Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Overview

Click on the above links for each plant in the Rock Garden and Sedum Garden

In 2007, Lisa Johnson (UW Extension Horticulture Educator) and Ann Munson (Rock Garden Society member and former UW Extension horticulture faculty assistant) built and planted a rock garden in an area off the parking lot.  The 12 x 5 foot rock garden was constructed of donated tufa rocks built up to simulate a rocky mountain slope, in a full sun setting.  The majority of the plants in the garden are alpine plants, selecte for their compact growth habit, drought resistance, and need for "not-to-rich" soil.  Construction of a limestone path on the north side of the rock garden is planned for 2017, inviting visitors to walk into the garden area. On the other side of the planned limestone path, a newly expanded sedum garden is under development.  Like many rock garden plants, sedums are drought tolerant.