The Rain/Rock Garden – Stage 2

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Several weeks ago, I posted about a new project here at Emory Knoll Farms in The Beginning of a Rain/Rock Garden. It’s now time for an update.

We’ve finished stacking the boulders and we have the water flowing nicely down the three large horizontal stones into the infiltration garden. I had to do a little chiseling to make the cascade work the way I wanted.

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The first planting has begun, with Orostachys boehmeri being placed in a little rock nest (above) and some moss I collected from an area with exactly the same sun exposure. Hopefully it will adapt and spread along the cracks in the rocks.

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Chris Speno made a walkway out of recycled pavers and placed some more boulders to simulate an upheaval on the east side of the walkway (shown in the photo at the top of this post). We have sanded the wall for repainting and are waiting for warmer weather for the rest of the planting. I know the photos aren’t the prettiest, but I think it’s good to see the process sometimes as well as the product.

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