Crafting Your Own Rock Garden Oasis
In this week's episode of Plant Doctor with Mike Meier, we're shaking off the winter chill and embracing the early hints of spring with a deep dive into the art and joy of rock gardening. Mike shares his extensive experience and passion for crafting these unique and textured landscapes, offering practical tips on how to start your own rock garden, even amidst the unpredictable weather of late winter.
Discover how to build a solid foundation for your garden, the best materials to use, and how to incorporate a variety of rocks and boulders to create depth and interest. Mike also discusses the endless possibilities of plant selection, from annuals and perennials to exotic, grafted trees that add a touch of whimsy to your outdoor space.
Plus, learn how to cleverly disguise unsightly elements like old tree stumps and even how to integrate water features for that extra special touch. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a curious novice, this episode will inspire you to step outside, get your hands dirty, and transform your backyard into a stunning rock garden oasis.
Listeners also call in with their own gardening concerns, from early-blooming peonies to the intricacies of caring for lilac bushes. Mike tackles these questions with his signature expertise and enthusiasm, ensuring everyone walks away with the knowledge they need to nurture their green spaces.