This is a south facing view of my garden where the rock garden resides. The soil was to hard to have Alpines or Rock garden plants to thrive so I had to raise the soil. The neighbor had a few large boulder left from the rock wall and a little talking the the tractor guy, I was able to get the rocks moved in place. The next step was to place an erosion barrier fabric at the base to help hold in any particulates for the plant roots. After a little digging and the fabric was laid, on came the unwashed pea gravel. To add a little more particulate, I top dressed the pea gravel with a mixture of sand and peatmoss and washed it all down with the garden hose.
Plant list in the rock garden.
Arabis 'Spring Charm' Artemisia stellerana 'Silver Brocade' Berberis Thunbergii 'Nana' Bergenia Vars. (Evening Glow) Campanula poscharskyana Dianthus Knappii Erica Herbacea "Mediterranean Pink' Erica Herbacea 'Springwood White' Erica Vagans Erigeron Karvinskyanus Erigeron Karvinskyanus Gentiana gracilipes Gentiana kurroo Gentiana ornata x fareri Geranium Endressii Hebe Buchananii Hebe Cupressoides Ibreris Sempervirens Kniphofia "little Maid' Lithospermum 'Grace Ward' Sedum telephium 'Arthur Branch' Zantedeschia Aethiopica Zauschneria Californica