Rock Garden Supplies Randolph MA

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

Randolph Sudbury Farm
(781) 986-5430
300 North Main Street
Randolph, MA
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Quincy Roche Bros. (granite Crossing)
(617) 471-0500
101 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA
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Packard Farm, Inc.
(508) 583-2716
630 Torrey Street
Brockton, MA
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Seoane Landscape Design, Inc.
(800) 245-1300
551 Bedford Street
North Abington, MA
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Easton Roche Bros. (ma Rt. 138)
(508) 230-8755
25 Washington Street
North Easton, MA
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Almquist Flowerland Inc
(617) 472-4897
30 Hooper St
Quincy, MA

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Read Custom Soils
(888) 475-5526
125 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA
 
Garden Gate
(781) 878-2875
1200 Bedford St
Abington, MA
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Capeway Florist
(781) 337-1470
249 North St
North Weymouth, MA

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West Roxbury Roche Bros.
(617) 469-5747
1800 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA
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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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