An Appreciation of Stone (43)

Here’s some stove size and bigger boulders from a sand and gravel quarry.

Great color and character in some of these. The only drawback for this type of stone is the inability to grow moss.

Refridgerator Size
Refridgerator Size

Okay just because I’m feeling generous here’s another:

More really big Stones
More really big Stones

Some great character in those 3 foreground stones. Nice anchor for a wall or great wings on a waterfall.

Categorized as stone

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. Tell me a little about the inability to grow moss

    disclaimer: I’m not a Scientist . . .

    My experience has been that moss does not seem to grow well/or at all on igneous stone(basalts), or any type of granite or mica-schist stone.

    I have seen moss do very well on all sandstone, no matter the area of the country, and even a little limestone-even though moss like acidic soils . . . but in the end moss with sandstone is the way to go.

    The above boulders don’t fit that requirement.

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