Rock Garden Supplies Excelsior MN

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

Holasek Earl J & Son Greenhouses Inc
(952) 474-6669
8610 Galpin Blvd
Chanhassen, MN
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Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping
(952) 473-5425
2350 West Wayzata Boulevard
Long Lake, MN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Drainage Systems, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fencing / Gates, F…

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Shady Acres Herb Farm
(952) 466-3391
7815 Highway 212 E.
Chaska, MN
 
Garden Market & Landscape
(952) 446-8100
4100 Steiner St
Saint Bonifacius, MN
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Dundee Nursery & Landscaping
(763) 559-4016
16800 Highway 55
Plymouth, MN
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Tonkadale Greenhouses
(952) 938-6480
3739 Tonkawood Road
Minnetonka, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herb Seed, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Landscape Su…

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Mound True Value Hardware & Paint
(952) 472-1819
2250 Commerce Blvd
Mound, MN

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Halla Nursery Inc
(952) 445-6555
10000 Great Plains Blvd
Chaska, MN
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Minnesota Valley Garden Center
(952) 445-9160
3232 West 150th Street
Shakopee, MN
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Len Busch Greenhouse
(763) 478-6077
4045 County Road 101 N
Plymouth, MN

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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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