Is That a Conifer in My Rock Garden or a Rock in My Conifer Garden?

Mon, 2018-11-05 11:47 -- blazej
24 Sep
Sara Malone

Gardening—or horticulture if we want to be tonier—is an applied science and lends itself to imprecise terminology.  Add to that the fact that most of its practitioners are hobbyists and self-taught, then cap it off with regional differences, and it is not surprising that definition and even translation is sometimes required for successful communication. The question “what is a rock garden?” is one that produces different definitions depending on who answers your query.  I hadn’t even considered this question until the rocks in my garden took on a life of their own and forced me to take them nearly as seriously as I had the plants!

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