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Crevice Gardens - a little piece of of mountainside in your yard


February 14, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Mike Heath

Cheyenne Botanical Gardens crevice garden in winter time.

Crevice gardens are a relatively new concept brought to us by the avid rock gardeners from the Czech Republic. The Czechs have been acclaimed as some of the most passionate and enthusiastic rock gardeners in the world. They've taken an age-old garden concept and literally turned it up on edge.

The old tried and true concept of rock-gardening uses flat stones (such as flagstone) and "stair-steps" them up a hillside or slope to create planting areas that pretty much look like stairs with plants. Almost any plant could be used in the rock garden. The concept is wide open to the designer's imag...

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