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Looking after grass and plants in the watering season, which in Cyprus can be all year round, is for some be a huge chore. Sometimes there are water restrictions, which lead to brown spots on grass and dead plants, which means the replacement of the dead plants and the replanting of new ones, and the cycle continues.

With a rock garden, however, the need to water almost entirely goes away and the few plants you do have, like Cactii are more hardy and thus much more likely to survive a drought.

Here are 10 + 1 examples of rock gardens and the various ways they can be styled.

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // This rock garden in Seattle has plants that will tolerate heavy rain in the fall and winter, but will also do well as long as they're watered during the dryer summer months.

1. This rock garden has plants that will tolerate heavy rain in the fall and winter, but will also do well as long as they’re given a little water during the dryer summer months.

Seattle Residence by folia horticultural + design.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // This Las Vegas home has no grass but instead has a number of plants scattered throughout the rocks, all drought resistant and and very low maintenance.

2.This home has no grass but instead has a number of plants scattered throughout the rocks, all drought resistant and and very low maintenance.

Contemporary landscaping inspiration from blue heron design build.

 

 

3. This garden has a mix of rocks, drought resistant plants, as well as a bit of grass to bring life into the garden.

Designed by Studio H Landscape Architecture in collaboration with QS Landscape. Photography by Studio H Landscape Architecture.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // Pavers of various sizes have been placed throughout the yard, and the low maintenance plants and grasses create depth and texture.

4. Paving slabs of various sizes have been placed throughout this garden, and low maintenance plants and grass create depth and texture.

Designed by Griffin Enright Landscape.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // The entrance way and backyard of this home uses rocks and cacti to bring plant life in and watering responsibilities out.

5. The entrance and backyard of this home uses rocks and cacti to bring plant life in and watering responsibilities out.

Birds Nest Residence by Brent Kendle. Photography by Winquist Photography.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // This backyard overlooking the ocean has a rock garden full of cacti and a long strip of gravel designed specifically for playing bocce.

6. This area overlooking the ocean has a rock garden full of cacti and a long strip of gravel for playing bocce.

Ocean Bluff by Grace Design Associates Inc.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // This yard uses drought tolerant plants and small stones of various kinds to create a low maintenance yard full of color and texture.

7. This garden uses drought tolerant plants and small stones of various kinds to create a low maintenance area full of color and texture.

Designed by GardenArt Group. Photography by Tom Story.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // Gravel, drought tolerant plants, and a number of colorful stones are used in both the front and back yards of this home to create an easy to maintain landscape.

8. Gravel, drought tolerant plants, and a number of colorful stones are used in both the front and back gardens of this home to create an easy to maintain landscape.

Designed by D-CRAIN Design and Construction

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // The front yard of this home has been filled with rocks and an assortment of low maintenance, drought tolerant plants.

9. The front garden of this home has been filled with rocks and an assortment of low maintenance, drought tolerant plants.

Frond yard landscape makeover by Singing Gardens. Photography by Nancee Lewis.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // Although this backyard looks a little sparse right now, once the plants grow a bit, there will be less gravel and more plant life.

10. Although this garden looks a little sparse right now, once the plants grow a bit, there will be less gravel and more plant life.

L’Ametlla de Mar by Simbiosi Studio.

 

 

11 Inspirational Rock Gardens To Get You Planning Your Garden // This rock garden exists both inside and outside of this Japanese house.

11. This rock garden exists both inside and outside of this Japanese house.

Designed by mA-style Architects. Photography by Makoto Yasuda | Nacasa & Partners.

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