The A.B.C. Of The Rock Garden And Pool - PREFACE - YEARS ago I was asked to write a book on Rock Gardens and another on Garden Pools and I did so. I am glad to say they both sold well but then the 1939 War came and it proved impossible to reprint them. So came the brainwave of amalgamating them into one book and including them in the A.B.C. series and here they are......... - Contents - CHAPTER PAGE I. THE REASONS FOR ROCK GARDENING . 9 11. CI-IOICE OF SITE, ASPECT AND MATERIAL . I3 111. MAKING THE ROCK GARDEN . I9 IV. MAKING THE ROCK WALL AND LAYING CRAZY PAVING . 27 V. SOILS, PLANTING AND PLANTS FOR THE BEGINNER . 34 VI. THE SCREE, MORAINE AND STREAM . 38 VII. THE ALPINE HOUSE . 44 VIII. FLOWERING SHRUBS, CONIFERS AND FERNS . 49 IX. BULBS . 59 X. GENERAL MANAGEMEXT AND PROPAGATION . 66 XI. LISTS OF ROCK PLANTS WITH DIRECTIOKS AND INSTRUCTIONS 78 XII. THE GARDEN POOL-ITS CONSTRUCTION AND SURROUNDS . . 127 XIII. BALANCE AND PREPARATION I43 XIV. M7.4TR LILIES . . . 146 XV. AQUATIC PLANTS . 15.5 XVI. FISH AND SCAVANGERS . . 161 XVII. WHAT SHALL 1 BUY . I74 YVIII. HEALTH IN TIJE POOL . 176 XIX. LIST OF PLANTS TO GROW IN A POOL. . 182..................
Table of Contents A Beginner's Guide to Rock Gardens Introduction Wrong Way Of Placing Rocks The Right Way to Place Rock Stones Good Rock Work- Flat Ground Wall Stones on Slopes Choosing the Best Soil Building Your Rock Garden Planting Your Rock Plants Maintenance Conifers Bulbs List of Rock Plants, depending on the Particular Conditions and Places Rock Plants For Walls Crazy paving plants - Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Rock gardens have been part of landscaping and gardening lore for millenniums. In the East Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens have been places where people could meditate in serene and harmonious surroundings. Why are more people designing their own gardens incorporating at least one rock garden in the design? Even if the rock garden is quite small, it is going to add a touch of distinction to the landscaping of your garden. In Japan, rock gardens were normally built as dry landscape gardens, where a number of landscapes were made up of natural compositions made from natural products incorporated into a landscape. These natural items included bushes, trees, Moss, water, rocks and sand. One believes that the concept of rock gardening originated in China, especially when the ancient religion of Shintoism spoke about places of harmony where one could commune with nature and the spirit in serenity. These were normally made in monasteries, where they could be seen from one focal point, like say the porch of the head priest of the monastery. These dry Landscape gardens which you call a Zen garden in Japan were built to be seen from one viewpoint, with the walling closed around it in ancient times. Nowadays they stretch on for miles incorporating all the natural features available and present in the area to make up harmonious surroundings. Japanese Zen gardens go back to 784 BC. Chinese gardens have been around for even longer. The incorporation of gravel and white sand in a Zen or rock garden was an important feature. These were the symbol of distance, emptiness, purity, white space and water. All these symbols were supposed to aid in meditation. White sand and gravel used harmoniously together were also used around temples, shrines and palaces.
In Europe, particularly in England, the rock garden is an established institution with a distinct following. The English works on the subject alone form a considerable bibliography. On this side of the Atlantic, the rock garden is so little understood that it is an almost unconsidered factor in the beautifying of the home grounds. There are a few notable rock gardens in this country, all on large estates, and in more instances some excellent work has been done on a smaller and less complicated scale either by actual creation or by taking advantage of natural opportunities. But for the most part America has confined its rock garden vision principally to the so-called "rockery." Now a rockery, with all the good intentions lying behind it, is not a rock garden. It is no more a rock garden than a line of cedars planted in an exact circle would be a wood. A rockery is generally a lot of stones stuck in a pile of soil or, worse yet, a circular array of stones filled in with soil.
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