In a position where high winds cut across the garden, carnations and pinks may be grown with safety. They will grow in any fairly lightwhere drainage is good, or in heavier soil if well prepared and limed. It is essential that carnations are not overshadowed by tall trees, and they must have all the air and light possible. A formal design, in which stone is employed, is in keeping with the plants of the Dianthus family, and is generally used for a specialist garden of this type.
Some gardeners prefer to specialize in rock and alpine plants. This entails the making of a, which can be worked into the mixed garden design to add considerably to its picturesque effect as well as its horticultural interest. In making the plan, the rock garden should be allotted a sunny open site, not overhung by trees. Shaded rockeries are unsuitable for anything except the cultivation of and a few similar shade-loving plants.