Join us August 10-12 for the MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery’s first ever sale on plants for rockeries and and rock garden containers!

Rock garden plants thrive in poor, rocky soil and often prefer dry, sunny locations as well. Though often native to alpine or arid ecosystems, they can thrive in an average Puget Sound garden when given the correct growing conditions by an educated gardener. In the right conditions, in fact, many species often thrive on neglect and prefer little or no pampering with fertilizer or supplemental water. Sounds like the perfect plant!

We’ll mark down prices on plants perfect for these conditions, including Hebes, Penstemons, Sedums, dwarf conifers, and select bulbs. Join us!

Plus, join us for these FREE programs:

Rock garden container seminar, August 11, 1-2pm: It is easy to create a miniature rock garden in a container – Let our staff show you how. After the seminar, we will help you select plants for your own container if desired.

Tour of rock garden plants, August 12, 1-2pm: Join our tour docents for a tour of rock garden plants in the KBG.

To attend the seminar or tour, please RSVP to or 206-546-1281 x3.

Two examples of finished containers planted with different Lewisia species. The one on the left was planted by Mareen Kruckeberg years ago and has aged nicely. The one on the right was planted recently and is much younger!

Rock garden-style container gardens featuring native Lewisia species.