I've written on my last post about Munich Botanic garden that the day was rainy and cool, but the weather couldn't stop me to continue my visit in the garden.
Rock gardens are a combination of stones and living plants in the form of a miniature mountain landscape.
They became known as alpine slides and are used in landscape design because of its originality.
In Munich Botanic Garden the Rocky garden creators perfectly knew that not all plants are suitable for the planting on the alpine hills, some plants can grow in a lush bush that will cover half of the artistically arranged stones, another plants may not be adapted to the growth on even a small hill. They have known how to lay stones, on what basis, apart from the simple laying of stones and planting.
They are great to put these laws of a Rock garden creation to life.
The gardeners have made a beautiful composition, including the stones paved paths, so as not to disturb the plants of rockeries.
I’ve read that to build a Rock garden it's necessary to pick up stones preferably the same color, the same breed.
You can use granite, limestone, sandstone. Stones can be round or irregular shape, different sizes, to avoid the monotony. Stones should be placed parallel to the surface.
In Munich Rock garden the authors planted mainly perennials, dwarf and only occasionally, tall plants. I think they have considered as the plants grow, and founders need to plant them so that the free space left over.
In the selection they took into account the timing of flowering plants, to obtain a continuous bloom and berries in all seasons. I had very lovely time strolling in the Munich Botanic garden.