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Melinda's Garden Moment: Garden designs that "rock"

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Every landscape needs a good rock or two.  

Since boulders erupt from the ground and not fall from the sky, they look best when half of the stone is buried or visually anchored to the landscape with plants.

Use stone as an edge, to create waterfalls, and hide the mechanics of water features.  Use rocks along with plantings to help nestle a pond and waterfall into the surrounding landscape. A purposely placed boulder can provide a seat to sit, relax, and meditate in this beautiful space.

Stone has long been used to create raised garden beds - elevating the plantings for greater impact and easier access. A dry riverbed lined with stone gives the illusion of a river while providing an attractive way to manage excess water during wet periods.

Check out Melinda Myers' website for more gardening tips. 

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