10 Ideas for Rocks in the Garden

Peace Country pioneers spent a lifetime picking roots and rocks from the fields…and so did their children! I have lots of memories of walking the spring-tilled fields with my family “harvesting” all those sticks and stones. It was an endless task as every spring a new crop was tilled to the surface. Walk to the end of any field and you will find those piles of rocks, each picked by a hard working hand. Despite this–or maybe because of–I still hold a deep respect for both rocks and growing things. A few years ago I brought a couple loads of rocks home from the edge of my grandparents field. It was a nice connection to know that those rocks were once handled by them. I love rocks in a garden…and so do most gardeners!

Here are some neat ideas you might want to try out in your own garden…

Gardening Rocks!


A great idea for disguising culverts…from Rick and Heather Hopkins garden in Fort St John, BC

A bit of whimsy on the vegetable garden fence!

A bit of whimsy on the vegetable garden fence!

Taken in Carol Rhyason’s garden in Charlie Lake, BC

Joan and Larry Evans 2012 FSJ Garden Tour

Heart rocks from Joan and Larry Evans garden in Fort St John, BC

Brad and Janine Filmer's Garden 2012 FSJ Garden Tour

Another heart shaped rock thoughtfully placed packs a dramatic punch. Garden of Brad and Janine Filmer South Taylor, BC


A fun tic tac toe game made out of painted rocks and a stump. Found on Pinterest via chickenscratchny.com Click on image to check out this fun site!



This idea comes complete with an informative how-to from creativeinchicago.com Placing the strawberry rocks among your plants before they fruit will discourage birds from returning when the actual strawberries form. Who wants to waste time when strawberries are hard as rocks and just as edible?

Another photo from creativeinchicago.com Give it a click for all the info and for more great ideas on this site.


Beautiful row markers made from painted stone. Saw these on gardentherapy.ca complete with a great how-to Click on the photo to see the instructions and check out this site. They were the creation of her friend Kristen Crouch of bloomingarden.wordpress.com


Okay, this just makes me smile! From Amazon.com but with a little imagination you could try to make it yourself…


A couple of fabulous stone benches. From amazinginteriordesign.com Click on image to see some more of their “rocking” ideas!


Love this path! Found on pinterest via The Artful Gardener TM


And every pathway needs some feet to find it…found on pinterest.com



2 thoughts on “10 Ideas for Rocks in the Garden

  1. Do you know when the 2014 Dawson Creek Garden tour is being held?

    Our home and gardening club in Eaglesham would like to attend.

    Andrea Farrell

    Maple Rock Farms Ltd.

    H: 780 359 2709

    C: 780 864 8418

    E: andrea.n.farrell@gmail.com

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    • The tour is usually held on the last Sunday in July…so this year it would be July 27th. It normally runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and tickets and maps are available on the day of the tour in the parking lot of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery (in the grain elevator just past the traffic circle at the start of the Alaska Highway). Cost has been five dollars. If that changes I will post it here as soon as I find out. Sorry for the delayed reply!

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