear to be "grass" growing on the "island." For your "ocean" pebbles, look for stones specially made for Zen rock gardens or select smooth, sparkling white pebbles at your local landscape supply store.

Creating Rock Water Gardens

The rock water garden, an unusual subtype of rock garden, is the polar opposite of the Japanese dry landscape. Many people build elaborate ponds in their backyards, but you can also create rock water gardens in small natural or hand-dug ponds or in large, shallow artificial containers. Fountains, waterfalls and various lighting effects are easy to add using simple kits. Fish and water plants are optional, but add vibrancy to any natural rock garden.

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