Rockary (48 photos): plant-stone tandem on a flat surface

Rockary (48 photos): plant-stone tandem on a flat surface

Content

  • The difference between rockcasting and the Alpine hill
  • Types of rockeries
  • How to create a rocker yourself
  • Carcass care
  • Rockary - video, photo

One of the beautiful methods of artistic arrangement of the land was a rockery, a stone flower bed on level ground. For followers of independent creativity on earth, getting to know each reception landscape design begins with a careful study of its characteristics. What will be required for rockaria, how to properly arrange it, so as not to turn into alpine hill?

Rockary - an interesting and beautiful way of decorative design of the site

Rockary - an interesting and beautiful way of decorative design of the site

Japanese style rockery

Japanese style rockery

The difference between rockcasting and the Alpine hill

The desire to return to a flat plowed land with trees and beds a piece of natural nature led to the formation of an entire school of landscape design. So, in our horticultural life there were such concepts as an alpine slide, a rabbit. bed, border and hedge. It's no wonder to get confused in all of these terms.

Рокарий takes the deserved place among other receptions of landscape design

Рокарий takes the deserved place among other receptions of landscape design

The rockery with a small number of plants

The rockery with a small number of plants

Often, the landscape rocker is confused with his close relative, the Alpine hill. Indeed, the basis of these two techniques is stones, but they also have distinctive differences.

Rockary with dense low vegetation between the stones

Rockary with dense low vegetation between the stones

  • In rockery, there is no longline characteristic of the Alpine hill, although it is allowed to use stone peaks.
  • For a flat composition of stones and plants, intensive illumination is not required.
  • In the plot of rockaria used and large stones, and mandatory gravel padding.
  • The basis of the plant composition is dwarf species of coniferous species, not used in alpine hills.
  • In plant species, preference is given to the most undemanding representatives.
The rockery with a small number of plants

The rockery with a small number of plants

The rockery with light shallow pebbles and small coniferous plants

The rockery with light shallow pebbles and small coniferous plants

If in the alpine hill the presence of mountain vegetation is implied, then the plants for rockaria are subdivided by species.

The rockery on a small plot

The rockery on a small plot

Types of rockeries

Designers offer three types of rockeries, based on the flora of various regions of the Earth.

European rockeries decorate plants that grow in the middle lane.

European rockeries

European rockeries

European rockeries

European rockeries

English rockary implies the use of greenery, and the main emphasis is on the restraint of the picture. For him, take such plants as wormwood, cereals, certain types of conifers.

English rockary

English rockary

English rockary

English rockary

For Japanese rockary characterized by an abundance of stone fragments and a minimal presence of plants.

Japanese rocker

Japanese rocker

It is interesting! There is another kind of rockaria, "mobile", when a stone garden is broken in a small container in the form of a hollowed tree.

A rockery with flowers in pots

A rockery with flowers in pots

How to create a rocker yourself

Before you escape in search of boulders and gravel, to build a rockery own hands, let us turn to the rules of its arrangement. We already know that this should be a flat composition of stones and plants. What else is important to observe in order to safely call the formed landscape a rockery?

A small Japanese rocker

A small Japanese rocker

Create a beautiful rokaky with your own hands will allow you to know some of the features and rules

Create a beautiful rokaky with your own hands will allow you to know some of the features and rules

The main scheme of rockery - a few large stones, gravel podsypka and undersized perennial plants, located between the stones. The outline of the composition should be approximated to the natural pattern of the terrain. The rockery can not be square or rectangular, it is preferable to free bends of the boundaries.

Depending on the design of the site, the rockery can have blurred or clear boundaries

Depending on the design of the site, the rockery can have blurred or clear boundaries

Even when the boundaries of rockaria coincide with the flat boundaries of the site, the rockery does not lose its naturalness

Even when the boundaries of rockaria coincide with the flat boundaries of the site, the rockery does not lose its naturalness

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Preparing the plot

Select on your site a place with an even surface, determine the size of the rockery, and with the help of pegs and rope, form the boundaries of the composition.

Restrained rockery near the summer gazebo

Restrained rockery near the summer gazebo

A small rock house near the house

A small rock house near the house

Important: The rockery can be broken and on the slope, the main thing is that the slope section should be level, without pronounced level transitions.

Rockary on the slope

Rockary on the slope

Rockary on a small slope

Rockary on a small slope

The rockery on a level plot

The rockery on a level plot

On the marked territory, remove the entire turf to a depth of about 20 cm. Place the geotextile in the resulting "trough", covering all the bare ground. Drain the drainage, level it with a layer of sand and compact it well. Such a rigid base will exclude the sagging of large stones in the soil.

