Stonework Adds Exceptional Curb Appeal

This client had just purchased a new home and really wanted to make a statement with the entrance – a way to make the home stand out in the neighborhood. And honestly, the curb appeal was – shall we say – somewhat lacking with a row of dumpy looking little shrubs and uneven patches of […]

Native Plants Line the Path to Sustainability

If you are a reader of the Art of Stone Gardening blog posts, you know that we frequently discuss the importance and significance of native plants in landscapes. When you plant natives, you help rebuild habitat, strengthen the web of life and fight climate change. In this piece, reprinted with permission by Homegrown National Park®, […]

Firepits are hot!

Since the dawn of time when humans first discovered it, we’ve been fascinated with fire. Fire has given us light, kept us warm, and cooked our food. Fire is mesmerizing to watch as flames change hues and embers undulate with flickering light breaking off to sail heavenward. In short, even before S’mores were invented, fire […]

Georgia Winter Garden Design

Winter for many gardeners is a wait and see time. We eagerly anticipate spring, yearning to see the pretty green leaves and perennials popping up everywhere. And hoping that everything comes back from the hard freezes (My fingers are crossed)! Right now, though, most landscapes may seem unspectacular. Very little blooms in the winter. What […]

Matching the Old and the New Masonry

Our clients’ beautiful country home needed some updating. They wanted us to create continuity between the house and the yard by covering the masonry wall attached to the side of the house. Since the wall was in perfect shape, just a little dirty, they asked us cover it with Oklahoma flagstone and replace an existing […]

You Can’t Paint a Dirty Wall (or Sidewalk)

We had a client this past year whose concrete sidewalk needed a facelift. It was old, dirty, and created a lackluster pathway leading to the entrance of an otherwise beautiful home. The homeowner previously tried to pain the sidewalk in an effort to hide the ugly concrete. Have you ever heard the saying you can’t […]

How to: Watering in the Winter

In case you didn’t know, watering your plants in the winter is integral to ensuring their survival. Winter weather is cold, dry, and windy, a villainous trio of conditions out to wreak havoc on your garden. The low humidity and strong dry winds of winter can cause root damage, which affects the health of the […]

Atlanta History Center Stone Pathway Renovation 

Welcome to one of our favorite places, the Atlanta History Center (AHC). Amidst the beauty and bustle of Buckhead (North Atlanta), the AHC is an oasis of green, 33 acres to be exact, filled with historic houses, gardens and award winning exhibitions. The AHC transports the visitor with opportunities to learn, relax and experience the […]