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don't overestimate the size of the hardscape in the final layout. Depending on how you position things, and your substrate, up to 5" of the rock can be underground. This leaves you with a 10" rock. Most foregroud plants get up to at LEAST 1" in height where they meet the hardscape. This leaves you with a 9" rock. If you use Blyxa Japonica to soften the hardscape, it often gets up to 4/5" between trimmings, leaving you with only a few inches of your largest stone protruding above the plants...

All I'm saying is there are definitely ways to minimize the sheer size of the stone if you think it's too large, but personally, I'd show it off instead. You always need a "main" stone to be the strong focal point. Accentuate it. It's a strength. :D

I'd go lookin' for more if I were you to add to what you've got. If that's not an option, then you can split it, but try to get small pieces off of the large rock and keep a good chunk intact to use as a focal stone.
 
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