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    ideas for a rock/cacti garden


    My wife and I shall be retiring to northern New Mexico in June. We've noted a large pile of rocks on a field and shall use them to create a rock garden in the turnaround circle at the house.

    I have a basic plan and will create a dried stream bed effect undulating through the middle of this garden. I intend on using native cactus which we shall accumulate from friends of ours in that state.

    While I can visualize the garden as it might develop, I am seeking some ideas on interesting rock shapes and relationships that would make the garden appealing, in addition to the cacti/succulents to be planted in the spaces between the rocks.

    I'd appreciate any insights or specific websites that illustrate very interesting desert rock gardens.

    Thank you in advance,

    Gene So

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Maryland zone 7
    Hi Gene,

    Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. I would suggest you look at books about cactus gardens and desert rock gardens in the library for ideas and plant recommendations. You can also do a google search with terms such as:
    desert rock garden
    desert garden design
    desert plants
    cactus garden
    and so on.

    A visit to local desert gardens will also be helpful.

    Here's some links that you might find helpful.


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    Thank You

    Hello Newt,

    Thank you for doing such a good job of concentrating all this information concerning desert rock gardens.

    I know there is no way I can go through all this information and not come up with some good ideas to better enhance our future rock garden.

    Take Care,


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Maryland zone 7
    Gene, you are so very welcome! Of course pictures of your finished project would be wonderful!

    Good luck with your move.

  5. #5
    wonderful! thanks for the info..

    pret personnel

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Thank you for your posts.
    sonnerie portable gratuite

  7. #7
    I love this idea so much I am going to do it myself! Thanks :D

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