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Container Crevice Garden

Making a mini mountain

Today’s photos are from frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong.

I’m sharing a few photos of a custom container crevice garden designed and created by the uber-talented Pan Yokome of Darts Hill Garden Park in Surrey, British Columbia. This was on silent auction at an awesome crevice-garden demo workshop.

cracks and crevices of rocky mountain landscapesThe style of crevice gardens mimics the way many alpines grow in the wild, in little cracks and crevices of rocky mountain landscapes. They can be large, or small enough to fit in a container, like this one.

plants sectioned based on their water intake Plants liking more moisture go at the base, while those wanting the sharpest drainage do best planted higher up.

Crevice gardens can be great ways to grow difficult to cultivate plantsCrevice gardens can be great ways to grow difficult-to-cultivate plants. The rocky soil ensures good drainage, while the vertical rocks guide roots deep, where they avoid fluctuations in moisture and temperature.

container crevice gardenThis container crevice garden is a work of art! Whoever won it in the silent auction was a very lucky gardener.

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  1. deeinde 02/15/2022

    Beautiful! I would love to try something like this. Would you keep a garden like this outdoors? Would it need to be out of a hard rain? What about winter? (zone 6b here)

  2. bdowen 02/15/2022

    How about a Fine Gardening article with more information about how to do this- DeeinDe's questions plus what about winter storage, how to make (?) the container, what kind of
    soil mix, kind of rock? Would love to try this!

  3. sheila_schultz 02/15/2022

    This is an awesome post, Cherry, right up my alley! I have always lusted after crevice gardens and have been toying with the idea of a container version. This might be the year... now I just have to find the right basin. The hunt is on!!! Thanks for the push, my friend.

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    simplesue 02/15/2022

    Those are fabulous little works of art! You share the best stuff!

  5. btucker9675 02/15/2022

    This is great - reminds me of a bonsai type of look but certainly easier to maintain. I'm going to try my hand at something like this - thanks for sharing!

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    treasuresmom 02/15/2022

    As usual, Cherry, great photos.

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