Rock Garden Supplies Siloam Springs AR

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 Siloam Springs, AR that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

Outdoor Images Lawn & Garden Center
(479) 524-9011
3900 Highway 412 E
Siloam Springs, AR
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Fresh-N-Green, Inc.
(479) 756-5937
750 South Maestri Road Highway 121 South
Tontitown, AR
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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Van Buren Nursery
(479) 806-3566
1505 Fayetteville Rd
Van Buren, AR
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Lake Sue Nursery
(870) 234-4477
1410 Columbia Road 36
Magnolia, AR

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Meek's Rogers
(479) 636-2511
630 West New Hope Road
Rogers, AR

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Gibson Gardens
(479) 787-6866
1206 First Ave, Se P.o. Box 206
Gravette, AR

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Cox Family Gardens
(501) 315-1420
520 Alcoa Road
Benton, AR
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Shrubs

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Enley Feed & Farm Supply, Inc.
(870) 863-4601
PO Box 1299 202 Pony Street
El Dorado, AR
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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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Sharp Flowers Since 1934
(901) 238-1934
120 3rd St W
Wynne, AR

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Sunshine Acres Greenhouses
(870) 845-1385
140 County Rd 33 South
Nashville, AR
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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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