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Stone in the Garden: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects Hardcover – May, 2001
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Like John Vivian's Building Stone Walls and Kevin Gardner's The Granite Kiss, Hayward's Stone in the Garden has clear and concise instructions. And, like David Reed's Stonescaping, he includes extras like stone under foot, pools and fountains, and stone sculpture. In addition, he includes some interesting (and helpful) extras such as plant selection for stone-walls or near stone pools and descriptions with photographs of the many kinds of stone availble in the US. (This is something that did not appear in any of the other stone how-to books I bought.)
As with Reed's Stonescaping, Stone in the Garden is just too pretty to take to the garden when you're working on your project. No matter how careful you are, when you're in the midst of digging or lifting stone, it's too easy to smear mud on your instructions. The easy solution is to photocopy the necessary pages to take to the project site for reference.
I had not thought about my father's handiwork in many years, not until I bought STONE IN THE GARDEN by Gordon Hayward. Hayward's book is absolutely lovely, and even if you never build a thing using stone you will enjoy all the wonderful photographs he has included in his book showing stonework he found in the gardens of folks like Frederick McGourty, Tasha Tudor, and a host of other garden writers and enthusiasts. He has captured shots of gardens from Japan to England, France to Canada, and New England to the American Southwest.
Stones frequently form the basis of the "bones" of the garden -- structures that every good gardener incorporates. While fences and arbors and other structures can be made of wood, stone also fills a niche and is frequently a more appealing, practical, and long-lasting material. Hayward's book includes numerous ideas for using stone. Chapters cover garden walls and retaining walls, walkways, ponds, streams, outdoor areas with stone benches designed for contemplation, rock gardens, rock sculpture, and many other features.
A third of Hayward's book covers a series of step-by-step procedures for constructing walkways, walls, ponds and pools, and other useful structures.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great source for using stone to ACCENTUATE your yard and gardenPublished 20 months ago by Paul R. Fontenot
This is the third of Gordon Hayward's landscaping/ gardening books. All are perfect for our New England Yard and gardens. Highly recommend anything he writes.Published on June 10, 2014 by Dog Mom
I found this book very helpful at a time when we were redoing our retaining walls, great advise and photographs.Published on August 23, 2013 by Beth Purvis
I've bought a number of books on how to design & build stone walls, paths, etc. and this is the best one I've seen. It has very useful information and photos. Highly recommended.Published on April 30, 2010 by Dolores Huff
My friend celebrated her 60th birthday, so finding great gifts for her is becoming more difficult. I really scored with "Stone in the Garden"! Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by John C. Bush
BEAUTIFUL IN FACT SPECTACULAR PHOTOS. MORE OF A COFFE TABLE BOOK. AUTHOR ASSUMES THAT ONE HAS THE LOWER SKILLS OF CONSTUCTING STONE WALLS, WALK WAYS PATHS. Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by K. ruthford
Simply put: I checked it out from the library so often it got embarassing! Time to buy the book. It is well written, informative, and the pictures inspire.Published on May 27, 2007 by Caroline