Gardening

How to create a rock garden


Set up stone walls


Before talking about the artificial walls, smaller than the supporting walls and with a purely ornamental function, it will be good to briefly dwell on the plants that can be placed in a wall. It is advisable to use essences that crawling partially cover the wall, that are resistant to drought and that do not have a large root system.
It is perhaps superfluous to repeat that, especially if it is an old wall that has just been rearranged, the main concern must be to clean it well from any type of root of existing weeds; in particular nettles, which have very ramified roots; of absinthe, of various grasses and above all of the long roots of the weeds, which infests the top. Everything that is a part of a living plant must be uprooted in depth, using a hook-like iron long enough to penetrate between the stones. Then, with the same iron, push the specially prepared flower earth in depth so that no empty space remains, damaging the flower roots.
As far as plants are concerned, we must say that they must be placed with extreme care and when they are still very small. In fact, a cluster of roots of a grown-up flowering plant cannot be introduced into a relatively modest space; anyone who tries it, understands that it is impossible to do a good job: the terminal parts of the roots would be irreparably damaged, that is, those that are needed by the plant to feed itself. It would be a waste of money, time and effort to meet a certain disappointment.
Small seedlings, therefore, with a root system no longer than ten centimeters. Made a shelf of the existing earth in the hole of the wall, it is bathed well and for a long time, delicately. Then using a pair of tweezers they make the roots of the plant penetrate, spreading them gently in every direction in the widest possible way. Then, with a shovel or a long spoon, good earth is placed on them, it is compressed slightly, it fills up completely and slowly wets itself making the water flow from the stone above, so that everything is well soaked. During the first week the wall must be repeatedly and gently watered, morning and evening. So for all the selected and prepared plants.
Does this seem too meticulous and slow?
Perhaps it is; but it is the only one that ensures the vegetative restart of a small and delicate seedling, which suddenly is exposed to the full sun, to the certainly very strong heat of the stones, and above all to the wind without any shelter around. However, we must bear in mind that the plant will live for eight or ten years, becoming more and more beautiful year after year.
You will have a wall with cushions of greenery and flowers of rare magnificence. After the fatigue of the first plant, the flowers will no longer require any other care, except perhaps some rare control to prevent some dog tooth seed from slipping into the hole, carried by the wind, and starts to sprout. If this should happen, immediately extract the extraneous seedling with the tweezers. For the rest, it is sufficient to move the terminal parts of the plant with your hands, at the end of February or March, to bring down the ends that the winter frost will have dried. The wall will then appear as a flowery and green wall. There really is nothing more beautiful than a flowery wall, with different plants (and so remember not to ever place three plants of the same species close together!) In shape, color and size.

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Travertine



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Volcanic



Fossilite



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Verde Alpi



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tartaric



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golden



Plate
dolomite



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of Credaro



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of Credaro



Porphyry
Rose



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of Luserna



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Stone
of Credaro



Porphyry
Rose



Stone
of Luserna



Quartzite