Rock gardens come in many forms. Depending on the sun exposure, slope, soil conditions, and plants, they can mimic almost any landscape. One of the charms of rock gardening is that while the plants are generally small, they often have large flowers. Many rock garden plants are slow to establish, but there are also many quick-growing plants that can fill the garden in its early years, then be cut back or moved to another location as the garden matures. In a new rock garden, it’s nice to include some plants that will flower in their first year. Rock placement is an important design issue if you’re building a rock garden from scratch. Get more tips here.