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Unique Stone Circular Fireplace

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Unique Stone Circular Fireplace

We designed and built this for a client that wanted a custom three foot diameter round fireplace opening inside her home. It is a vent-less gas fireplace.   Because it is inside of a home and the wood framing needs to be protected from the high temperatures generated by fireplaces, we used an Isokern modular fireplace insert.   The picture above shows the round form and the fire brick that is used on top...

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Native Ferns for Southern Gardens

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Native Ferns for Southern Gardens

Using native ferns adds a unique texture to a landscape design. Ferns can look magnificent in mass plantings and are a best pick for low spots on a property or drainage areas. Plants native to the south are always a good choice because they are adapted to living in our southern climate and this rule holds true for ferns as well. You can increase your chances of success by planting native. Native ferns are...

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Urban Ag Council Georgia Design Award

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Urban Ag Council Georgia Design Award

Art of Stone Gardening Lake Lanier DISTINCTION – Design/Build/Installation: Residential, under $50,000 The Georgia Urban Ag Council is Georgia’s premier green industry association for professionals involved in all sectors of the industry. All the major landscape and horticulture companies in Georgia are members. Every year Georgia Urban Ag Council give awards for landscaping projects in various categories. They offer three levels, Grand, Distinction or Merit. Last year Art of Stone Gardening submitted two projects...

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Perennials to Attract Butterflies and Pollinators

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Perennials to Attract Butterflies and Pollinators

With the increase in awareness regarding the decline of native bee populations, many home gardeners are now creating pollinator safe zones in their yard. These safe zones are areas where you don’t use chemicals or pesticide sprays but instead grow a selection of pollinator food source plants. When planning a pollinator garden, think native! Native plants are more likely to attract native bees. Below are some suggestions for low maintenance, hardy perennials for a...

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10 Questions to Ask Your Landscaper – Hardscaper

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10 Questions to Ask Your Landscaper – Hardscaper

When hiring a contractor for a big landscaping or hardscaping job, keep in mind that the lowest bidder may not deliver the highest value. If you want your project to stand the test of time and add value to your home, you need to pick the best — not the cheapest —contractor. But how do you know whether a contractor is worth it? One way is to ask a landscaper/hardscaper the following 10 questions:...

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Upright Japanese Maples – Beyond Emperor I

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Upright Japanese Maples – Beyond Emperor I

Most of us are familiar with upright red leaf Japanese maple trees. They are a common sight in front yards and can be beautiful specimens which stand out if taken care of. Commonly these are Bloodgood or Emperor I cultivars which reach to a height of about 20′. However this height and color may not be optimal for your space. If you are considering planting an upright Japanese maple, think about the background behind...

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Energy Efficient Landscaping

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Energy Efficient Landscaping

Energy efficient landscaping is the way to go A thoughtfully designed landscape not only beautifies your property, it can also help you save energy. Well-placed plantings can cool your house in summer, warm it in winter, and save water year round. According to the Department of Energy, a landscape designed with conservation in mind saves enough energy to pay for itself in 8 years. Here are tips from the Department of Energy and Neave...

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Build a Freestanding Garden Wall

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Build a Freestanding Garden Wall

Great landscaping idea: build a freestanding garden wall Building a freestanding stone garden wall will add timeless beauty to your landscape. In this post, we’ll show you step-by-step how our team built a gorgeous, mortared freestanding wall. As their name suggests, freestanding walls stand alone. Nothing supports them from behind, so they need to be very strong. Freestanding walls have to withstand pressures from above (the weight of the stones), changes underneath (freeze and...

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Class – Create A Spring Herb Container Garden

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Class – Create A Spring Herb Container Garden

  Suzanne Brosche of Art of Stone Gardening will be teaching a class on container gardening with herbs at University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA. Herb container gardens are a great idea for a small space landscape, balcony garden or for cooks. Date: April 22, 2017 Meets: Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Hours: 3 Location: University of North Georgia Continuing Ed 101 25 Schultz Ave. Dahlonega, GA 30533 Instructor: Suzanne Brosche of...

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Colorful Perennials for Shade

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Colorful Perennials for Shade

Shade gardens can be considered a problem area of a yard because often it is difficult for plants to be visible in darker areas. If you plan well and use plants with brightly colored leaves you can add  ‘pop’ even in a dark spot. Use plants with showy foliage in light colors to achieve both color and texture in a perennial border throughout the summer months. A few suggestions for shade loving plants with...

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Art of Stone Gardening is a full-service design, masonry, hardscape and landscape company. We plan, design, and install residential gardens and landscapes in North Georgia.
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