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Planting a Rock

posted Apr 16, 2013, 1:53 PM by James Roe
A big ol' rock can serve as a focal point or accent in any landscape.  When I saw my neighbor was collecting big ol' rocks for sale I determined to get one for my front yard.  A key to the effectiveness of a big ol' rock in the landscape is that it appear to be firmly rooted in the ground.  The best way to make it appear to be firmly rooted in the ground is to firmly root it in the ground.  Accordingly, I followed that old maxim that it is better to put a 50 cent plant (rock, in this case) into a 5 dollar hole than put a five dollar plant (rock, in this case) into a 50 cent hole and I dug a hole for planting the rock that would bury something between 1/4 and 1/3 of the rock.  See pictures below showing the empty hole and the hole with the rock in place.


After back filling the hole this is the way it looks.  We will develop a planting plan to take advantage of its rugged beauty.



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