Walking through a Stoneyard

Some sights from my half day walk through David Hochstetler’s layout a few days ago. New sandstone, old sandstone. Rescued sandstone curbing and walkways. Gate post galore. Great old troughs, and more. Creative Touch Landscape Supply is located on Kidron rd. Just north of Kidron, Ohio. Or just south of Ohio SR30. If you stop […]

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An Appreciation of Stone(49)

Apparently South Carolina(and me) are all abuzz, because Chris Williams found a rock in a box. Not any ordinary rock but a rock that looks like South Carolina. You know I had one of these once, hell I turned it into a table, mine was/is bigger than his, anyway . . . Apparently Williams was […]

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WCI Workshops

Sticky:  08/23/10 update: In the Works We will be at the CENTS Show again in 2011, definitely doing the 1 day Stone Workshop on Sunday. I am not sure about lectures or other workshops, but I have to make decisions fairly quickly. We have several ideas for dry-stack stone Workshops and I am working on […]

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PTN: Preservation Trades Network

Okay Landscape Designers here is somewhere you need to get to and learn about . . . toot sweet! I would think every LD who is in the profession long enough starts to do work where there is garden restoration involved, historical significance involved, or the need to bring in traditional building craftsmen. Go here, […]

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Now Take a Look at this Wall

Now this is a wall, this is a thing of beauty, this is real, real stone . . . not some concrete product from a mold. Briar Hill How could anyone in our profession not appreciate this? How could you not fight tooth and nail to have this installed over some product from the latest […]

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The Incredible work of Guy Sargent

The work of Guy Sargent. The title of the work is What Lies Beneath: Large Format and Architectural Work. From the site: An ongoing long-term project begun in 2006. The photographs shown here are part of a series titled “What lies beneath the surface”. The series examines both landscape architecture and is constantly evolving. Guy […]

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An Appreciation of Stone (45)

Look at this great big pile of old sandstone curbing laying in wait for a good home. Large aging slabs of fine Ohio sandstone . . . hidden away, that’s right, hidden away. In a field of weeds and large piles of old street bricks. Behind abandoned buildings wondering will there ever be a usefulness […]

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My 1st Briar Hill Stone Steps

Here they are, big beautiful Briar Hill Stone steps. If memory serves(and it may very well not), this is a slide I took around ’88-’90. Part of a larger construction job we had installed in the early 80’s. Thinking more about it, I’m pretty sure very late ’81, or early in ’82 was the time […]

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