Rock Garden Supplies Ludington MI

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

Giving Tree Garden Center
(231) 843-4087
201 N. Gaylord Ave.
Ludington, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Cherry Valley Greenhouse
(269) 795-8811
6900 North M 37th Highway
Middleville, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Drost Landscape Design & Const
(231) 548-2480
PO Box 187
Alanson, MI
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Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Duane Schut Greenhouses Inc
(616) 669-1173
2030 Van Buren St
Hudsonville, MI

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K Drive Greenhouse Co
(269) 729-5060
Po Box 6 - 4792 K Drive South
East Leroy, MI
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Perennials, Plants

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Villadsen's Northern Greenhouse
(231) 869-5029
2184 Jefferson Rd
Pentwater, MI

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Country View Showplace
(269) 344-1259
8778 E H Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Schwartz Retail
(734) 753-9269
30705 Sibley
Romulus, MI
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Annuals

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Meldrum Brothers Nursery & Garden Center
(586) 949-9220
29500 23 Mile Rd
New Baltimore, MI
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Address Signs, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Athletic Surfaces, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Brick, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Colored Mulch, Crop Protection, Cypress Mulch, Display Structures, Edging / Border, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gazebos / Pavilions, Gazing Globes & Stands, Giftware, Grass Seed, Gravel Mulc…

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Walker Farms Inc.
(810) 743-7737
2219 Abby Court
Davison, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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