Rock Garden Supplies Ewa Beach HI

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 Ewa Beach, HI that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

The Family Tree Nursery
(808) 668-1920
87 675 Hakimo Road
Waianae, HI

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G & F Apts
(808) 689-8887
91-737 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Iroquois Point Island Club
(808) 441-9999
5105 Iroquois Ave
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Hawaii Landscape & Nursery Inc
(808) 681-0013
91-1250 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Hawaiian Isle Yard Service & Maintenance
(808) 689-8954
91-801 Aiami Pl
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Pang's Nursery
(808) 239-1505
47 002 Okana Road
Kaneohe, HI

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Ewa Beach Apartments
(808) 689-6663
91-886 Makule Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Islandwide Landscaping Inc
(808) 685-6309
91-1009 Kaiopua St
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Home Care & Yard Service
(808) 671-5015
91-1041 Kupekala St
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Coronado Aoao
(808) 685-0094
91-1220 Kaneana St
Ewa Beach, HI
 
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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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