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20 Gardening Ideas Using Rocks and Stones

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Gardening is a popular pastime for people who enjoy spending time working with nature.  For many people, spending time  in their gardens is a great way to relax. By planting a garden, people are given a chance to take pride in something as they literally watch their handwork grow and blossom into something beautiful. However, when starting a garden many people often opt for a traditional look, and struggle to think of creative ideas to make their garden unique. While most people may want to try something a little different, they simply don’t know how. To many people, it may come as a surprise that greenery and bright colors are not the only way to spruce up a garden.  Using other elements of nature when gardening can help add unique person touches to your garden, no matter the amount of space you’re working.  Although rocks and stones are typically seen are boring, when used right, they can take your garden to a whole new level. Creatively using rocks and/or stones can help set your garden apart from all of the others in the neighborhood.  Whether you chose to build something using rocks, paint rocks, or simply use them for decoration in their natural state, knowing how to use these accessories will definitely come in handy.  Here are 20 gardening ideas using rocks and stones.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.

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