Rock Garden Supplies Dothan AL

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 Dothan, AL that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

Dothan Nursery & Garden Center
(334) 794-6774
1300 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
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Signature Landscapes
(256) 881-9099
3615 Memorial Pkwy Sw
Huntsville, AL

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The Garden Shop
(251) 747-0311
27950 Hwy 98 East
Elberta, AL

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Collier's Nursery
(205) 822-3133
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL
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Barton's Greenhouse & Nursery
(205) 664-2964
401 Primrose Dr
Alabaster, AL

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Buds 'N Blossoms Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
(334) 793-0616
5881 US 431 North
Dothan, AL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, …

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Young's Plant Farm Inc
(334) 821-3500
PO Box 3410 863 Airport Road
Auburn, AL
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Andy's Creekside Nursery
(205) 824-0233
3351 Morgan Dr
Birmingham, AL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Design, Water Garden Supplies, Water Gardening Contractors

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Greenleaf Inc
(256) 355-1300
2400 Beltline Rd
Decatur, AL
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Harris Shop
(334) 288-0899
1237 Brady Rd
Hope Hull, AL
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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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