Rocks can Add Weight to your Garden Design
The addition of well selected and well placed
rocks and small scale boulders can add necessary visual weight
and impact for gardens that need that extra focal point. When
properly placed and used with other proper scale plant materials
they can give the appearance of being the miniature of a large
scale landscape scene.
In the photo above, the black river rock surrounding the boulders
at the center of the photo appear as a dry river bed flowing around
the mountains. Oriental gardens are famous for this technique
of recreating large landscapes in small scale, in order to entice
the gods of the mountains to visit their homes and gardens.