The xeriscape is a landscape style in which everything revolves around the least possible use of water. To recreate that habitat, stone is used abundantly in any of its sizes, from the smallest boulders to the largest rocks. Let's see some examples of how you can make use of stones and rocks in your garden and in the direction of the xeriscape or a more eclectic style. The stone being a natural material will be good in any type of landscaping.
Speaking of xeriscape and low maintenance we can not avoid succulents and cactuses so fashionable nowadays. Both one type of plants and the other combine perfectly with stones and rocks.
The white pebbles, which can be found in gardening and construction centers, are a good background for the cultivation of succulents.
Here we see an element that fits well with stones and rocks, water, even in a simple and small source like this.
The cactus and large succulents on a natural-looking soil with pebbles beautifully recreates a desert environment.
We can also play with the various colors in which we can find stones and rocks so that they combine as best as possible with our plants.
On this occasion, a good combination of succulents with lavender and Phormium tenax or linen from New Zealand.
The pebbles and rocks of various sizes will also help us to create a Zen garden.
Here we have another wonderful combination, a dry stone wall in which the sedum specimens have been interwoven.
In this garden we see the good work done with rocks, stones and bricks as well as a good selection of plants with little water.
Another style in which stones and rocks are of fundamental importance is the naturalist air that recreates alpine or high mountain environments.
In this style the type of plants tend to be of creeping growth and large producers of small flowers. The Androsace genus offers us a great variety of plants of this style.
The big rocks are very good with the small purple flowers of the cubresuelas and with the other plants as well.
There is a great variety of plants originating from high areas that will combine perfectly with the rocks whatever their size.
This combination of agaves with boulders and wood plus some more plants is ideal for a practical and comfortable patio.
Pebbles are another possibility in which the use of stones and rocks is essential. And a rockery has a place in any type of garden. It is a great solution, as we see here, to decorate garden areas with unevenness.
The grass or any less water-bearing cover will also be a good frame for a stone and rock garden as we see here.