Rockery covered with beige pebbles

Rockery covered with beige pebbles

Rockary with predominant plants - succulents

Rockary with predominant plants - succulents

The remaining height of rockaria fill with a substrate of three parts of garden soil, two parts of sand, one part of peat and small gravel.

Rockary on the bank of a stream

Rockary on the bank of a stream

Rockaria under palm trees

Rockaria under palm trees

The plot of rockary

Make a paper on the design of rockaria, placing the stones and plants where you want. Adhering to the plot, decide on the size of the stones and the kinds of plants that you would like to see in your stone garden.

To fill the space, a large river pebble was used

To fill the space, a large river pebble was used

Rocary covered with ground cover plants

Rocary covered with ground cover plants

Combination of colored gravel in rockary

Combination of colored gravel in rockary

Stones

AT colors Rockstone stones adhere to beige, yellow and brown hues. Against their background, fresh greenery of plants looks profitable. Avoid the prevalence of gray in your composition. If the gravel is gray, then the larger stones should be of a different color.

Beige color stone will help add more light to the mood of the composition

Beige color stones will help add more light to the mood of the composition

Light gravel in combination with gray stones looks very impressive

Light gravel in combination with gray stones looks very impressive

Pick up a few large boulders and grab the area of ​​your rock.

Rockary from stones of light breeds and southern plants

Rockary from stones of light breeds and southern plants

Large boulders need to be dug into the soil by about half their depth. To give them stability, you can put under their corners fine gravel or sand.

Rockary with several large boulders

Rockary with several large boulders

Small stones combine well with low plants

Small stones combine well with low plants

With the location of rockeries on dacha, most importantly, to achieve its natural appearance. Stones should mimic the natural appearance of rock on the surface of the earth.

The path through the rockery is covered with gravel to make the whole composition more natural

The path through the rockery is covered with gravel to make the whole composition more natural

Well-located plants and stones will add a composition of more naturalness

Well-located plants and stones will add a composition of more naturalness

Orient the pattern of stones in one direction, placing them at the same angle.

Rockary from light stones and gray gravel

Rockary from light stones and gray gravel

When placing stones, do not forget to leave a place for planting.

Stones for rock art are the basis of the whole composition

Stones for rock art are the basis of the whole composition

Plants

In the device of rockaria the main artistic line is built of stones, the plants serve only as an effective addition. Therefore, proceed to planting plants only after you have completely formed the stony plot of your offspring.

Low-growing bright flowers in a small rockery

Low-growing bright flowers in a small rockery

With regard to plant species, designers are advised to use soil cover, coniferous and deciduous varieties, with a good root system and high decorative qualities.

Rocario with Mediterranean plants

Rocario with Mediterranean plants

If you want to get coniferous rockeries, then choose juniper, thuyu, spruce short stature varieties.

For the European form of rockaria suitable dwarf forms of deciduous shrubs with flowers and fruits.

The combination of flowering and ground cover plants in rockaria

The combination of flowering and ground cover plants in rockaria

As bright accents, you can use roses, azaleas, boxwood, barberry.

Roses in rockeries

Roses in rockeries

Advice! With the arrangement of rockery, abandon the aggressive plant species prone to rapid expansion. They actively fill the space, making their way through the gravel, and will hopelessly break the drawing of your composition.

The rockery in the middle of the covered patio

The rockery in the middle of the covered patio

The rockery on a small hill with southern plants

The rockery on a small hill with southern plants

Carcass care

We examined how to make a rocker, it remains only to find out how to care for him.

The main load in the care goes along the plant line. Both coniferous and deciduous must be periodically cut and pricked. To create a single background of rockaria, in the plant locations, cover the soil with black material and pour a small pebble on top.

Care for plants - the basis for care of the rocker

Care for plants - the basis for care of the rocker

Despite the minimum number of plants in Japanese rockeries, constant maintenance of the order

Despite the minimum number of plants in Japanese rockeries, constant maintenance of the order

For 3-4 years of plant growth, fertilizers can be introduced. The root system has already been formed, it remains only to control their shape and development.

Japanese style rockery

Japanese style rockery

Watch for the appearance of weeds, which even in such a soil will always find a loophole to germinate. Remove them and do not forget to loosen the soil under leafy plantings.

A rockery around a small summer playground

A rockery around a small summer playground

Cover the vegetation of the rockery with lapnik for the winter. Early in the spring it is necessary to protect conifers from sunburn, covering them with a light awning.

Different types of rockeries allow you to choose the most suitable and perfectly combined with the overall landscape composition of the plot

Different types of rockeries allow you to choose the most suitable and perfectly combined with the overall landscape composition of the plot

In the creation of rockaria, this video will also help you:

Rokary - photo

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