Paradise Has Walls

Picture this. You’re having a backyard party. You’re just putting the finishing touches on a nice spread of food and drink while the evening outdoor lights blink on. Lovely music is playing in the background, the hot tub is bubbling, and people are starting to arrive. Everything looks pristine. Your screened-in porch is the perfect […]

Each Project is a Journey – One Step at a Time

When it comes to outdoor landscape solutions, Art of Stone Gardening is not your run of the mill landscaping/stone company. We are totally different from most companies, specializing in creative, unique designs. The story of the Wesselink project illustrates that. Vision, design, technique, labor and artistry were all involved in creating a one-of-a-kind solution for this […]

No More Amendments… to Planting Holes!

Since 1789, the constitution has been amended 27 times and I am here to say what I think should be the 28th amendment: no. more. amendments. … to planting holes! Okay so here me out because you may not have heard about this but it’s a hot button issue for me. The concept of “amending […]

Spreading The Magic Dust

Let’s get it out of the way up front. It’s all about sex… pollination, that is. Pollinators help plants reproduce. From the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) we learn, “Pollinators visit flowers in their search for food (nectar and pollen). During a flower visit, a pollinator may accidentally brush against the flower’s reproductive parts, […]

When the Student Becomes the Master Gardener

“Master Gardener” sounds like quite the level of prestige but my friend, Terrie Thamer, is as down to earth as it gets… literally. With a garden in Gainesville known for its wild perennials, wonderful textures, and sprouting vegetables, Terrie is an amazing gardener and ally to the environmental community. She has worn many hats in […]

Hemlock T.L.C.

You’ve heard it before: Save the Trees! But hear me out, hemlocks are particularly important and particularly in danger. A few years ago I talked about the hopeful hemlock and its fight for survival. Now I’ll explain a little more about how you can treat them. All About Hemlocks: A Refresher If you didn’t know, […]

Bee Concerned

Have you hear that the bees are dying? That they are disappearing? That between 2006 and 2013 we lost an estimated 10 million domestic hives just in the US? Bee’s are the most recognized pollinators on the planet. Their entire lives revolve around nectar and pollen. This is especially true for honey bees. But Colony […]

Mail Box Driveouts

Flagstone entrance for mailbox

Having a mailbox that’s located a foot or more from the road isn’t mandatory, but it’s often a good idea. Homeowners are able to safely access their mail either in their car or on foot with out fear of being hit by oncoming traffic. It also helps deter would be vandals from “accidentally” hitting your […]