Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stone In Your Landscape

Rose Tarlow, below, interior decorator, furniture designer & a master with stone in the garden. It's a rare landscape that cannot benefit from a tree trunk base & stone top. Tom Wilhite's book, below. Amazing how many of my clients already have this book at our first appointment. If you're thinking of DIY with stone, or not, this book is for you. Buy it here.
Sir Hardy Amies garden in England, below. With stone this good it would be difficult to get the plantings wrong.
Stone Mountain, GA, below. Nature's stone. Teaching stone. The wildflower, front of pic, growing on the stone, Mother Nature's patience adapting a root system/foliage/flower to growing in shade with trace amounts of soil & less water.
Then there is Michael Eckerman. His ideas in stone
changed mine.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Top pic via Rose Tarlow, bottom pic via Michael Eckerman.
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All about STONE today with Garden Designers Roundtable.
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5 comments:

Susan aka Miss. R said...

Thank you for introducing me to Eckerman's work! Wow!!! Love the Stone Mountain photo too. We can learn much from simple observations of the natural world...

JennyP said...

Whoa! Michael Eckerman is crazy good! That wall has movement, the way he built it! I'm in awe.

Rebecca Sweet said...

I was just about to say what Jenny said - Michael Eckerman - WOW!!

ScottHokunson said...

Wow! That wall by Eckerman is mezmerizing, beautiful!

Been a long time since I visited Stone Mountain, maybe someday I'll get to go back.

gardenofpossibilities.com said...

I hate to pile on here but that wall by Michael Eckerman is incredible. What a fantastic example of how something inanimate, like stone, can be used to create such a sense of movement.