|Phlox subulata 'Creeping Phlox'|
Crevice gardens are naturally formed on the alpine regions where there is little or sans fertile soil available; drier surroundings, and lesser oxygen supply...plants survive adversity, grow up to be healthy and give off a glorious display of foliage and blooms. It's as if these plants just popped up from the cracks or crevices created by a pile of rocks! Many mountain trekkers who have seen the savage yet alluring contrast between stones and flowers, have decided to create a garden of their own resembling that of the natural display of plants growing in a 'sea of rocks.'
The stark contrast between delicate, pretty blooms and the rugged, rough gravel and rocks make crevice garden a masterpiece of its own (I guess those nooks and crannies in the garden are useful after all).