Rock Garden Supplies Manhattan KS

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

Horticultural Services Inc.
(785) 776-5764
8460 E. US Highway 24
Manhattan, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Kaw Valley Greenhouses
(785) 776-8585
360 Zeandale Road
Manhattan, KS

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The Shepherd's Field
(785) 494-2224
11450 Walker Rd
Saint George, KS

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Master Landscape Inc
(785) 539-2842
2040 Ft Riley Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Enviro-Barrel
(785) 313-9976
Enviro-Barrel.com
St.George, KS
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Rain Barrels, Garden Barrels Rain Storage

Eastside Market
(785) 776-9331
219 E Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Cut Flowers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Baskets, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Gourmet Foods, Groundcovers, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Produce, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Wildflower Seed

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Westside Market
(785) 776-8111
521 Richards Drive
Manhattan, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Granny's Garden Gate
(785) 223-0684
913 S Madison St
Junction City, KS

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Blueville Nursery Inc
(785) 539-2671
4539 Anderson Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Howe Landscape Inc
(785) 776-1697
12780 Madison Rd
Topeka, KS
 
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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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