As a project of Greene County Master Gardeners, we took on a project to build a rock garden at our local Community Center. The center is located just outside Bellbrook and is used for meetings, parties, classes, festivals and more.
We wanted to add a rock garden to the grounds. Also under construction is a butterfly garden being planted at the opposite end of the large rear patio. I think they will complement each other very well.
A few of the ladies and gentlemen are interested in hypertufa, so our chair person ordered a couple of hypertufa troughs from Cox Arboretum since her husband is affiliated with them and volunteers there often. In his own home gardens, he grows the sempervivums, and sedums, dwarf iris, dwarf pinks, etc. So we all contributed to the supply of plants for this garden.
A large amount of rock was brought in and we got started. I was not there during the installation of the weed barrier and soil mixture. We ordered lean soil with a mix of sharp sand and its texture feels like it is the perfect soil mixture for our plants.
It was all accomplished over a period of about 10 days, and we all are pleased with the results. (One of our large troughs was broken and a new one is on order.)
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Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.