Rock Garden Supplies Missoula MT

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

Marchie's Nursery & Fencing
(406) 542-2544
1845 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Ibey Nursery & Garden Center, Sprinklers & Landscaping
(406) 721-5054
6170 Butler Creek Rd
Missoula, MT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Florence Ace Hardware
(406) 273-0023
5524 Old Us Highway 93
Florence, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Wildwood Nursery
(406) 995-4829
47770 Gallatin Rd
Gallatin Gateway, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Great Falls Floral
(406) 727-3866
1815 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Montana Ace - Eastgate
(406) 721-9690
905 E Broadway St
Missoula, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Caras Nursery & Landscape
(406) 543-3333
2727 South 3rd Street West
Missoula, MT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Treasure State Tree Service
(406) 240-4095
1920 South 3rd West
Missoula, MT
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Tree Trimming Removal Tree Transplanting Pest Control Stump Grinding

Montana Ace - Eastgate
(406) 721-9690
905 E Broadway St
Missoula, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Cottage Garden Greenhouse
(406) 777-3061
5034 Eastside Hwy
Stevensville, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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