Rock Gardens are inspired by the local cliff ecosystems of the higher elevations of the Shawangunk Ridge, NY. They are characterized by dry and rocky soil, small evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees, clumps of flowering perennials, and large rocks to balance the greenery. We also combine plants from other dry plant communities, such as Beach Plums (beach dunes), Sumacs (forest edges), and Grasses (prairies). Thunderhead and Mugo Pines, our evergreen standards, provide a visual anchor in the garden through all seasons. Openings between plant groups mimic the spaces in arid rocky landscapes, and give the eye a place to rest.​​​​​​​
Coreopsis and Lavender blooms surrounding evergreen and deciduous shrubs.
Coreopsis and Lavender blooms surrounding evergreen and deciduous shrubs.
Creeping Juniper will grow over the informal stone walls overtime.
Creeping Juniper will grow over the informal stone walls overtime.
Succulents quickly spread providing groundcover and brilliant blooms
Succulents quickly spread providing groundcover and brilliant blooms
Large boulders were dug up on-site during construction of the pond.
Large boulders were dug up on-site during construction of the pond.
The fragrant foliage of Lavender Cotton adds silver-green tones to the garden year-round
The fragrant foliage of Lavender Cotton adds silver-green tones to the garden year-round
Fall in the Rock Garden
Fall in the Rock Garden
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