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Melinda's Garden Moment: Using stones in your garden

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BURLINGTON (WKOW) -- Every landscape needs a good rock or two. And here at Northwind Perennial Farm we have lots of examples.

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. Here the rock, along with the plantings, help nestle this pond and waterfall into the surrounding landscape.

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.

Visit Melinda's website for more information.

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